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Modern Consumer Insights

Augmented Cleaning
Mixed reality applications gamify home cleaning to help users focus
Trend - Spatial computing brands are launching applications that use gamification, animations, and cameras to improve home cleaning. These are designed to integrate XR into daily tasks rather than serve as entertainment. These features aim to hold users' attention and make cleaning more engaging.

Insight - Most adults in North America are pressed for free time, and do not want to perform menial tasks, such as vacuuming, when they do have time. These consumers understand the necessity of these tasks, though, and as a result, desire help from modern technologies that could improve these experiences. Brands are recognizing these desires and launching engaging applications built on AR and XR platforms as a response.
Workshop Question - How could your brand leverage spatial computing to improve traditional day-to-day tasks for consumers?
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Reeded Design
Furniture brands are launching reeded collections for sustainable texturization
Trend - Interior and exterior design firms are releasing collections of reeded furnishings. The reeded pattern is used to give more depth and texture to minimalist pieces without adding unsustainable materials. These pieces are designed to complement both personal and professional aesthetic trends.

Insight - Homeowners and renters looking to update their home design themes are prioritizing sustainability and versatility. This subset of consumers is most interested in keeping up to date with the latest trends, and are willing to invest in products that fit modern aesthetics while supporting their core values. As a result of this, brands are adopting the evergreen minimalist aesthetic with new notes of sustainability and personalization, adding depth to furnishings for trendy consumers.
Workshop Question - How could your brand develop products or services that cater to the modern consumer's values?
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Smart Dishwasher
Appliance companies are augmenting dishwashers with automated features
Trend - Appliance companies are creating consumer-grade dishwashers with artificial intelligence (AI) and smart features. These features include remote control, automatic door operation, and automatic soap optimization, to name a few. These appliances focus on energy and time efficiency.

Insight - As younger millennials and older Gen Z consumers enter the renters and home-buyers markets, these consumers look to ensure that their homes are equipped for the modern age. These consumers prioritize fast wireless network connections, safe electrical wiring, and convenient features in their homes. Despite the rising costs of home ownership, many are willing to pay premiums for homes, and appliances in the home, that meet these desires, in order to make daily life more comfortable.
Workshop Question - How could your brand utilize AI to add value to its product or service for younger consumers?
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Automated Chef
Brands are releasing AI-powered cooking devices for the home kitchen
Trend - Just a few years after AI-powered chefs debuted in numerous restaurant pilots, brands are now adapting this technology to the home kitchen. These cooking devices help ensure consistency in cooking while making the process more efficient due to their advanced AI.

Insight - Luxury consumers favor convenience and automation in the home as time-saving measures, rather than cost-saving ones. These consumers have extra money they are willing to spend to make their busy lives easier, leading to fully-equipped smart homes or appliances on timers. One area these strive for more automation in is the kitchen. Previously, these consumers would hire personal human chefs if they did not enjoy cooking themselves. Brands are filling this luxe gap through the use of AI.
Workshop Question - How could your brand repurpose industrial AI tools for the benefit of the home consumer?
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Circadian Fridge
Brands are launching smart fridges that mimic the cycle of sunlight
Trend - Brands in the home appliance space are launching smart fridges with UV light-controlled crispers that mimic the sun cycle. These fridges extend the shelf life of fruits and vegetables and ensure the foods retain as many vitamins as possible. This technology saves consumers money and time.

Insight - As North American consumers become more interested in personal health and wellness, these consumers incorporate this lifestyle into their daily routines. This includes healthy eating, exercise, and other wellness products. However, as natural, organic foods often retail for more than the regular alternatives, these consumers aim to reduce costs and preserve their foods for longer. This created a space in the industry for smart storage appliances that extend the life of foods.
Workshop Question - What innovative methods can your brand explore to offer smart products that promote health and wellness among dedicated consumers?
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Transparent Appliance
Kitchenware brands are using transparent materials for design and function
Trend - Brands are using transparent materials in kitchen appliances. These appliances have a clean, modern aesthetic and make food preparation easier as they allow users to monitor food while it cooks. These products use innovative transparent materials with comparable safety to regular appliances.

Insight - The interior design industry continues to evolve with new design trends and materials, such as natural wood grain or modern glass dining ware. Some of these trends are to the detriment of function, while others enhance it. Customers are increasingly drawn to the latter, favoring products that enhance the convenience of the home, particularly in the kitchen. While most new functions focused on smart features, there also arose a space for new functional materials in the home.
Workshop Question - How could your brand incorporate transparent materials to enhance product functions?
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Retro Kitchen
Brands are creating retro-style appliances with modern smart features
Trend - Brands are creating retro-style kitchen appliances equipped with modern technology. These appliances offer nostalgic designs, bringing a natural, simpler feel to a modern kitchen. These products do not compromise on function or convenience, as they feature modern smart technologies.

Insight - Nostalgia is an evergreen trend when considering customer motivations. When a modern product boasts the right balance between function and nostalgia, the target customer is more likely to purchase the product due to the inherent emotional connection. While many industries embrace nostalgia, such as the entertainment industry offering remakes of past content, others look at nostalgia as a gimmick. This places pressure on more industries to incorporate nostalgia into functional products.
Workshop Question - How could your brand leverage nostalgia to sell to the modern consumer?
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Hall Component
Consumer technology brands are using hall sensors for durability and accuracy.
Trend - Brands in the consumer electronics space are using hall sensor technology in controllers and input devices. Hall sensors use a magnetic field rather than a physical analog connection, which means the parts do not physically deteriorate over time, and are more precise.

Insight - Repair costs and additional service fees often dissuade home electronics consumers, as these devices often require professional work and cannot be repaired at home. For this reason, fans of home electronics, such as video games and smart home devices, are gravitating towards products made with durability, repairability, and accuracy in mind. Brands are responding to this pressure by crafting products with long-lasting components without adding too much to the upfront costs.
Workshop Question - How could your brand foster loyalty with consumer-first practices?
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Therapeutic Shower
Brands launch shower attachments that diffuse aromatherapy tablets into water
Trend - Brands are launching attachments for showerheads that incorporate aromatherapy into the showering experience. These products enhance showers from just a grooming process to a necessary part of a daily self-care routine. These products are easy to install on existing shower systems.

Insight - Each person has a different shower routine, with some showering in the morning and some at night. For many people, the shower is a calming experience that helps them relax before or after a hard day. Additionally, many people spend more time in the shower than necessary, either listening to music or thinking. While the steam produced by a shower is effective at clearing sinuses and opening pores, the amount of time spent in showers shows that it is a viable space for more value-adds.
Workshop Question - How could your brand seamlessly integrate its products into consumers' daily lives?
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Personal Pizza
Brands are introducing smaller pizza ovens suited for consumer kitchens
Trend - Indoor and outdoor appliance brands are introducing consumer-focused pizza ovens small enough to fit in a regular kitchen or deck. These are affordable, accessible pizza ovens that enable regular consumers to prepare restaurant-grade pizzas, opening the potential for new artisinal hobbies.

Insight - The pandemic caused customers around the world to engage in more at-home hobbies such as artisinal cooking or DIY crafts. Many of these customers tried numerous hobbies throughout the pandemic years and are now looking for more, while some are looking to take their existing ones further. This shows that new technology for the home kitchen is always desired, especially in a post-pandemic world, demonstrating the importance of simplified industrial-grade technology for the home.
Workshop Question - How could your brand offer new at-home experiences for curious customers?
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