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Voice-activated appliances make IoT more intuitive for the homeowner
Implications - Consumers can now get their very own personal assistant in the kitchen to help them navigate complex recipes, concoct delicious dishes and keep tabs on diet and nutrition needs for their families through smart technology that responds to vocal commands. With voice-control, consumers don’t need to be very familiar with the technical aspects of their IoT home, they can simply speak aloud and the connected appliances respond accordingly. The increasing integration of technology into the home is seeing a shift towards more intuitive usage that requires little effort on behalf of the consumer. [More]
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Jan 17 - Jul 17
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TechArt & DesignGadgetsKitchen
Fantasy and sci-fi franchises expand with lifestyle products for the kitchen
Implications - As cult movie franchises look to reignite buzz ahead of highly anticipated releases, many are re-appealing to now-adult fans with functional branded kitchen products that serve to playfully alleviate the pains of "adulting' at home. This progression highlights the mission of brands to assert themselves as larger-than-life cult movements by producing limited edition unexpected items that cater to a growing fan base with various overlapping interests. [More]
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May 16 - May 17
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Modern kitchen appliances take the guesswork out of preparation
Implications - Marrying modern consumers' competing desire to create things for themselves and need for convenience, cooking appliances are being designed to work in a more automated way. Providing users with reassurance that their meals will turn out as desired and limiting their involvement in the process, this approach to modern appliances is gaining traction. [More]
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Jan 16 - Mar 17
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TechArt & DesignLifestyleFoodKitchen
Kitchen appliances are enhance with steaming capabilities
Implications - As healthy eating stays on the forefront of consumer’s minds, home cooking is seeing an evolution with sous-vide and steaming taking precedence as some of the healthiest forms of meal preparation. Innovative cooking appliances paired with connected technology make steaming food and using the sous-vide technique faster and simpler than ever, appealing to consumers looking to make smarter choices in the kitchen. [More]
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The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Stove safety features provide peace of mind to consumers
Implications - As the chaotic life of the modern consumer has led to major worries around distracted cooking, big brands are designing new safety features that safeguard against burns, fire and carbon monoxide poisoning. Manifested in both built-in features and post-purchase add-ons, this progression highlights the consumer expectation that brands help them reclaim time previously spent mitigating basic household safety concerns. [More]
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Jan 17 - Jan 17
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Art & DesignKitchen
New technologies make 3D-printed foods increasingly accessible
Implications - The convergence between technology and experimental cuisine has led to fast-evolving revolution in the food world due to increasingly accessible 3D-printing. As once seemingly futuristic concepts continue to be realized, accessible products are now available for use by professionals and consumers alike. This shift demonstrates that despite widely reported apprehension, consumers are beginning to embrace a technological future of food both in and out of the home. [More]
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Mar 16 - Nov 16
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Homeowners are purchasing condensed appliances to simplify cooking
Implications - As connected homes devices become increasingly prevalent, their use becomes more specific. Connected kitchen appliances are shifting towards streamlining the cooking process to hone in on the most mundane parts of the consumer lifestyle. This speaks to the need for consumers to maximize the simplicity of smart technology by using it to enhance quality of life, as opposed to using it for simple convenience. [More]
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Jun 15 - Jun 17
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TechArt & DesignHomeKitchen
Trend Hunter Services
Novice consumers ease into grilling with technological solutions
Implications - First-time or inexperienced grillers are turning to hi-tech appliances and mobile apps to help ease them into the process. Devices and apps such as these reveal that, while consumers are interested in preparing their own goods, they continue to prioritize convenience and efficiency. These solutions indicate how comfortable and willing consumers are to learn from technology and digital solutions. [More]
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Oct 15 - Sep 16
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At-home beverage receives a multi-functional overhaul
Implications - Multi-functional, smart appliances offer people the chance to not only make, but also customize, products they would normally purchase outside of the home. These devices ultimately offer a high-tech method of production that allows consumers to feel in control of the creation of their own goods, and also speaks to customization in the digital age. [More]
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Kitchen appliances adopt abstract form and function for the future
Implications - Redefining the cooking process, kitchenware brands are creating appliances that cater to evolving consumer needs in new and unconventional ways. Combining abstract aesthetics with integrated tech and mobile features, these products not only add a creative element to the kitchen, they also predict and prepare for what everyday routines in the future will look like. [More]
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