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How to create a Future Proof (Retail) Experience

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Last Sunday it was hot, and not just because of the weather!
Trdmrkr’s Hortense Koster was speaking at the Hoxton Amsterdam about how to design a great (retail) experience. Together with Vivian van Schagen founder of The Invisible Party, brand and creative director Sophie Spindler and moderated by Amanda Cardinale founder of Workwhile agency.Very happy with the event and smiles and cocktails were a bonus too.

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Instax SQ6 Insights Session

 

instaxFor the launch of the Fuji Instax SQ6 Trndmrkr offerend customer insights keynote presentation and inspiration for retail outlets who will be carrying the new model.  See more inspiration square sushi and of course the instax SQ6… in the after movie of the event below.

Thank you for attending the first instax insights session!

instax insights session: the square edition from Fujifilm instax on Vimeo.

(Ref: In10)

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Protein Youth Report 2017 @ ADE

Screen Shot 2017-10-17 at 16.48.28 If you are visiting the Amsterdam Dance Event this year, be sure to drop by the presentation of the youth report 2017 of the lovely people of Protein as well.

I had a chance to read the report. Especially the driver ‘Fake is the New Craft’ I believe captures young behaviour in our fast moving digital society very well. Progressive culture has been commoditized, and youths globally are drawing on their DIY mentality to differentiate themselves and reinstate their relevance, they’re modifying and using brands as platforms to exhibit creativity.

In one of my client reports ( which I unfortunately  cannot share) I mention a similar driver, the COPY MATCH movement; referring to young Gen z’s as Brand Bandits that seek creativity through copy paste their own identity and are not affraid to state their beliefs or abide by copy right rules (and rather apply the ideas of the Copyleft movement).

For more info on the Protein event click here

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Reinventing the World of Banking

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The world of banking is rapidly changing.

Trndmrkr has been working on some projects that create future scenarios and research customer experience.
If you want to know more on financial institutions are adapting to future needs, be sure to contact us at info@trndmrkr.com

And we will be sharing some more inspirations in the weeks to come …

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Case Licht Verdicht: a study on the future of living in the city of Rotterdam

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Living in the heart of the city, in the middle of the urban vibe, is becoming popular.
As a result, means that cities like Rotterdam are facing a challenging task to ‘top-up’ excisting buildings to provide for extra horizontal space.
In the study “Licht Verdicht”, moderated by the ‘Branchevereniging Nederlandse Architectenbureaus'(BNA), seven multidisciplinary design teams looked at how to literally bring Rotterdam’s city center to a greater extent.

For the project “Lumiere Lijnbaan”, Trndmrkr (Hortense Koster) worked together with Adam Smit, Mijke Rood (ZZDP Architecten), Walter Spangenberg, Rudi Roijakkers (ABT), Edwin Santhagens and Stephen Tas (Santenco). Trndmrkr was responsible for a trend trend research on the future needs of users to live, work and shop in the project “Lumiere Lijnbaan”.

The results of the study are published in the book Licht Verdicht. The book shows how we can create new space on top of the old giants already standing. Renewal without demolition: it can – with some perseverance – lead to beautiful things. As Hans Ibelings writes in his view: Lightweight is a plea not to choose the path of least resistance and, where possible, to build on what is already.
The Book Licht Verdicht and is available in Dutch on the site of the BNA

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Tomorrow ServDes, the Service Design and Innovation conference, will start in Copenhagen. It is the premier research conference for exchanging knowledge within Service Design and service innovation studies.  Since I’m working in Denmarks capital this week, I am going for a quick visit and doing some trend scoping as well. If you will be there let me know. For those not able to attend,  this paper is an interesting read of what Service Design topics will be discussed. I especially liked the “Chaos generation managed through design thinking: A task model for the design professional”.

Source: ServDes

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Designer and researcher: the new creative partnership

TimeisnowExperience design agency Foolproof has a clear vision where more future forward creative agencies are moving towards: teaming up designers with researchers.

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.

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10 Trends for 2014

Marking those’shifts’ that matter, JWTIntelligence shared ten key trends that will drive consumer mind-set and behavior for 2014 and beyond.

I especially like the trend Telepathic Technology: understanding mind and moods and reacting in a personalised way is interesting. I believe this will help heath industry enormously to approach patients in the right way, and trigger some ‘brain-to- brain contact’ with consumers (think Mel Gibsons- and whathis telepathic skills could do for him in the movie ‘What Women Want’)

Thanks Claudia!

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Case: What Women Want?

A while back Trndmrkr gave a presentation about New Female Mindsets during the Nike EU Summit and this spurred off to some new projects and publicity…

In Volkrant Magazine, fashion editor Bregje Lampe asked my opinion about the latest Marks & Spencer campaign shot by celebrity photographer Annie Liebowitz- which highlighted new female rolemodels.

Subtitled “Britain’s leading ladies”, the women featured in the campaign are not just the usual A-list celebrities, but included an Olympic gold winning boxer and an award winning nurse as well. As such, M & S shows us that every women can be a ‘leading lady’ and do not have to conform to stereotype ’80 power dressing (think Angela Merkel). They can be successful and dress feminine at the same time.

Read the article (in Dutch) below:
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And more examples of this shift in paradigm are in the air…
The UN brought forth the much acclaimed campaign about womens rights in comparison with popular Google search words…
Kirsten van Hulst, author, politician and spokesperson for the UN on womens rights in the Netherlands launched her book (S)hevolution.

The Future Laboratory has captured this changing mindset of powerful- yet feminine- women aptly in this short but facinating explanation of the Athena women:
“Named after the goddess of wisdom, Athena woman is a positive reincarnation of the Alpha woman”

Athena Woman from The Future Laboratory on Vimeo.

So what implications does this shift have, to us and the brands who want to engage with all types of women? Perhaps we should recognize that individuality goes futher that gender. But gender surely does still matters – just not in the stereotypical ways of conventional marketing. Looking forward to your thoughts on this here