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Philips 'Design Probes' into Our Future

by: Design Translator

In the same spirit as Visions of the Future Project, Philips generously shares with us their research findings of what our possible lifestyles could be in the era post 2020. Called Design Probes it is:

…a dedicated ‘far-future’ research initiative to track trends and developments that may ultimately evolve into mainstream issues that have a significant impact on business.

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The Reputation Chameleon

by: C. Sven Johnson

For those of you who recall my earlier entry discussing the Philips Design probe discussion (reLink), consider this a follow-on post.

I took the time to sit in on the Philips meeting and while I crashed out (twice) and lost my chat record, you can read it here: “Sophrosyne’s Saturday Salon: Philips Design Probe - SKIN:Tattoo” (Link).

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SteelCase Talks Design Virtually

by: C. Sven Johnson

About a week ago I was lucky enough to get myself logged into Second
Life to attend a question & answer session with representatives
from Steelcase, the office
furniture manufacturer. Unfortunately there won’t be an audio posted
online, so I thought I’d post a couple of things I wrote down at the
conclusion of the meeting and share them here; mostly for the benefit
of any Industrial Designers that might surf through. But don’t quote

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Philips Design Talks: Electric Tattoos

by: C. Sven Johnson

A few weeks back I wondered if Philips was going to get more involved in the Second Life community (reLink).
Well, it just so happens I caught word that they’re conducting a
discussion group later today inside the virtual world to discuss,
interestingly enough, “SKIN: Tattoos” (Link).

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Philips: Setting the Record Straight

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Commentary: Philips's Ad-Skipping Blocker Good Idea

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Philips Patents Device That Blocks Ad Zapping

by: Ilya Vedrashko

It looks like Philips was just awarded a patent for a device that would prevent "a viewer from switching from a channel when an advertisement is being displayed on the channel.

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Green Marketing: Lessons from the Leaders

by: Joel Makower

I’ve been tracking the opinion polls on green marketing for nearly two decades now, and I’ll admit to several Groundhog Day moments: the same polls revealing pretty much the same optimistic data over and over and over.

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