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Thursday
Oct072010

Building Trust... in a Building

Thanks to smartphones and mobile technology, we consumers increasingly manage transactions online and with hand-held devices, and rarely go into the bank anymore. Simultaneously due to the down economy, we trust big bankers less than ever before. So what does that physical space in the bank become?

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Friday
Oct012010

Tales from the Tramshed

On September 23rd, Jon Tollit – a principal in Gensler’s London office and co-leader of the firm’s retail practice – participated in a panel discussion of Augmented Reality and the Future of Online Retail at Tramshed Live, an exhibition at this year’s London Design Festival.

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Tuesday
Sep212010

Rethinking Sustainable Hotel Design

I recently read a New York Times article suggesting that the still-shaky economy has caused many hotel owners and operators to scale back or postpone sustainable upgrades to their properties – even as meeting planners and travelers are increasingly demanding sustainable practices.

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Tuesday
Sep212010

How does Foursquare affect our relationship with places and brands?

For the last few weeks, I’ve been using the Foursquare application on my iPhone, “checking in” at each location once I arrive. This geo-locator application now has a following of over 3 million, but I hadn’t given much thought to using it until I heard you get could get coupons. I’m all about a good deal.

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Friday
Sep102010

Pester Power: Designing for Kids

It’s back to school time and consumers are shopping for clothes, shoes, and school supplies in preparation for the classroom. But who is actually deciding what to buy, kids or their parents?

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