A digital innovation strategist questions how her relationship with Apple could turn so sour and what exactly is the point of having their timepiece on her hands?
Imagine being given £500 by your boss to spend on anything you want as long as it falls into the category of technology. And then ponder what if that cash landed on your lap just two weeks post the launch of the Apple Watch. Would you ignore the cynics? Would you stand firm against the adrenaline junkie go-pro pushers you work with? Could you block out the self-righteous Garmin-bearded cyclist brigade you sit next to everyday? Would you be able to walk past the OCDude who wiped out his tech bonus on a robot floor washer?
A startup called Teleport is making tools for companies (and startup employees) that track timezones, optimize travel and advices on living costs
Teleport is a startup from Skype veterans that want global companies to function better no matter where they are located. Preparing for an estimated 56 million people moving work from the office to online by 2016, the company has developed manpower management made for location-independent startups. Teleport wants businesses to work well even if employees live a 12-hour flight away from each other.
Some small businesses are opting for a policy of salary transparency in order to create a workplace culture of fairness and feedback
We humans are pretty open to sharing personal information: articles we just read, photos of our dinners, products we love or hate. Yet when it comes to our salaries, most people are too squeamish to divulge the number – even to a family member.
Communication experts from Snapchat, SwiftKey and Giphy share how they show <3 when SMS rules conversations
When you receive a text with a heart emoji, the message of love is already construed: you’re not going to message back facts about the circulatory system. Instead, you might respond with another heart, or a snap of your face with graphic hearts plastered over your eyelids. You’re almost certainly not going to respond with “heart valves were discovered around the 4th century BC.” In digital language, a simple <3 conveys the same as the word “love.”
PSFK speaks with Tad Toulis, Sonos VP of Design, on the company's limited edition PLAY:1 Tone speakers and how minimalism infused them with perspective-defining personality
As Sonos continues to grow its line of audio products, it has begun creating limited edition products that further flesh out its spot in the market. Earlier this year, the company partnered with legendary jazz label Blue Note to create a limited edition PLAY:1 speaker, which came with exclusive channels from the Blue Note catalogue. This week, Sonos announced its newest limited edition speakers: the PLAY:1 Tone, a minimalist take on the company’s signature product decked out in an all-white or all-black finish as well as a soft touch coating.
Kantoor Karavaan blends the dream of being off-grid with the reality of needing to work
Kantoor Karavaan is a workplace alternative of mobile micro-offices situated in the middle of nature.
Environmentally friendly tables, chairs and stairs fill new office in Amsterdam of Android manufacturer that knows a thing or two about reusables
Fairphone, a phone design company, has led the pack in sustainable phones for years. With a redesign of their Amsterdam headquarters, they will soon be living sustainable in their own house in addition to encouraging others to care for the environment. The company hired designers, Melinda Deist Interior Design and Studio Modderman, to their head offices to develop and oversee a ground-up remodel using only sustainable materials.
The Power of Chat Debrief spotlights how transactions are being embedded in the chat interface
We share images, updates and locations over social channels to remain ever-connected to our peers, but the most efficient and effective way to successfully reach someone is by shooting them a text. All day, every day, people of all ages are affixed to their personal devices for business and pleasure. Should we have known that the only communication tool we really need is the most standard messaging feature on our phones?
MIMIC's design combines functions of privacy dividers, acoustic control, media display and interior lighting
The quest to bring the characteristics of a dynamic online environment into physical space has been undertaken by a lot of creative people already. It remains a largely experimental area of design sometimes referred to as media architecture. The point of it is to transform static buildings and interior spaces into ones that can change their appearance or react to occupants via digital technology.
As farmland becomes increasingly rare, companies are using LED lighting innovations to turn empty office buildings into farming operations
By 2050, some 70% of the world’s population will live in cities. At the same time the amount of land suitable and available for growing food will be less. An estimated 109 hectares of new land (about 20% more land than is represented by the country of Brazil) will be needed to grow enough food to feed the growing population, if traditional farming practices continue as they are practiced today. As a result, we need to grow more food and we will need to manage it in a better way.
Interactive web experience Unleash Your Rrrr enables users to drive a virtual Golf R using their voice as the engine
VW has launched a first-of-its-kind campaign that utilizes artificial intelligence to allow users to drive a virtual Golf R with the sound of their voice. Unleash Your Rrrr uses an artificial intelligence subset of machine learning known as deep learning, which was developed in-house at Deutsch LA, to analyze each person’s unique vocal pitch as they do their best impression of a car engine roar.
PSFK Labs explores the future of messaging platforms and how brands are using text to connect with consumers in meaningful ways
In a mobile-first economy, the fastest and most efficient way to reach peers, clients or organizations is through a simple text. Consequently, many of the ways that people interact with brands through personal technology have come full circle. PSFK’s The Power Of Chat Debrief explores how messaging and chat interfaces are evolving so that chat has become the most powerful tool brands can harness to communicate with their customers.