Kantar Futures Blog

Category: design

Collectibles of the future

consumers, design

Collectibles of the future

Trevor Harvey writes: Which collectibles will be worth something in 2030? The Times this week asked some experts what they’d spend £100 (or less) on in 2008 in the hope… Read More »

Cultural values, design, and global production

design, global, technology

Cultural values, design, and global production

  Eleanor Cooksey writes: I recently read WPP’s annual journal of marketing insights, Atticus, and noted an interesting point towards the end of an article called ‘Getting the little things… Read More »

The power of packaging

design, innovation, luxury, marketing

The power of packaging

Jake Goretzki writes: Belgian chocolate – while evidament the best in the world – has always let itself down by the conservatism of its brands (Cote D’Or’s range hasn’t really… Read More »

Mapping the new Shanghai metro

design, transport

Mapping the new Shanghai metro

Andrew Curry writes: Our collegue Suvid Bajaj sends this map (click on the thumbnail) of the planned Shanghai metro – planned to reach 960 kms of track by 2020. In… Read More »

Signs of their times

design

Signs of their times

Andrew Curry writes: Great designs are of their moment – but they are also a vision of a future as well – future materials, future aesthetics, future lifestyles. Which is… Read More »

The simplicity trend

design, simplicity, trends

The simplicity trend

  Andrew Curry writes: One of the trends we’ve been following for a while is that of increasing simplicity – a response to increasing product complexity. One of the signs… Read More »

Secrets of Nokia’s innovation success

design, global, innovation

Secrets of Nokia’s innovation success

Andrew Curry writes: The Core 77 design blog has a good piece on the reasons for Nokia’s innovation success. In summary they are: the maths – go where the markets… Read More »