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Disrupt Yourself First: Top 10 Game Changing Tech Trends

As a futurist I am forever working to get my clients to get ready for the Fast Future. This is the almost immediate future of high velocity innovative disruptions that are reshaping our world as you read this. That's my job. That's what I do for a living. I call this embrace of trends, Future …

Innovation

Google’s Guide To Designing With Empathy

Designers can reach over 1 billion people just by keeping accessibility in mind, says Google’s Astrid Weber and Jen Devins.<p>According to the World Health Organization, more than 1 billion people worldwide have a disability. To Astrid Weber and Jen Devins, Google’s resident accessibility experts, …

Apps

Monocle 24 Investigates Playful Design and the Role of Luck in Shaping our Cities

For this week's editions of <b>Section D</b>, Monocle 24's weekly review of design, architecture and craft, and <b>The Urbanist</b>, their weekly "guide to making …

Design

Take 5... Design's top mineral water packaging

One category. Every two weeks. Five of the world’s most charismatic designs.<p>Welcome to Take 5 where The Drum, along with jones knowles ritchie (JKR) …

The next design trend is one that eliminates all choices

In 2004, psychologist Barry Schwartz wrote <i>The</i> <i>Paradox of Choice,</i> a compelling manifestothat outlined the paralysis and dissatisfaction one feels when presented with too many choices. A decade later, Aaron Shapiro, the CEO of the global digital design agency Huge, has evolved Schwartz’s observations …

UX Design
University of Washington

Dettol soap found to be 'sub-standard' as brand fails lab tests

After Maggi noodles, another product from a multi-national brand has now failed tests.<p>The product in question was a sample of Dettol soap, a brand …

You can now drive a Jaguar Land Rover with an iPhone

Gallery: You can now drive a Jaguar Land Rover with an iPhone<p>Gallery: You can now drive a Jaguar Land Rover with an iPhone<p>+ 10<p>+ 9<p>+ 8<p>By 2020, Jaguar …

Driverless Cars

Jaguar adapts NASA tech to monitor brainwaves and avoid accidents

If you're wondering how many projects Jaguar Land Rover's developing in addition to its pothole and cyclist alerts, the answer is "quite a few." In fact, the company has revealed that it's working on several technologies, which can monitor your condition to prevent accidents, collectively called …

Brainwaves

RBS hiring drive to aid challenger bank Williams & Glyn disposal

One-fifth of the hires RBS is looking to make fall within the Williams & Glyn challenger bank being carved out of the state-backed lender, …

Heineken’s Mark van Iterson wants to make responsible drinking ‘sexy’ and is looking to design for inspiration

Since Heineken founder Gerard Adriaan Heineken made the brand design choice to shirk the trend of using brown bottles for the now iconic green, the …

Heineken unveils GBP8.5m rugby push in UK

Heineken is one of the main sponsors of the Rugby World Cup<p>Heineken has unveiled its UK on-trade plans to support the 2015 Rugby World Cup, following …

How Cannes Marketer of the Year Heineken Climbs Creative 'Ladder'

How ambitious is the marketing department at Heineken? Even The Most Interesting Man in the World is not considered a perfect 10.<p>The campaign put Dos …

Why the Timing of the Heineken-Wieden Split Is Particularly Unfortunate

It's a case of bad timing.<p>A week before Heineken will be feted at Cannes Lions for its global advertising success across several brands, the brewer …

Advertising Industry

James Murphy Begins New 'Subway Symphony' Campaign

Musician will partner with Heineken as part of Open Your City project<p>Though NYC's MTA is being unsupportive, James Murphy has found a partner in …

Vodafone Used Facebook To Turn Two Lonely Grannies Into Romanian TV Stars

According to Vodafone, there are 4 million people over the age of 75 living alone in Romania. The brand saw this as a perfect opportunity to use social media to help lonely seniors connect with each other and their community, as well as boost smartphone adoption.<p>With agency McCann Bucharest, …

Vodafone strikes global partnership with Huawei over enterprise market

Telecommunication giant Vodafone just penned two partnerships in a bid to expand its enterprise and industrial footprint.<p>The first one, with Chinese …

Internet of Things

Apple Finally Learns AI Is The New UI

But is it too late to beat Google?<p>“Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like,” Steve Jobs once said. “That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”<p>It’s an ironic quote, given the countless examples of Apple …

Windows Phone

Google’s new Sidewalk Labs initiative aims to ‘improve life in cities for everyone’

Not content with expanding its ad business, developing self-driving cars, mapping the world, and building Internet-giving balloons, Google says it …

Smart Cities

3 Tech Trends That Are Taking The Hotel Industry By Storm

As technology trends change, hotels continually adapt. The days of offering free color TV and air conditioning as perks are long gone. In today’s …

Hospitality

Stop Designing for Millennials

It seems like every company is trying to tap into the Millennial market. And for good reason: this year, Pew is predicting they will overtake the Baby Boomers in number, with around 75 million people in the U.S. under 34. And they are reaching an age of independent consumption, starting to have …

Personal Data

Jaguar Land Rover develops 'pothole alert' to help drivers dodge hazards

The new technology scans the road surface to alert drivers of dangerous conditions<p>Driving into a pothole or a broken drain can land motorists with a hefty repair bill. But that might soon be a thing of the past thanks to new technology developed by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR).<p>The vehicle manufacturer …

Heineken’s New Legend Leads a Romp Through the Parisian Underground

Men who drink Heineken are still going on wild romps through the world's most colorful cities, but now one is leading a gaggle of clueless tourists …

Advertising Industry
Pay-TV