September 8th, 2014
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WHAT MAKES MILLENNIALS HAPPY?

CLO recently interviewed me on how to keep Gen Y engaged at work.

While finding fulfillment at work is not a new concept, millennials are bringing new values that are forcing companies to rethink how they can make workers happy.

July 16th, 2014
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Whoah check out Continuum’s new ipad case, the Flipbook by Felix, now sold at Apple Store!

April 25th, 2014
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The future of education is now.

The Danish government released a map for the video game Minecraft containing a 1:1 scale model of the country itself.

The map, 1 terabyte in size, is designed to help the country’s schoolchildren have a better understanding of the country’s geography.

"You can also use [the map] in mathematics class where students are given the task to build a new playground next to their school within the game, but only using a certain number of blocks." - KARIN LYNGBY KRISTENSEN, ORESTAD SKOLE

May 28th, 2013
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springwise:

On crowdsourcing platform, architects compete for home-improvement projects

We’ve already seen an iPad app that lets consumers seek guidance from the masses on design plans for their homes. Now taking that crowdsourcing premise a step further, Italian CoContest is a site through which homeowners can set their own design competitions, getting architects to fight for the chance to work on their renovation projects. READ MORE…

April 12th, 2013
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REALLY PSYCHED to participate in 5D Institute’s The Science of Fiction event this weekend to explore the topic of “World Building” 

(Source: 5dinstitute.org)

April 5th, 2013
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Last week, I had the opportunity to speak at the Healthcare Experience Design Conference in Boston, MA.  My talk, The #NXT Generation of Healthcare outlined the new expectations of Millennials in regards to health and healthcare, and 5 trends the healthcare industry should incorporate into their offerings to surprise and delight this new set of patients.

The 5 trends:

#bodyhacking

#drgoogle

#bespokewellness

#mindismatter

#visiblehealth

Thanks to everyone who attended.  Video will be available soon.

March 14th, 2013
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Reblogged from Stowe Boyd
February 25th, 2013
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MOOOOOVE.

futurescope:

The Future of Farming: GPS Sensors

via Fast.Co:

FARMERS CAN CONTROL WHERE THEIR CATTLE AND SHEEP GRAZE FROM A COMPUTER WITH THIS EMERGENT TECHNOLOGY. A recent interview published by Nicola Twilley and Geoff Manaugh profiles a USDA scientist named Dean M. Anderson, whose research focuses on virtual fencing, a concept by which farmers could control their livestock using GPS-controlled electronic sensors (a bit like an electronic dog collar). The technology has the potential to make farms more environmentally sustainable, by allowing farmers to manage where their cattle graze, and to cut down on the manual labor involved with rebuilding fences.

[read more] [interview] [photo by mac schwager]

(Source: futurescope)

February 15th, 2013
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modernizing:

Halley by Jordi Vilardell and Meritxell Vidal for Vibia.

Inspired by the ever-famous Halley’s Comet, this fixture is a completely portable LED light to assist in illuminating a whole array of situations. Halley has the ability to extend, retract and bend in multiple ways, and it’s handy travel bag comes along for those times when you’re camping, throwing a party or just lounging on a Summer evening.

Reblogged from Your partner
February 15th, 2013
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Continuum Redesigns Audi’s Car Dealership Experience

The idea is to use the design sensibility—ethnographic field research, sketching, prototyping—to make a retail space run as smoothly as a high-performance car. “Instead of designing tangible things, it’s about designing all the interactions a customer has with the brand,” says Kerry Bodine, a vice president and principal analyst with Forrester (FORR). “One by one, brands are taking the plunge into this world, and there is a lot of hunger in the U.S. for these services.”

February 13th, 2013
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Beck Reimagines David Bowie’s “Sound and Vision” - 360° Experience Coming Soon

 By capturing the concert with 360-degree cameras and binaural microphones, online viewers will have the opportunity to experience the show from any and every seat in the house. Coming soon to www.hello-again.com.


(Listen to Beck’s performance with your headphones on for ideal sound, and check www.hello-again.com in the coming days for a 360-experience.)

Evidence of change.

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