The Design Process: Product Innovation Trends and Tips

Discover 9 Trends Impacting Product Lines in 2018

Posted by Rachel, on January 12, 2018

Shifts in society, advancements in technology, and preferences of product users are changing.

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2018 Product Trend: Cool Colors

Posted by Pete, on January 11, 2018

Cool colors help achieve calming and minimal spaces. Whether paired with neutrals or a bold all-over color, blues, teals, and cool purples will create the tranquil interiors we desire.

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2018 Product Trend: Dimensional Layers

Posted by Sara, on January 11, 2018

Dimensional layers add dynamic elements to the traditionally flat look we’ve seen in the past. This trend will become more prevalent as we move toward merging a digital interface with our physical world.

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2018 Product Trend: Primitive Forms

Posted by Pete, on January 11, 2018

As we distance ourselves from physically interacting with products, the products’ forms have become simplistic and geometric.

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2018 Product Trend: Virtual and Augmented Reality Used for More Than Entertainment and Gaming

Posted by Sara, on January 11, 2018

As other industries find value in VR & AR technology, there will be greater adoption from users looking for more than entertainment. 

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2018 Product Trend: Invisible Experiences Transform Tech

Posted by Pete, on January 11, 2018

With smart products adapting to our specific and immediate needs, we no longer have to physically interact with products. Instead, these experiences, when properly designed, will become invisible to the user. 

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2018 Product Trend: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Impact Product Customization

Posted by Sara, on January 11, 2018

As machine learning technology advances to identify, categorize, and sort information, the possibilities are as endless as the data. AI provides companies the ability to make better, more informed decisions, and provides users with a custom and personalized experience. 

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2018 Product Trend: Consumers are Craving Calm

Posted by Pete, on January 11, 2018

More and more, we’re seeking to reject the crazy and hectic way of life we’ve felt pressured into keeping up, and, now, we have a growing desire for slow-paced and calm lifestyles.

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2018 Product Trend: Consumers Are Tapping Into a Shared Economy

Posted by Sara, on January 11, 2018

The interest in less, but better, paired with advancements in technology has made it possible for us to connect to things as we need them, and, in some cases, only when we need them.

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2018 Product Trend: Societal Shifts Have Consumers Craving Less But Better

Posted by Pete, on January 11, 2018

Tighter household budgets, smaller living spaces, environmental concerns, conscious consumerism—there are many varied motivations driving an intrinsic call to live a more minimalist lifestyle. 

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