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The Word On The Street_ Retail Trends [Pt_1]

We’re hearing the terms ‘Showrooming’ (shopping and comparing online whilst in-store); ‘Brand Journalism’ (driving content directly to customers, online and in-store) ; ‘Value of Values’ (the right choices in product quality and the right values in terms of provenance and ethics); these are being bandied about as current trends in retail but we’ve been watching … Continue reading

Un-Packaging The Future [Oh Please YES!]
#TheFutureIs / *Retailing / Curated Spaces_ / Sustainable

Un-Packaging The Future [Oh Please YES!]

With bright fluorescent lights, flashy colours and countless catchy slogans and broad claims, buying groceries can be pretty jarring. Even more so when we consider that those eye-catching packages are destined to end up in the landfill. Is it necessary for our foods to be so loud, or could the future of packaging be a … Continue reading

Wearing Your Haptic On Your Sleeve
#TheFutureIs / Apparel / Fashion / Garment Technology / Take 5_ / Video / Wearable Tech

Wearing Your Haptic On Your Sleeve

Wearable tech designer Billie Whitehouse, who is also co-founder of Wearable Experiments, spoke at PSFK CONFERENCE 2014 about her goal to give what we wear intelligence and more purpose. Her first major project was Fundawear, vibrating underwear that transmits touch over the Internet for couples who are apart from each other. A awkwardly fun product, … Continue reading

FIA. The Future Of WWW.?
Innovation / Technology

FIA. The Future Of WWW.?

The virtual future beyond the Internet is known as FIA. At least it is to the National Science Foundation, an independent government agency in Washington, D.C. which is funding the Future Internet Architecture (FIA) programme with $15 million in research grants to some of the country’s leading tech learning institutions. According to the NSF: “The objective of … Continue reading

Animation / Story-telling / Take 5_ / Technology / Video

Delivering The Future… ‘Ain’t No Planet High Enough’

It’s Sunday and as it’s been a while since last we did this together, kick back, fix a smile and let’s take 5! Enjoy this short from the guys at Alfred Imageworks who pioneer visual media through motion graphics built on original concept planning as opposed to adaptation to preexiting trends. Theirs is a philosophy … Continue reading

Corridors & Clicks… The New Way Of Shopping?
#TheFutureIs / *Retailing / Curated Spaces_ / Fashion / Innovation / Technology

Corridors & Clicks… The New Way Of Shopping?

Together with Klepierre, DigitasLBi Labs created “Inspiration Corridor” to illustrate the ongoing revolution and future opportunities for unique shopping experiences in shopping centres. An infra-red Kinect camera analyses individual visitors as they enter the “Inspiration Corridor”, thanks to body scanning technology. A device equipped with QUIVIDI video analysis and PigData product recommendation scans the users … Continue reading

Nike Puts The Boot In With Magista
#TheFutureIs / Garment Technology / Sport & Fitness

Nike Puts The Boot In With Magista

After months of viral video teasing, this is the week when Nike finally unveils the Magista. If you hadn’t already heard, the Magista is Nike’s radical new football boot which is set to disrupt and redefine the concept of how  performance footwear looks and feels. Building on Nike’s history of groundbreaking innovation and born from … Continue reading

#TheFutureIs… The Post-PC Era [Pt_1]
#TheFutureIs / Brands / Innovation / Technology

#TheFutureIs… The Post-PC Era [Pt_1]

A revolution’s brewing in branded content! In the ‘post-pc’ era, mobile becomes the channel for brand engagement. How can your brand pioneer and what must you avoid?! Today, tablets already outsell laptops, smartphones are ubiquitous, and in closing months of 2013 mobile devices finally became the dominant species on planet earth, outnumbering us humans. Yet … Continue reading