How can you trigger Millennial to choose to travel by train (not flying) to a local destination (instead of a exotic location)? Through their latest Instagram campaign, German Rail (Deutsche Bahn) found a way to make traveling in Germany aspirational for this picky generation by using data and social influence; using algorithm to find similar looking photo’s, matching influencers, geo location, comparing latest airline ticket price vs. local train ticket price and sharing it all through social media. Now you really understand the value of a staycation!
Love how they are triggering those influencers to look closer to home to find their next ‘must visit’ spot.
Photo: Andreas von Einsiedel Say so long to millennial pink. Another pink-tinted hue is set to take over in 2019—according to Pantone, at least. The colour of 2019 is Living Coral
Pantone pointed to Airbnb and Apple’s use of coral over the past few months as a sign of the color’s domination. And as you can imagine, we are very happy to some more pink hues in our Trndmrkr communications.
Design Thinking is a proven method to shape innovation creatively. Innovation is about new solutions, new ideas and their realization, and creating an unique value. That value is not so much the technology, product or service, but especially in the experience of the customer / user. They are experiencing value through the use of products and services to achieve their goals. Therefore defining what is value is increasingly a co-production between provider and customer. What role does a product of service have in this changing landscape? And how can an organization reinvent itself? Can a industry or department (e.g. marketing) also innovate itself? Design Thinking is one way to find an answer to these questions.
Below are the steps Trndmrkr uses to come to an answer.
Having a open-minded,active and creative mindset is indispensable.
Furthermore it is important to remember:
“Design Thinking is a process which includes the ‘building up’ of ideas
However, it is not a religion or a linear process. The steps can occur simultaneously and be repeated.
It’s all about understanding the story and finding the red line”.
For more information what Design Thinking tools can do for your challenge, contact Trndmrkr.
Just got a glimpse of the new documentary: Design & Thinking
I’m curious how this documentary explains the journey and can add to a more professional crowd- aka my learnings of at least 10 yrs of putting DT into practise.
If you are in Berlin check out the screening at ITR8 or check the website: designthinkingmovie.com
Together with a international group of multi-talented influencers andin particular Philip McKenzie had the opportunity to write an article for the Alchemy report, supported by InfluencerCon. The focus of this issue was “Gatekeepers/Crashers: Thriving or Dying?” and is all about “revealing the true machinations behind culture, commerce and influence by bringing gatekeepers and gatecrashers face to face a modern day showdown”.
My contribution is about ‘Hacking’ The System, read more on this in the Alchemy report below or go to the site of Influencer Conference. Special thanks to Philip McKenzie, global curator of Influencer Conference, for bringing these people together.
I have been facilitating and organising a lot of creative workshops lately and its always a great help to have a look at the broad ‘ palet’ of tools available.Sharing is caring right so I will be posting some ‘toolboxes’ from several institutes that are public and I have enjoyed working with in the past. This week, I will start with the Hyper Island Toolbox- A resource kit you can use to apply creative collaboration and unleash potential in your team or organization.
I love the concepting exercise ‘ Mash- Up Innovation’ where you pick 3 cards: a human value, a technology and an existing service using data ( for example Jawbone sleep monitoring) and create a new product. Thinking of these 3 areas really sparks new ideas – we at one time thought of a new product ‘Feet Mittens’, socks that track your sleep pattern and warms your feet when the cold might wake you up- a brilliant product concept off course… who’s buying? \\
It is something that I personally have experienced as a win-win situation for both clients and agencies who want to create effective customer centric products and services. Looking forward to seeing & experiencing this collaboration at more ad agencies as well. Read the whole article here.
The industry of design is changing rapidly and the new book Design Transitions presents 42 unique and insightful stories of how design is changing around the world. From the expanding roles a designer plays (e.g. educator, entrepreneur and facilitator), greater collaborations to the diversification of business models.
Trndmrkr was at the launch of the book in the iconic Hotel Droog . At the launch co-authors Dr. Joyce Yee, Dr. Emma Jefferies and several contributors such as Arne Van Oosterom (DesignThinkers Group), Erik Roscam Abbing (Zilver Innovation) gave their view on the changes they have experienced. The next launch event is in London at the Fjord service design office, be there!
In May Trndmrkr was part of the communications team of the What Design Can Do an international conference about the impact of design. Highlights included presentations of Mike Kruzinski, Head of design for Twitter, Marije Vogelzang, food & eating designer and Nicholas Roope, cofounder of Poke, a London-based digital creative company.
At the end of the two day Conference the conference book which was designed, printed and published right on the spot during What Design Can Do 2013. The book contains an extensive overview of What Design Can Do 2013, speaker profiles, breakout reports, an interview with Kees Dorst, articles by Timo de Rijk, David Kester, and many more speakers.