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Key Takeaways From PSFK’s Future Of Home Living Report

Key Takeaways From PSFK’s Future Of Home Living Report
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PSFK Labs unveils the themes driving change in their Future of Home Living Report.

PSFK Labs
  • 11 august 2013

PSFK is excited to announce the latest in a series of trend reports. Following studies into retailsocial mediagamingwork and mobile, the PSFK Labs consulting team have generated the Future of Home Living report. That report manifests as a free slideshare summary presentation, an in-depth downloadable PDF and an exhibition in New York City that runs to August 16.

The Future of Home Living report finds that life at home has become incredibly dynamic and interactive thanks to a host of interconnected technologies and systems, versatile and space-saving designs, and platforms that connect to nearly anyone or anything at the click of button. Imagine a home that controls the environment to ensure your personal equilibrium, a suite of services that accommodate an on-demand lifestyle, and furnishings that can adapt throughout the day to meet virtually any need from sleep and work to socializing and play. Over the next four weeks, we’ll provide a detailed look at 13 key trends that are directly influencing the future of urban life.

The PSFK Labs team has broken down these major changes into three themes, each supported by trends within the report.

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Design:
Disappearing Designs – Seamless designs that blend into the background of our homes, featuring beautiful form and functionality both when stored and in use.

Small Feels Expansive – Creative interior solutions make any sized space feel bigger than its square-footage by allowing every room to accommodate multiple occasions, people and needs

Owner-Centered – Interior decor arrangements happen on whim as our living spaces become infinitely customizable, allowing our dream homes to change from week to week or hour to hour.

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Technology:

A Gentle Nudge – Our products, devices and appliances improve our daily lives by providing timely reminders, prompts and alerts, helping make better decisions about everything from our personal well-being to the health of our homes.

Life In The Cloud – More of our physical possessions from media and photographs to printable product designs move to the cloud, where they can be accessed from anywhere, freeing up space inside our homes.

Better Living Through Technology –  Technologies enable us to control and customize the sensory aspects of our home from lighting to atmosphere, creating an optimal environment to live.

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Environmental:

Access More, Own Less – Person-to-person sharing networks and personalized subscription services give us access to everything we need without the costs of long-term ownership and storage.

Fix First, Buy Later – Access to on-demand parts and flexible labor enable us to more easily repair the things we own rather than buy something new, extending the longevity and usefulness of products, furniture and appliances.

Green Infusion – Greater efficiencies become standard features of all our products and appliances, allowing everyone to lead an eco-friendly lifestyle without altering their daily habits or purchasing behaviors.

To learn more about these changes and the trends driving the themes, check out the slideshare summary presentation of PSFK’s Future of Home Living Report here.

RSVP below to take a tour of the exhibition at 101W15th.

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