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Top Trends in Product Design from Kaleidoscope

Written by Jessica Sams for Kaleidoscope's Innovation Igniter column. You can read the original post here.

Innovation Igniter: Top Trends in Product Design

As a leading product design firm, we highlight the latest trends in UX design, automotive design, emerging technology, medical device design, and virtual reality to help you fuel up for the week and ignite innovative thinking.

Wearable Sweat Sensor Paves Way for Real-Time Analysis of Body Chemistry

A small, wearable sensor developed at UC Berkeley can read the molecular composition of sweat and send it’s results in real time to a smartphone. “The idea is to have this thumbs-up or thumbs-down device that will give real-time information: it could provide an alarm that you need to take some medication, or that you’re getting dehydrated and need to drink some water”  –  Ali Javey, at the University of California, Berkeley

Flood-Proof Hydraulic House Lifts Itself Off The Ground

A hydraulic house? Yes, two residents of Wrasbury, a town 18 miles west of London, looked to an architectural solution to combat water damage. The residents collaborated with the London firm BAT Studio to design a greenhouse that can rise two feet taller than normal—safely out of harm’s way—thanks to four hydraulic legs.

Passenger Health Displays and Other Design Trends from 2016 Detroit Auto Show

Check out the highlights from this year’s Detroit Auto Show. Automakers have been on similar product-planning schedules for some time with everyone racing to introduce full-size SUVs when that market was hot then the CUVs then crossovers. The end result has been multiple years of the same ole thing. However, there may be a break in the cycle as this year there was refreshing variety represented at Detroit this year.

IBM Design Thinking Human-centered outcomes at speed and scale

As the notion of ‘design thinking’ continues to gain attention like the new kid in school, IBM shares it’s approach to design thinking and how it’s a framework for teaming and action. “It helps our teams not only form intent, but deliver outcomes—outcomes that advance the state of the art and improve the lives of the people they serve.” – IBM Design