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Home appliances used to do chores are redesigned to work with lack of space
Implications - Growth in large cities has resulted in consumers having to make alterations within their homes to compensate for the lack of space in these metropolitan areas. Brands are revamping the design of products that are being used to carry out daily chores, allowing consumers to efficiently maximize the micro-spaces they live in.

Homework Question - How can your brand accommodate consumers that are affected by shifts in the economy? [More]

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May 18 - Oct 18
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Art & DesignHome
Cost-effective concentrated cleaning products become more intuitive
Implications - While concentrated cleaning products have served as an environmentally-conscious alternative to traditional cleaners, in reality excessive consumption habits have meant that for many, the same amount of product would be used. To thwart this, recent concentrated cleaners are accompanied by more controlled dispensing technologies. This development serves consumers looking for the environmental and financial benefits that long-term use of concentrated cleaners afford consumers.

Homework Question - How do habits in consumption impact the way your product is used in everyday life? [More]

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37,385 Total Clicks
Oct 17 - Oct 18
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Sleep product companies minimize environment impact to cater to the eco-conscious
Implications - As concerns related to climate change continue to mount, more and more companies are setting themselves apart from competitors by pivoting to an eco-friendly approach. One of the more recent iterations of this shift has been in the bedding and mattress space, showing that consumers who have the means are willing to prioritize their values even when it comes to more mundane, everyday items like bedding.

Homework Question - How could your brand use an eco-friendly approach in order to set itself apart from its competitors? [More]

SCORE 5.2
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46,376 Total Clicks
Oct 17 - Oct 18
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Art & DesignLifestyleHomeEcoLife
Millennials cope with an uncertain future by embracing house plants
Implications - Often noted for their inclination toward plants and succulents as an affordable and easily transferable mode of home decor, millennials are electing to invest in design-driven plant stands and pottery that serves as a display of personal style, while also inviting the calming affect of nature. This progression speaks to the simple desire of a much-maligned generation to make smaller commitments that offer a certain sense of stability when facing an uncertain future, such as inhabiting short-term rentals.

Homework Question - How can design-savvy products that are simple and affordable help consumers cope with uncertain economic futures? [More]

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Sep 17 - Oct 18
This Quarter and Warm
Art & DesignHomeFurniture
The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Home furniture and decor pieces adopt UV-reflective qualities
Implications - The damage the sun can have on furniture is now being prevented by brands through the use of materials and additional coatings that aim to mitigate UV ray-related harm to such items. This effect enhances the value of the items for their ability to retain their good form and coloring for longer, while catering to consumers seeking long-term home investments.

Homework Question - Consider a simple element your brand could add to its product/service that would greatly enhance its value. [More]

SCORE 6.6
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63,197 Total Clicks
Dec 17 - Oct 18
This Quarter and Warm
Art & DesignHome
Indoor planters are incorporated into decor and furniture pieces
Implications - The rise of indoor gardens in urban environments has brought on small-space solutions like furniture and functional decor pieces that are integrated with plants, or space for plants. The merging of these items caters to consumers seeking greenery based escapism in highly populated concrete jungles, as well as their desire for simple contemporary decor.

Homework Question - Conceptualize a merging of products/services in your area of expertise that would benefit your customer. [More]

SCORE 8.1
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Mar 18 - Oct 18
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Art & DesignHome
Prosumer-inspired decor lets renters easily update their space
Implications - Many consumers, renters in particular, want to be able to easily change and adapt their space, but are intimidated by the thought of an expensive, messy and time-consuming renovation. Additionally, permanent or expensive decor can often be at odds with the preference for customization and the "nomadic" lifestyle many Millennials live today. With homeware brands inventing speedy installation solutions, renters are able to make small but impactful adjustments to their homes, while retaining the time required for their personal and professional development.

Homework Question - What invisible barriers to entry currently prevent consumers from engaging with your products or services? [More]

SCORE 7.8
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May 17 - Sep 18
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Trend Hunter Services
Lighting designs look to celestial escapism for inspiration
Implications - While stargazing has long served as a point of fascination in the human imagination, emerging celestial designs in the lighting space revisit this and serve as an elegant metaphor for the urbanite consumer's search for natural harmony and connection in city environments. By leveraging elements of escapism in design, we are able to relieve some of the social and political tensions that burden our lives.

Homework Question - How does your brand attempt to inject broader meaning into the products or services it produces? [More]

SCORE 5.5
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Apr 18 - Aug 18
This Year and Warm
Art & DesignModernDesignHomeFurniture
Brands reuse waste material to create sustainable furniture pieces
Implications - In efforts to reduce waste polluting the ocean and other negative impacts that excess consumption can have on the environment, companies are coming up with innovative ways to empower consumers looking to make ethical purchase decisions. Brands reducing harm against wildlife and ecosystems is fundamental in preserving the earth's climate and habitats, and gives consumers more choices in their approach to consuming consciously.

Homework Question - How can your brand make environmentally conscious decisions to positively influence the behavior of consumers? [More]

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Jan 18 - Jul 18
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Millennial pink aesthetic crosses over into architecture
Implications - As a color, Millennial pink has transcended the aesthetic appeal for more than just its named generation and crossed over into architecture. While pink architecture may not necessarily be new (one simply has to look to the history of pink architecture in areas like the Carribean and Latin America to see this), recent submissions speak to the prioritization of social shareability even in seemingly unlikely industries.

Homework Question - How could your brand adapt to emerging trends in adjacent industries? [More]

SCORE 4.9
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77,777 Total Clicks
May 17 - Apr 18
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