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Monday
Oct032016

Tech Trends of 2016: Campus Co-Working 

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Tech firms are playing a significant role in changing the way we work. Tech and start-up culture has long recognized the benefits of co-working spaces and their relationship to fostering innovation. Now, more traditional industries, including media, healthcare and finance, are recognizing this modern work style’s appeal: serendipitous encounters, community, the free exchange of advice/ideas and shared purpose.

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Friday
Sep232016

Tech Trends of 2016: Color as a Language

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Editor’s note: this blog is part of a series on 2016 tech trends.

Color plays an important role in our everyday lives. It carries a lot of meaning, different for each person or culture. In the workplace, where the majority of us spend most of our time, it’s important to know how our brains react to the colors that surround us and what they communicate. That way, when designing these space, we can use color appropriately and with clear intention.

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Monday
Sep122016

Tech Trends of 2016: Lifestyle as Currency

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Editor’s note: this blog is part of a series on 2016 tech trends.

Tech companies are growing up. The hackable, playground spaces of yesterday’s start-ups are no longer speaking to the longevity and influence that tech has in our digital world. Beanbags and unpolished spaces are swapped for sophisticated lounge areas and refined whimsy. Tech companies are becoming more sophisticated and savvy when it comes to design, and it’s showing up in the workplace.

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Wednesday
Aug242016

Tech Trends of 2016: Anticipation Makes an Impression

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Editor’s note: this blog is part of a series on 2016 tech trends.

Recent psychological and behavioral studies have shown that the anticipation and memory of an experience are as important to one’s overall positive impression of the experience (if not more) than the actual moment of transaction or exchange. Designers, mostly working at the scale of user experience, are paying special attention to these before and after moments, carefully scripting an experience from beginning to end to tap into user feelings of suspense, temptation, adulation, surprise and catharsis.

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Thursday
Jul282016

Tech Trends of 2016: Virtual Reality, No Longer Sci-fi

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Editor’s note: this blog is part of a series on 2016 tech trends.

The future is here. Virtual Reality technologies are revolutionizing industries across the spectrum, including commerce, communications, travel and education. We are living in a world where the only true limitation is our imaginations. In this week’s post, we explore how virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality will impact future workplaces and the process of designing and creating the necessary alternative work environments to support this new way of collaborating..

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