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Small grocery brands prioritize curated goods in minimalist displays
Implications - Small grocers shift their approach to design by creating spaces that prioritize minimalism and quality, whereas the traditional approach to grocery design focuses on overstocking to overwhelm consumers. This shift takes into account the paradox of choice, in which consumers experience paralysis when it comes to making decisions when options are many. The use of minimalist displays and curated options serves consumers seeking a quick yet experience-driven shopping experience. [More]
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180,123 Total Clicks
May 16 - Jan 18
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Agencies conceptualize floating cities to combat overpopulation
Implications - With rising populations in urban centers a growing concern around the world, design firms are conceptualizing, and in some cases actually creating, floating cities or communities that could mitigate some of the risks associated with overpopulation. These creative conceptualizations would ease consumers' lifestyle-related burdens in regards to transit, housing and health, while also easing the burden on local governments' public services. [More]
SCORE 7.7
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326,192 Total Clicks
Nov 14 - Dec 17
This Quarter and Warm
Alarms use different methods of waking consumers
Implications - Rather than focusing on noise alone, alarms are now being designed with tactile and vision-related functions in order to better wake consumers. Whether vibrating, emitting refreshing scents or simulating sunlight, these pieces cater to consumers seeking both novelty and practical functionality in their purchase decisions. [More]
SCORE 7.4
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57,572 Total Clicks
Jan 16 - Dec 17
This Quarter and Warm
TechArt & DesignDesign
Brands are offering products with head and neck pain-specific functions
Implications - The impact that rampant smartphone and computer use has had on people's bodies' is both visible and felt, and brands are now creating products that alleviate the pain and stiffness that these products can cause – specifically concentrated in the head and neck areas. This shift comes as consumers seek to balance their health and wellness needs with their desire to continue their regular habits as they always have done. [More]
SCORE 8.2
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105,535 Total Clicks
Dec 16 - Nov 17
This Quarter and Warm
Art & DesignDesignLifestyleHealth
The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Urban bike paths boast design qualities that enhance their benefits
Implications - Bike paths in urban environments are now boasting designs that enhance the three key features that these roads must have – efficiency, safety, and the ability to lessen a city's ecological footprint. Whether elevated, solar-powered or featuring ample greenery, these pathways speak to the growing need for the reduction of both traffic and pollution in urban centers. This comes as consumers seek out forms of commute that are both efficient and cost-effective, as cities become more congested and costlier. [More]
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123,052 Total Clicks
Aug 14 - Nov 17
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Art & DesignArchitectureDesignEco
Urban design is accommodating bikes in new and innovative ways
Implications - The increasing necessity of bikes in urban areas -- both for economical and environmental reasons -- has led to cities going further than adding bike paths in their approaches to urban planning. Instead, architectural projects are accommodating bike usage in their designs in ways that are both creative and aesthetically attractive. These enhance the quality of life for bike users, and show an acceptance that these design shifts must occur in order for urban environments to keep up with the habits of rising populations -- working towards minimizing eco and traffic-related footprints. [More]
SCORE 7.5
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103,844 Total Clicks
May 17 - Nov 17
This Quarter and Warm
Milk packaging caters to consumers' specific use-cases
Implications - Like any product, milk has common use-cases beyond simply drinking it; it's a common bedtime beverage, and many kids use it as a base for dunking cookies, to name a few. In recognition of the niche uses consumers apply to their milk consumption, brands have created packing that either references or aids in the specific uses and aspects of the product. Extrapolating this, brands that recognize the consumer behaviors surrounding their products stand to provide those consumers with a more thoroughly engaging and effective experience. [More]
SCORE 7.8
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47,115 Total Clicks
Feb 17 - Nov 17
This Quarter and Hot
Art & DesignDesignLifestyleDrinking
Trend Hunter Services
Medical equipment adopts the design tendencies of consumer products
Implications - Aesthetically, most pieces of medical equipment embody functional designs that leave them garishly sterile and utilitarian. In order to destigmatize the potentially negative connotations surrounding illness, medical equipment has subsequently adopted the design gestures of everyday consumer products (especially those of tech devices). Brands that recognize and respond to the sensitivities of consumers not only improve those consumers' comfort in day-to-day life, but also create a deeper emotional bond with the products or services. [More]
SCORE 7.7
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138,330 Total Clicks
May 17 - Oct 17
This Year and Warm
Art & DesignDesignLifestyleHealth
Consumer co-creation ensures a truly personalized product experience
Implications - Combining customization with co-creation, brands are putting user experience directly into the hands of consumers. By letting go of full control, brands are indicating trust in the end user, allowing them the freedom to interact with the product the way they see fit and truly make it their own. Beyond crowd-sourcing to please a large audience, brands are leveraging in-person customization to engage the individual on a more personalized level. [More]
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51,746 Total Clicks
Aug 17 - Dec 17
This Quarter and V. Hot
Modular items that are still usable when compressed increase efficiency
Implications - Items that traditionally stack or collapse usually do so for ease of storage or transport. Creatively designed objects and products that garner functionality while both expanded and compressed help consumers and businesses alike to maximize their available resources. Brands can employ a function-forward stacking mindset to create multifaceted conduits that more deeply engaging consumers, piquing curiosity throughout the very experience of employing them. [More]
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95,602 Total Clicks
Oct 16 - Aug 17
This Year and Warm