On the intersection of technology, culture, and everyday life: My semi-updated space to collect and link my thoughts about interesting things I spot.
Wireless stick-on sensors as body adornment, dresses that allow physiology and environments to interact usings patterns and colors, electronic tatoos that visualize emotional shifts — perhaps coming soon to a store near you? Philips‘ design probes are meant to shake up their innovation process and generate insights into whether some “far future” trends might become mainstream.
Recently, quite a few major companies have opened their nacent R&D ideas up to the public for feedback. Starbucks, ever so good at getting press (even for barista trainings), launched My Starbucks Idea. Philips’ feedback mechanism is less buzz provoking (not a digg-like social network) but its survey does ask the public to rate the appeal and relevance of its design research.