A growing number of neuro-stimulative products offer convincing control over performance ability and state of mind
In the past few years, products such as Quell and Celafy have united wearable tech with the science of neural stimulation—traditionally used for inpatient treatment of mental disorders and neurological deficits—for easing physical ailments at home.
Novel app user interfaces and design from Nike and Adidas have allowed for robust consumer shopping and marketing experiences
Nike and Adidas are using new apps as mechanisms to drive brand engagement. More specifically, the two brands are leveraging mobile devices to keep consumers in the loop with products and product launches, specifically where sneakers are concerned, and to augment the shoe-purchasing experience.
Abode releases Comp CC, which simplifies the design process for mobile, print, and web
Software company Adobe gives us Comp CC, a new free app that allows designers to create mobile, print, and web layout-design projects on an iPad and then finish them on their desktops using any Adobe Creative Cloud tool like Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC and InDesign CC.
You might be familiar with projection mapping, Dawn of Man give us Projection Napping
In a city like New York where restless activity has become cliche, it’s hard to imagine people sleeping. Brooklyn-based art collective Dawn of Man wants to challenge our assumptions about what goes on upstairs in the most caffeinated areas of New York. Instead of filming frenetic time-lapses, they’ve decided to embrace a more meditative moment, projecting larger-than-life footage of sleeping people on the sides of brick buildings.
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 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.