Customers shape their shopper experiences (whether they know it or not), as evidenced by PSFK and EVRYTHNG’s shortlist of retail insight strategies
Retailers are looking past your beat-up sneakers and pajama pants to analyze the way you interact with their products, displays, and employees in-store. Today’s most innovative retailers are effectively instrumenting shoppers using different physical and digital technologies to track movements, behaviors and preferences. They are using this data collected from connected kiosks, beacons, Wi-Fi networks and increasingly products themselves to optimize operational decisions. This includes everything from merchandising mix and pricing to store layout. Retailers can then translate those insights into shopping experiences tailored to your individual wants and needs.
Designer Ashley Heather reimagines information tech into eco-friendly accessories
A model who sports Ashley Heather jewelry might seem as if she’s showing off your average gold band or string of necklaces. In actuality, the quality of product is anything but average: the handcrafted line of goods are simple and elegant everyday wears refurbished from circuit boards.
An Emirati artist explores Japanese influences in an exclusive furniture collection
In a world where matter seems infinitely manipulatable on our screens, the field of furniture is always interesting because it provides constraints of functionality and style. In this vein, Emirati artist Aljoud Lootah has designed furniture that despite being crafted from teak, copper and felt, appears to shrink, fold and collapse, much like the products of the Japanese art of origami.
The Wundershine roller system lets you magically swap your real-life framed prints
Among home decorating trends that have emerged since the rise of digital technology, few really acknowledge computers’ steady takeover. With cheap and abundant cloud storage on the rise, it turns out that having your photos in a physical form is a luxury—of the kind you might continue to display in your home.
Algramo brings new opportunities to emerging but impoverished markets
In the developed world, vending machines are a source of snacks and electronics, but the Algramo project is delivering to Latin America vending machines that dispense food staples and economic fairness.
Coda Story cuts through the journalistic noise, focusing on only one issue or crisis as it happens
Landing on the front page of any news website these days can only exacerbate the common feeling that the world is dissolving into chaos. It’s one crisis after another, and as one particularly horrible one comes to the forefront, it’s always at the expense of other ongoing issues that fade to the background despite the fact that they still exist. It’s this feeling of brutal ADD that an innovative news platform called Coda, with staff writers from the Guardian, Forbes and the New Yorker, hopes to address.
A partnership with designer Yves Behar creates a beautifully functional kitchen mixer
The home carbonation trend has been healthy for half a decade, but up until this year only water with a little syrup has been open to the carbonation process by these home appliances. By this summer, you can expect more from SodaStream’s new entry: the SodaStream Mix.