With thousands of new apps becoming available every day, the abundance of consumer choice shows no sign of letting up. The experience economy is in overdrive and while we are all on a quest to get, do and experience as much as possible, Asian consumers in particular have become experts in cramming more into every moment.
There are a number of exciting new innovations that bridge the gap between fashion and technology. From online brands creating innovative pop-ups in non traditional spaces to apps that make it easier for us to find the looks we love, our fashion future lies in the hands of brands that are thinking outside the box.
Spring is in the air and with spring comes fresh flowers, spring cleaning and an abundance of new, innovative and very green things. In a world that is becoming increasingly, technologically driven, it is important to discover new ways we can use social innovation to design a more sustainable planet. From a gardening kit that lets you grow veggies from the comfort of your own home, to a bike that can predict the weather, these are just a few of the green things we’re coveting this spring.
The more connected we become, the more we begin to look for ways to seamlessly integrate technology into our lives. Advancements in technology have made it possible for us to connect in astonishing ways. Technology is rapidly nesting itself on us, in between us and even within us as humans are discovering new ways of physically putting it into our bodies. But, what does this increased and shared intimacy between technology and our body mean? What do we gain by capturing, saving and sharing everything? And more important, what do we lose?
Are you passionate about history, the arts, and culture? Do you get excited when travelling because you get to explore another culture, its stories, interesting museums, and galleries? Congratulations, then you are a part of the global community of the culturally curious, and we have some great news! Three words for you: Google Cultural Institute.
2016 is the year of the modern consumer. We are transitioning into a period where smart, forward thinking brands are not just targeting Millennial consumers based on their age but are focusing more on all consumers that have adopted a “Millennial Mindset”.
Trends are more valuable now than ever. They help us make sense of all of the information we receive on a daily basis and create a framework for how we understand rapid change. According to Trend Watching, there are five major trends that are reshaping customer expectations in 2016 and beyond. These trends are a handful of near-future fragments of the Bigger Picture.
It’s not the technology that changes the world, it’s the dreams behind the technology. Asia is leading the way when it comes to digital technology. With over 1.4 billion active internet users, Asia Pacific accounts for more than half of the world’s smartphones today. E-commerce sales are estimated to reach over one trillion dollars in 2017 and there are more tech startups than ever before.
From an airline with a coveted “cinema class”, to pop-up hotels, there are a number of exciting, new innovations in store for the future of travel. Long gone are the days of annoying airport queues and boring hotel rooms. The future of travel is human-centered, practical and disruptive.
Nuclear wars, immigration, and a shortage of water resources. Sounds depressing, doesn't it? Developers of online games from the Swiss Blindflug Studios have chosen to take a different approach to the disturbing challenges of the modern age: “fun” in the face of the distressing issues of our times. They presented their two latest projects in August at the GDC Conference, which took place in German city of Cologne.