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Scent—The Next Narrative?
Scent—The Next Narrative?

We spend a lot of time thinking about what the future of designing experiences might look like, but what will the future smell like? It’s one of our most acute senses as a human being—we can detect one trillion differing scents and can readily recognize about 10,000. We know that scent is the strongest trigger for memory, yet olfaction is sometimes ignored when developing experiences. Why?

5 Years, 4 Categories, 20 Projects-Branded Environments that Wow
5 Years, 4 Categories, 20 Projects-Branded Environments that Wow
Shipshape and Instagram Ready—RSM Design Brands Lido Marina Village
Shipshape and Instagram Ready—RSM Design Brands Lido Marina Village

Thoughts and Opinions

Creative Destruction: Part 08
12 Strategic Predictions for 2017

If you were to Google “predictions for 2017,” you would be rewarded with 66,700,000 links. Among the top three are terrifying prophecies revealed (yet again) by Nostradamus, various quack theories from numerologists and world psychics and real insightful predictions from the likes of the Gartner Group, Forrester, Forbes, TechCrunch and several design blogs.

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The Digital Directory Experience + Airport Retail—Enabling Engagement
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The Great Big Lesson Retailers Can Learn From Museums

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Dongdaemun Design Plaza Wayfinding System
Dongdaemun Design Plaza Wayfinding
David Jones Department Store, Cato Design
David Jones Department Store
Levi's Jeans for Women Shop, FCB/Levi Strauss & Co., Morla Design
Levi's Jeans for Women Shop
McDonald's, Gensler
McDonald's

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Andrew Swedenborg and Kate Kirkpatrick
Matthew Pietkevich: Connecting Customers

Retail Academic Research

An Interior and Graphic Design Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Social Engagement through Environmental Graphic Design:  Design for Struggling Small Communities

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Environments and Experience Design for Retail and Campuses

Retail News

Comcast's Studio Xfinity Washington D.C.
Comcast's Studio Xfinity in Washington D.C.

Gensler designed the flagship space to reflect the company’s brand promise while being able to adapt to future growth in the tech marketplace. By providing a comfortable hospitality feel, customers can learn and test products in a setting similar to their home environment.

Pinecrest to Welcome Visitors with Large Daktronics LED Display
Pinecrest to Welcome Visitors with Large Daktronics LED Display

Daktronics has partnered with Pinecrest to manufacture and install a 1,008-square-foot LED video display at the new, highly-anticipated mixed-use district opening in Cleveland's suburb of Orange Village, Ohio. The display will be installed this spring and ready to welcome visitors to the new retail development as tenants start to open this May. The vibrant new east side destination will feature high-caliber and sought-after apparel, home and specialty stores—many of which are first-to-market.