Every year Swedish household appliance maker Electrolux invites industrial design students from around the world to participate in their Design Lab competition.
This year's winner was recently announced: Jan Ankiersztajn from University of Arts, Poznan, Poland, with his invention, Aeroball, a multipurpose hovering air purifier and freshener.
Aeroball floats in mid-air thanks to its helium gas core and, as the unit accumulates dust particles and odours, it gets heavier and slowly sinks to the ground.
That's your cue to empty the filter to re-activate it again. The shell of the sphere also absorbs...
In order to survive and grow, a retailer’s rate of change has to accelerate faster than the rate of consumer change.
For the last 60 years, retailers have collectively trained and motivated consumers—through advertising and marketing across every demographic—to be hyper-sensitive to price. J.C. Penney, for example, recently learned that you can’t take away coupon promotions, discounts and savings from consumers and expect to grow profits.