Want to get some musical inspiration while working on your trend research or future scenarios? Play some future tunes!
I've compiled a special playlist on Spotify that includes songs on time, trends, future, change, science fiction, robots, space, etc. It is a collaborative playlist so if you're a Spotify member you can add any future related songs you like. Click here to turn your future radio on and let's listen to the future together!
Happy New Year! Do you have any new year's resolutions? Mine is to binge less and instead do more useful and creative activities. But I do want to share my last binge adventure of 2017 with you: Dark. This super exciting and scary series is perfect for anyone interested in reflecting on what 'time' is. Why? Read on!
[For all non-Dutchies, this is a post in Dutch about an internship in trend research and concepting I'm offering in collaboration with circular paper company Envelopebook. Because Envelopebook is oriented on the Dutch market, this internship is only available for Dutch native speakers.]
Per 1 februari 2018 zoeken wij een crealytische master mind die HOW TO RESEARCH TRENDS & ENVELOPEBOOK gaat ondersteunen en inspireren bij de werkzaamheden in onze twee ondernemingen. Interesse? Lees door voor meer info >>>>>
For the book ‘How to Research Trends’ I’ve interviewed trend professionals around the globe to get insights into their ways of working. This blog features the highlights of my interview with Brazil based trend and consumer research expert Rodrigo dos Reis. If you want to know why he feels trend researchers should be like bloodhounds, read on!
Researching trends starts with spotting signs of change. To train this you will have to get your ass off the couch and hit the streets. I was fortunate to be invited as a guest lecturer at Birmingham City University and had one day off to roam through 'Brummie' city. This is what I saw.....
For the book ‘How to Research Trends’ I’ve interviewed trend professionals around the globe to get insights into their ways of working. This blog features the highlights of my interview with Australian-based trend expert Kristina Dryža. She brings a very holistic and spiritual vibe to the trend research field.
The work process of trend researchers is quite a mystery. You mainly see the output of their research presented in fancy trend books or visual and high-paced trend presentations. But what is needed to get to this final output? The documentary Trend Beacons is lifting the veil (a bit) and shows what's going on during the trend research process.
Summer is over, which means it’s time for trade shows! As a trend researcher it is useful to stay updated on developments in various industries and these often organise specific trade fairs.
As a trend researcher I read a lot of future oriented books written by present day visionaries and frontrunners. These provide a lot of inspiration and guidance to think about possible future scenarios. But once in awhile I like to read sci-fi too to get my future juices flowing. Want to know why this helps you in your trend research? Read on!
Design thinking and trend research have a lot in common. Want to know how they overlap and how they complement each other? Read my vision on how these domains organically merge.