Meaning in a Minute
Meaning in a Minute is our new monthly newsletter, comprised of the top insights from our design and strategy teams. Focused around homeware and healthcare, it features trends, observations, and consumer behaviours, allowing you to better understand the future of your industry.
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Meaning Monthly is changing! We appreciate your busy schedules and with this in mind, we are delighted to announce our new Meaning in a Minute newsletter. Featuring our perspective on the key trends and insights shaping the future of healthcare and home - in a one minute read.
This month, we look into the inequalities of healthcare and share three different digital platforms that are reimagining accessibilities.
The start of 2022 was kicked off with the annual Consumer Electronics Show, one of the most influential tech events across the globe. This month at Recipe, we explore the trending themes across an array of industries showcased at the event. The two that stood out to us the most were ‘Getting Metaverse-Ready’ and ‘Sustainability In Tech’.
With a new year, comes new trends and insights for us to delve into. But before we discuss the future, we would like to reflect on the past. This month, we look into some of our favourite projects we worked on this past year, including the 2021 Meaning Centred Design Awards and what to expect for 2022.
We also share an article focusing on consumer electronic trends in light of the annual CES taking place this week.
The pandemic has affected us all in many ways, but one common theme that is keeping us awake at night is our quality of sleep. Studies have shown how our sleeping patterns have changed over this past year, and brands are starting to recognise this. This month, we look into how new technology is implementing ways to help better our sleep and tackle Covid-19.
We also share our most recent article focusing on current wellness trends, in light of the 2021 Global Wellness Summit taking place this week.
Circular consumption has long been a worthy solution, but a difficult one to implement into the mainstream. However recently, brands have began to make these changes. This month, we look into the circular economy and how big named brands are trialling efforts to make an impact on the environment.
We also share insights into the alternative approaches to wellbeing, another popular ongoing trend that continues to expand.
Headlines in the UK have highlighted the country’s mounting social care crisis. Pre-pandemic, there were an estimated 120,000 social care vacancies, a figure that is estimated to climb to 170,000 by the end of the year.
In 2019, the UK Government invested £300 million in new care technologies, which hope to fulfil this gap and help people to live healthier, more independent lives. Last month at Recipe, we examined some emerging innovations to understand what we can expect from the future of age in place technology.
We began 2021 by attending CES, the world’s largest exhibition of consumer technology. This year, the event was set to look very different, as COVID-19 forced it to move online. Despite this, we were excited to observe many emerging trends that signified changing meanings within home environments, giving us a preview into the home of the future.
This year, we launched our Meaning Monthly newsletter to help you to unpick and understand trends and behaviours emerging from the homeware and healthcare industries. As the year comes to a close, our team have been reflecting on some of the most notable provocations and insights that have arisen from 2020, and what this means going forward.
Earlier this year, we set a brief for the final year Product Design students at Central Saint Martins around the prevalence of ‘smart’ technology in our homes. The students proposed new products and experiences that critically consider ‘smartness’ and the value it provides across diverse areas of home life.
Last month, we focused on the inital behavioural changes derived from COVID-19. We all had to deal with rapid and unexpected change. Here at Recipe, we gathered insights to help you to better understand the impact of the virus, what it will mean going forward, and how to navigate the emerging landscape as individuals and organisations seek to regain control and people begin to live by reassessed meanings and values.