january 2022

NEWSMITHS: What we’re reading, making and thinking about this month.

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december 2021

NEWSMITHS: What we’re reading, making and thinking about this month.

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november 2021

NEWSMITHS: What we’re reading, making and thinking about this month.

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Designing for the COVID Generation

Designing meaningful products and experiences for kids carries unique challenges, and this has never been more true than for “Generation C”, the millions whose early formative years have been defined by living through the pandemic.

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Back to School, Reimagined

Back-to-school shopping is one of the biggest retail holidays of the year. In 2019, consumers spent more than $26 billion in their shopping to stock up for the school year. Like so many traditions impacted in 2020, the usual back-to-school scramble felt different this year.

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The Growing Impact of Plant-Based Proteins

The demand for plant-based protein sources has already had a powerful impact on product innovation, and its growth won’t be slowing down anytime soon. The plant-based market is predicted to grow to $85 billion over the next 10 years.

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Women In Design – Yesenia Perez-Cruz

In this blog series, we shine a light on women trailblazers in the design industry. This month, we’re highlighting Yesenia Perez-Cruz, a strong leader and an accomplished designer.

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Women In Design – Maira Kalman

In this blog series, we shine a light on women trailblazers in the design industry. Maira Kalman is a renowned artist and writer whose work has deeply impacted design as a whole.

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Through a Lens: How Gen-Z Views Food

“Gen-Z”. The generation under the scrutiny of marketers who want to understand their shopping preferences, their consumer habits, and TikTok. As this group of people gets older, their impact on all industries, including the food and restaurant industry, is becoming increasingly evident.

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Asian Trend Round Up

Attending the Trendwatching Seminar at The Bowery Hotel in New York last month was, for the most part, an enjoyable event. Interesting people, fun activities, informative presentation. That is until the sci-fi show ‘Black Mirror’ became real life. Read on

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