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Products in different industries are being made with biopolymers
Implications - With plastic being one of the main contributors to pollution and waste around the world, brands are beginning to use biopolymers as an alternative to traditional polymer. This form of plastic is able to perform the same functions, but can biodegrade and has a smaller impact on the environment. As consumers are now well aware of marketing jargon, brands are having to accommodate their eco conscious consumption habits in a way that does not just give the perception of environmental awareness, but that actually contributes to effective change. [More]
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Clocks are being reinvented to show more nuanced interpretations of time
Implications - Many brands are now designing clocks to now just show the passing of time, but to encourage the appreciation of it. Rather than simply reveal the time, these pieces are pushing people to slow down and appreciate whatever it is that they are doing in that moment. This shift uses artistic design to facilitate the emerging necessity for consumers to, even momentarily, step out of their busy lifestyles as a form of self care. [More]
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Consumers seek self-betterment through AI-adapted instruments
Implications - The contemporary consumer is constantly searching for means of self-improvement, but, inculcated by the speed and efficiency surrounding their interactions with modern brands and products, self-improvement via learning a traditional musical instrument seems excessively inefficient. Instruments that incorporate AI into their interfaces ease and expedite instruction, engendering the convenience to which consumers are accustomed. Brands that harness AI in similar ways stand a better chance of keeping consumers' attentions through unavoidably lengthy processes. [More]
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Duvets and mattresses are coming with incorporated tech features
Implications - With technology now permeating essentially every aspect of consumers' lives, it is only fitting that it has now entered people's bedding. From smart duvets that can arrange themselves or adjust to temperature preferences, to voice-controlled mattresses, these innovations are the next evolution of targeted technology in the home. This emerging shift functions as a highly specific extension of the growing use of tech in self-care, in the realms of both mental and physical health. [More]
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Platforms use VR and AR to engage users in multiple dimensions
Implications - Though the power of social media is inarguable, no social experience mired in the two-dimensional digital world of computer and phone screens can live up to the satisfaction of in-person social interactions. Using new technologies to lift social media out of the two-dimensional world, social platforms can connect users across the Internet in a more familiar, fulfilling format. By the same marker, brands that opt for multi-dimensional experiences increase their chances of relating to consumers on a more personal level. [More]
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Tech brands are making it even easier to use multiple devices at once
Implications - Understanding the context in which their products are being utilized, tech brands are not only encouraging multi-screening and dual device usage, they are also actively incorporating docks and mounts within their products through which several devices can be connected and used simultaneously. This shift in functionality demonstrates the importance of prioritizing the evolving usage habits of consumers as they grow accustomed to a tech-powered lifestyle and the interconnectivity of devices via IoT. [More]
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Consumers are reminded to reach their goals through encouraging technology
Implications - Whether seeking to achieve their New Year’s resolutions or just become better humans, consumers are integrating supportive technology to help them stay on track through positive encouragement. With self-care and personal betterment on the rise as growing priorities among young consumers already inundated with high-stress lifestyles, self-help technology that reminds them to be mindful of their goals keeps them positive and productive while making every moment count. [More]
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Scent is integrated into technology for full immersion
Implications - Technology can satisfy many senses, however the relationship between tech and the sense of smell has remained untapped til now. This is due to more than technological advancement. The mainstream acceptance of VR and AR technologies has ushered in a consumer demand for even more immersion. In this regard, integrating scent was the natural next step, and speaks to the importance of maintaining foresight when using new technologies. [More]
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Augmented reality impacts the automotive industry
Implications - A lower percentage of Millennials are purchasing cars than any other generation, which has those in the automotive world rethinking industry standards. Integration of AR technology into the sales process speaks to the desires of today's youth consumer. By making use of multisensory technology that is interactive, the auto industry demonstrates the agility needed to accommodate fast-emerging, and even faster transforming, consumer desires. [More]
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Wearables become targeted as they get adopted into everyday activities
Implications - Demonstrating the importance of having gadgets that pertain to their individualistic lifestyles and identities, consumers are increasingly drawn towards smartwatches that are more specifically targeted rather than general fitness trackers. This shift in preference towards more personalized performance is indicative of the acceptance of smartwatches and fitness wearables as everyday necessities that consumers want to increasingly integrate into their daily routines. [More]
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