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Friday
Jul012016

The Dot-Com Generation: How Millennials Are Influencing Hospitality

Westin Hotel and Transit Center at Denver International Airport. Image © Gensler.

Gen Y. Digital natives. The dot-com generation. Every conference that I've attended in the last year has had a panel discussion on the impact of Millennials on the hospitality industry.

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Monday
Jun132016

GlobalShop: A Mixture of New and Old

Pusateri’s market located inside Saks

GlobalShop, the largest annual visual merchandising trade show and conference for the retail design industry, always features an interesting mix of the retail industries finest. It’s a mixture of retail design professionals from international brands, design firms, and manufacturers. We all attend for the same reason: to learn, network, and find something new and inspiring to bring back to our respective businesses. Here are highlights from two of my favorite sessions at the 2016 show.

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Wednesday
Jun012016

Cadillac House combines design, art and fashion in a celebration of NYC’s creative culture

The Gensler designed Cadillac House opens this week, and this recent CoolHunting article interviews Gensler’s John Bricker about the project and gives a peek into the concept and the team’s creative process.

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Friday
May272016

Deep Engagement: Seamless, Immersive and Interactive Experiences

Image @ Flickr user Thomas Wensing

If a day goes by when I don’t talk to a client about how to make interactions with their brand seamless, immersive or interactive, it’s been a pretty weird day. No one wants to just talk about themselves anymore. We want to find ways to really connect with people deeply over time and to have living brand moments every day. These ideas are at the heart of forming lasting brand-people relationships, but I find that as much as the words are used, they’re also pretty abused. Why?

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Friday
May272016

Reflection: it's about ideas, not introverts

Gensler Costa Rica office / Andres Garcia Lachner

I appreciate this GenslerOn post from my colleague Penny in Bangalore and think she's right on that rejuvenation (or reflection, or stepping away, however you phrase it) is a core component of doing good work. The poor introverts being overwhelmed by too much togetherness isn't the complete picture, though. A paucity of reflection in the workplace isn't simply an introvert issue -- it's an ideas issue.

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