Tag Archive: Futures

The little engine that still can…

From the Nautilus article, “Internal combustion is surviving by adapting”. Invented before the lightbulb (so what appeared above our heads when we had ideas, before bulbs?), the ‘heat engine’, while amazing inefficient, looks… Continue reading

Time to move from dealer networks to networked dealerships?

The thing with the way established industries operate are the frameworks or structures they subject themselves – and us – to. Frameworks, practices and policies that result in physical forms and formats that… Continue reading

You’re entitled to a good experience.

Yes you are, because ‘you’ are the centre of every brands’ interest. According to Brian Solis of the Altimeter Group: “Consumers not only expect great brand experiences, they believe they’re entitled to them”.… Continue reading

Living in the age of forgetting

Read This Book In Two Months This was a curious find, a book designed (manufactured?) to disappear. Of all the things we currently create, I thought the book was one of the few… Continue reading

kfone? Kone? phlock?

Picked this up from Fast Company’s design blog – strange but good reversal of fortune where an auto co. (well, their agency anyway, but tip of the hat to Ford for following through)… Continue reading

You-s-b?

Time to lose the usb cables? This is another of those ‘ah!’ moments, and what a perfectly natural idea. With near-field slow to catch on, this may be another of those ideas that… Continue reading

Design for what’s on your mind.

I read this last week. I read it three times more and, while I try not to simply re-post other people’s thinking verbatim, I can’t think of a better article you should read… Continue reading

Man bites dog? It’s ‘me’ not ‘e’ that matters in store.

Finding myself in ‘fast’ self-check-out queues to tills with similar additional features as the one shown here, reading this in PSFK struck a chord; Stop Making Bad, Real-World Web Sites In this strange reversal… Continue reading

The age of discovery – not just for Tablets?

In reading the Micheal Schreck, of Zmags, contentiously titled; Amazon is stifling the e-commerce revolution I found a really interesting thought about one particular future for retailing – ‘Discovery Commerce’. The coinage resulted… Continue reading

From the ‘user-choser’ to ‘choose-when-I-need-to’

“The world is moving from car ownership to car usership.” Tomorrow’s drivers will be much less interested in owning the cars they travel in, industry executives predict. The statement, made in the consultancy… Continue reading