Stores & Spaces (159)
Why it matters
Creating theatre and unique experiences in stores and spaces can be a powerful form of communication. With recent 3D technological advances, will we soon see 3D displays become a more frequent appearance on our high streets?
There’s been a design trend in the last decade that focused on open space offices. Even though it is seen to encourage communication between employees, a recent user study has also highlighted that it may be harder for workers to focus. An inventor designed and created a device named ‘Efi’. It consists of a connected space divider which enables office employees to isolate themselves when they need to concentrate. Lowering down the ring enables them to isolate from physical noise (visual and phonic) but also from digital noise by filtering data receipt (e-mails, phone calls, instant messages, etc.). Efi's system is made up of two elements : an online service where the employee will define his data filtering parameters and an adjustable space divider which works as a tangible interface with the online service.
Wisemarkit.com is an online shopping platform in the US that lets Facebook members set up an online shop and curate products of their choice from third party websites. It’s like ‘Amazon’ without having to actually own the products. They promote the products through their social channels and earn a commission on every sale.