Food for thought.

Insights and musings on connected experiences and other design trends in the wild.

How Smart Are ‘Smart’ Wearables?

It’s not news that wearables are forming a booming market. In fact, they’re the most popular fitness trend for the second year in a row—and they’re projected to be worth $34 billion by 2020. But despite the overwhelming popularity wearables seem to be experiencing, stocks are falling and many companies are either cutting their losses or going bankrupt.

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Making a Trip, Checking in Twice

Most consumers look forward to heading home for the holidays, but they dread the stress of air travel. Luckily, airlines and air travel companies have developed mobile apps to help alleviate some of these holiday travel headaches. We asked people what they value most about these apps, and what they'd like to see next season.

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Goodbye, Healthcare Bills

The AARP and Department of Health and Human Services launched “A Bill You Can Understand” design and innovation challenge to help patients understand their medical bills and the financial aspect of their health. We took on that challenge and created a transformational solution that changes the way we pay, making the healthcare bill a thing of the past.

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Technology and Tomorrow’s In-Person Social Experiences

In today’s society, we are arguably more connected to our screens than to each other. So, it is important to remember that as humans, we will always crave a type of face-to-face connectedness that technology will never be able to replace. How can we design experiences that deliver on both heads-up and heads-down engagement at the same time?

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No Room For Waiting

Are there opportunities to modernize the visit to the doctor's office? We decided to take a closer look. Read the PDF for our research and findings, then watch the video, "On Call," to see how we've imagined a better waiting room experience.

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Technology, Culture and Emerging Holiday Traditions

Classic holiday traditions like watching holiday specials and playing board games after dinner continue to endure, but newer technology-based pastimes like Netflix binge watching and video and mobile games are becoming emerging traditions. But during the holidays, when is technology invited to the table and when does it overstay its welcome?

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Traveling Home For The Holidays

It’s the busiest time of the year, and traveling can easily add to mounting holiday stress. However, technology can help relieve some unwanted stress and consumers are taking advantage of it.

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Technology Makes Holidays Delightful

Consumers find that technology helps to relive stress and frustrations during the busy holidays. Whether it's using text messages and video chat to connect with friends and family or using tech to create a digital wish list, consumers are embracing technology in their holiday planning and activities.

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Happy Digital Holidays

Classic holiday traditions like watching holiday specials and playing board games after dinner continue to endure, but newer technology-based pastimes like Netflix binge watching and video and mobile games are becoming emerging traditions. But during the holidays, when is technology invited to the table and when does it overstay its welcome?

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Borderless Brand Experiences

Emerging consumer behavior trends are changing the way brands design and develop customer experiences. These trends are showing a growing demand for a multi-channel, connected brand experience where interactive technology plays a strong role.

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