Round-Up of 2015 Tech, Design & Consumer Trend Predictions

At this time of year it's all about prediction. From Wearables to 4D printing to fitness tech to disruption - here are technology, design and consumer presentations from Frog Design, KoruLab, Brian Solis, Accentures Fjordnet Innovation group, Havas Media, Golden Gekko and Trendwatching.com.

Frog Design Tech Trends 2015

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Dynamic Living Brand Identities

"This visual book looks into design systems for living brand identities that can change in colour, pattern or shape. These identities often follow a system created by the designer but are sometimes created by data which is not controlled by the designer. These open identities generate new versions of themselves by external data feeds. The identity of the weather company, for example, is fuelled by the ever-changing weather conditions in real time."

Most Contagious 2012 Round-up

Contagious rounds up the landmark events, movements and socio-economic shifts that have shaped the last year and flag up key trends for 2013. 

In this year's report contagious have looked at: Movements, Divine Data, Personalisation, Marketing as Service Design, Loyalty, Design, Amplified Live, Technology, Retail, Screen Grabs, Social Business, Image Sharing, Payments, Small But Perfectly Formed Companies, Augmented Media and Purpose. 

http://www.contagiousmagazine.com/

PSFK presents Future of Retail Report 2012

An Introduction To The Report
"Big-box retailers like Best Buy and Walmart are beginning to feel the heat as sales decline in the face of stiffer competition from e-commerce giants like Amazon. ‘Showrooming’ is the new reality. Shoppers are more educated than ever before and the ability to check prices on the fly has resulted in increased commoditization and a rethinking of how brands and retailers go about providing a differentiated offering. The pressures that companies like Amazon and Alice.com are exerting on the marketplace have forced traditional retailers to contemplate a multi-channel approach to online, mobile and bricks-and-mortar sales.

PSFK’s Future of Retail Report shows that a hallmark of this changing retail environment is the savvier shopper, who takes advantage of technology, is prepared to offer their personal data for a better experience, and has come to expect contextually relevant recommendations. They are actively engaged, want a say in what products get made, will evangelize offerings to get a better price for themselves and their friends, and want to be rewarded for sharing their knowledge and expertise." http://www.psfk.com/publishing/future-of-retail-3#

2012 Trend Predictions | Culture, Tech, Ideas

Here's a round-up of 2012 cultural, tech, news and idea predictions from JWT, Marian Salzman - CEO of Euro RSCG Worldwide PR, The Guardian, Wired and iMediaConnection...

JWT: 10 Trends for 2012

JWT: 100 Things to Watch in 2012
 

The Big Little Book of Nexts: Trendspotting for 2012
http://mariansalzman.com/?page_id=1674

The Guardian: How will technology influence the news in 2012?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/dec/29/technology-med...

Predicting the next year's news is a fool's errand, but looking at technological trends could give us a hint. Subjects covered: Social revolutionariesTools for repression | Information cartelsPatent insanity | Apple power | Mobile madness | Cloudy weatherJournalism's shame

Pic: Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin

Wired: 25 Big Ideas for 2012
http://www.wired.co.uk/tags/25+Big+Ideas+For+2012

Subjects covered: 3D Surfaces | Cloud Gaming The New Haptics | Wireless Mind Control | Crowd RestorationEpigenetics | Olympian Biomechanics Open-sourced Construction | Drone HackingRobowriters | Neurocinema | Always on sousveillance

Pic: Robowriters

The 10 hottest media trends for 2012
http://www.imediaconnection.com/content/30723.asp 

Subjects covered: HTML5 | Mobile Rich Media | Facebook apps | Targeted Coupons | Social Buzz | Brands as Publishers | Dual Screening | Planet of the TV apps | Cross-media measurement | Audio watermarking