In the future, our clothes will replace our devices. However, unless these technologies converge with the fashion industry, there's a danger they will fail to become popularised and remain unaffordable.
Companies are waking up to the power of design to make data meaningful for customers and create better relationships with them in the process.
News that Fjord is set to become part of Accenture made headlines today, and we've been delighted to see the positive reaction with the press and Twittersphere alike. Here's a summary of some of the coverage following the announcement.
Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced it has agreed to acquire Fjord – a global service design consultancy that specializes in creating digital experiences and services that engage consumers across platforms including smart devices, tablets and PCs.
The iTunes Music Store was launched ten years ago today, marking a decade in which the distribution of music has changed beyond recognition. John Oswald explains why iTunes has been so successful and hints at what the future might hold as services like Spotify grow in popularity.
The big data hype may not help you make the right decisions for your business – and there four reasons why a lean approach makes better sense.
Olof Schybergson features in The Guardian talking about the future of wearable technology, highlighting the privacy implications when biology meets tech for the first time and implications for app design.
GigaOm covers Fjord's collaboration with Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital's SMART initiative to redesign the pediatric growth chart.
Mark Curtis features in VentureBeat discussing the power of design to reduce distraction, the importance of simplicity, and the rise of Living Services.
John Oswald discusses how thinking like a startup can lead to meaningful change, even within big organizations.
The Financial Times describes the scene at Fjord's recent Kitchen event in San Francisco and quotes CEO Olof Schybergson on the coming wave of wearable tech.
Mark Curtis features in CNN.com discussing trends in health and wellness, the rise of body hacking tools, and why digital will usher in a new wave of mHealth services.
Fjord CEO Olof Schybergson discusses the style and substance of wearable tech with the New York Times.
Olof Schybergson is quoted on the future of the connected home in the Metro UK commenting that "We'll soon start to see technology in all shapes and forms dominate the home, with a growing number of devices and sensors that we'll incorporate into our lives."
Business Design Lead John Oswald talks about the recent and rather dramatic closure of HMW, commenting on how things could have worked out if they'd been thinking about digital early on in the business.