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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 simply 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]
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May 17 - Nov 17
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Brands create toys with sense-focused functions for educational purposes
Implications - Brands that create toys are increasingly offering products that are focused on the use or enhancement of specific senses, creating an educational tool for young kids that is simplified in both its design and function. This more streamlined approach to play allows parents to adopt minimalist, step-by-step methods to teach kids basic skills -- all while offering the interactivity that consumers crave, and that young kids require for healthy development. [More]
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115,004 Total Clicks
Feb 17 - Nov 17
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Art & DesignToysLife-Stages
Brands have been inspired by the viral Pokemon Go phenomenon
Implications - The Pokemon Go phenomenon has inspired brands to put out key enhancements to the game -- whether those are through conjoining the game with fitness initiatives or simplifying consumers' ability to play it. These extensions to the Pokemon Go brand have two benefits -- instant recognition that takes away the need to excessively market the products or services, and catering to the consumer desire for brands to take holistic approaches to enhancing their lifestyles -- even via the most unconventional platforms. [More]
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42,406 Total Clicks
Jul 16 - Nov 17
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Pop CultureTechArt & Design
Game brands leverage viral trends to promote positive change
Implications - Brands that offer games are either taking advantage of already-viral platforms, or are leveraging their products' ability to go viral – all for a greater cause. Whether charitable or political in nature, this shift reveals that for brands and nonprofits to best create positive change, leveraging top-of-mind subjects and playing on social media habits is one of the most meaningful ways to achieve this goal – motivating consumers who spend the majority of their time consuming viral content. [More]
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Sep 16 - Nov 17
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The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Transportation is more effectively accommodating pregnant women
Implications - The traditional rules of public transport still include the fact that people should stand for, and generally accommodate, pregnant women, and technology is being designed to more effectively put those rules in place. Whether through apps or free transport passes, these services and developments work to use simple design tweaks to enhance accessibility, and provide a blueprint for how brands can do the same regarding other accessibility-related concerns. [More]
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31,221 Total Clicks
Mar 16 - Nov 17
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TechArt & DesignLifestyleHealth
Virtual technologies are enhancing interactivity in the footwear industry
Implications - The inclusion of scanning and augmented reality technologies into the footwear industry, whether for artistic purposes or for design-related functions, serves to enhance relationships between brands and their already-passionate consumers. Infusing a greater level of interactivity into consumers' purchase journeys solidifies this industry's commitment to both form and functionality, as well as optimizing consumer experience. [More]
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Aug 16 - Nov 17
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TechArt & DesignFashionShoes
Footwear industries adopt 3D-printing production processes
Implications - The tangible benefits of 3D-printing has led to the footwear industry adopting this production process. This shift offers a two-way benefit – for brands, it allows them to streamline production and positions them as innovative in their field, while for consumers it provides them with items that are suited to their exact needs – enhancing quality even further by adding an element of personalization. [More]
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Apr 16 - Nov 17
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Shoe care has become a subculture in its own right
Implications - With sneaker culture continuing its domination in the fashion world, the shoe care category that works in tandem with it has grown to accommodate artisanal production and branding. This shift comes as consumers increasingly make purchase decisions based on how those decisions fit into their lifestyles and image, rather than making them based on functionality and quality alone. [More]
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Jan 16 - Nov 17
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Car accessories allow for complete customization of the driving experience
Implications - As cars are increasingly seen investment pieces rather than necessities, trend-setting consumers are seeking to ensure their cars fit their lifestyle and personal branding as much as their next generation cell phone does. Accessories in particular are a cost-effective way for consumers to personalize the interiors of their vehicles, creating an environment that is both comfortable to inhabit, while also feeling luxurious and aspirational. [More]
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Sep 16 - Nov 17
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Art & DesignAutos
Campers are coming in increasingly distinct designs
Implications - With campers seeing a burst in popularity in the last few years, brands are becoming much more creative in the way these small living spaces are designed, and the purposes they are intended to serve. Whether floating on water or hanging from trees, the restructuring of these outdoor items is an enhanced extension of the already experience-driven motivations that consumers' have had for renewing their interest in outdoor living and travel. [More]
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