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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
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2015 Xlab - Joe Karadin - Transforming Retail
Joe Karadin - Transforming Retail
2015 Xlab - Neil Redding - Transforming Retail
Neil Redding - Transforming Retail

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

Reflect and PixelFLEX™ open the windows for Levi’s on Market Street
Reflect and PixelFLEX™ open the windows for Levi’s on Market Street

At their flagship retail location on Market and 4th Street in San Francisco, Levi’s® brand managers wanted to increase consumer engagement for their 8000-square foot retail space. With two large windows looking out onto the busy street, Levi’s worked with their longtime digital partner, Reflect, who installed two FLEXClear transparent LED video displays from PixelFLEX. As a 65-75 percent transparent LED display, FLEXClear gives designers the ability to offer a truly dynamic experience for consumers.

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.