Graham Bishop

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The Dangers of Distracted Parenting

When it comes to children’s development, parents should worry less about kids’ screen time—and more about their own.<p>Smartphones have by now been implicated in so many crummy outcomes—car fatalities, sleep disturbances, empathy loss, relationship problems, failure to notice a clown on a …

Parenting

Defunct Old Cars Given New Life as Pools and Pizza Ovens by Benedetto Bufalino | Colossal

<p>French artist Benedetto Bufalino (previously) brings functional fun to existing objects that were built with practicality as a primary objective. …

Art

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Disney should own theme parks’ VR and AR-infused future

With Disney’s help, The Void has built a spectacular Star Wars VR experience. But that’s just the beginning of what this new technology can do for location-based entertainment.<p>Moments after slipping on a backpack stuffed with the innards of a gaming computer, and a helmet with a virtual reality …

Virtual Reality

How Amazon Pulled Off Its Biggest Delivery Ever, a Masterpiece of Buzz Marketing

Most marketers who want to generate buzz, especially for a one-time event like a movie premiere, are looking to get the most eyeballs as fast as …

Jurassic World

Olafur Eliasson’s first building is marvelous

The Danish-Icelandic artist’s studio has built its first building, for the heirs of Lego founder Ole Kirk Kristiansen.<p>The highly popular, large-scale installation works of Olafur Eliasson are often described as mind-bending, perceptual, and phenomenological—and for good reason. The Danish-Icelandic …

Architecture

Ikea Realizes Democratic Design For The Home

On June 8 and 9, Ikea hosted its annual Democratic Design Days event, where the company introduces its upcoming collections and collaborations. First held in 2014, with journalists, bloggers and influencers invited to the company’s headquarters in Älmhult, Sweden, this year’s event was live …

IKEA

IKEA: Strike for an Effortless Experience is a Wrong Strategy

Deploying Customer Effort Score could be destructive under two conditions: using CES as a key metric for your critical touch-point experiences, <i>and</i>, …

Customer Experience

10 New Services That'll Make You Say, 'Why Didn't I Think of That?'

From on-demand translators to self-driving taxis in retirement communities, here are services you need to know about.<p>7 min read<p>This story appears in the June 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Remember when ride-hailing apps and on-demand streaming services felt revolutionary? Every day, …

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Which brands inspire consumers the most with their missions

The ranking, called the World Value Index, looks at 200 major brands–companies, nonprofits, and a handful of recent social movements that have come …

Nonprofits

Magik Book brings the classic catalogue experience to the digital world

The first premium paper catalogue that seamlessly integrates with a tablet/smartphone providing a more natural and exciting augmented experience.

Portugal

Girl Challenges Herself To Draw A Self-Portrait In 50 Cartoon Styles, And The Result Is Unbelievably Spot On

If you aren't stepping out of your artistic comfort zone, you probably aren't improving. A year ago, 24-year-old Sam Skinner decided to take her …

Breakthrough solar panel can harvest power from raindrops — day or night

In another advance, Chinese deploy two-sided solar panels to boost efficiency.<p>In a truly remarkable feat of innovation, scientists have figured out …

Closing the Customer Experience Gap

Most senior business leaders now recognize the strategic importance of providing outstanding customer experiences. Customer experience has been one …

The Sharper Image: Everything Old is New Again? - McMillanDoolittle - The Retail Experts

Children of the 80s and 90s will remember Sharper Image as that decade’s cutting-edge leader of gadgets. They may remember testing out high-end …

Theatrical Food Shops : spring street grocer

Based out of Melbourne, Spring Street Grocer is a cold pressed juicer, gelato bar, grocery store, sandwich shop and underground cheese cellar all in …

Growing Pains in the Subscription Box Sector | eMarketer Retail

Is the once-hot subscription box model cooling down, or just slowing due to oversaturation?<p>One of the pioneering subscription commerce companies, …

Bold Print Hawaiian Shirts Are The Future Of Menswear, So Get Used To It

Once upon a time we would have scoffed at the idea of wearing flamboyant, over the top floral and printed men's shirts. But that was then, and here …

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

Amazon’s next conquest will be apparel

Late last year, after Amazon announced it had acquired the rights to J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic “Lord of the Rings” saga for $250 million, I wrote how the move underscored Amazon’s relentless pursuit to build one platform to “rule them all.” Now that Amazon is investing half a billion dollars into …

Taking the measure of innovation

Don’t overlook the insight that two simple metrics can yield about the effectiveness of your R&D spending.<p><b>You’ve probably heard</b> the old joke about …

Innovation

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The Design Theory Behind Amazon’s $5.6 Billion Success

Amazon’s success brings into relief a principle that is sometimes hard to swallow in the design community: Successful design is not necessarily beautiful.<p>Amazon is undoubtedly the most significant force in the digital transformation of commerce: an estimated 44% of all online sales are on Amazon, …

eCommerce

fitting menswear and an easier shopping experience.

Your search for the<br>perfect fit ends here.<p>How We Fixed It<p>The secret is our signature curved waistband. It actually conforms to the natural shape of …

We Believe in Showroom Stores, So Does Dyson – WayfinD

April 11, 2018<p><b>Brand:</b> Dyson, a UK appliance maker owned by eccentric billionaire James Dyson.<p><b>Company sales:</b> $3 billion+<p><b>Showroom Network:</b> Paris, Tokyo, …

A Peek Inside the Best of NYC Retail – WayfinD

April 11, 2018<p>Retailers have focused too long on their operations and store ROI and haven't put enough emphasis on the type of personal shopping …

Color Feast

Color Feast is a dinner that explores the effect of color on our perception of taste. Guests are served a multi-course meal of all white foods under …

Storytelling for the Senses

I am a food technologist, experience designer and multimedia artist who uses the senses as material for creating delightful new behaviors that foster …

Retailers Must ‘Change Or Die’: 5 Takeaways From GlobalShop 2018

Emily Hamilton, brand marketing director at FRCH Design Worldwide, recaps the key themes from this year's GlobalShop retail conference in Chicago