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The 12 Trends That Will Rule Products in 2013

The design and innovation consultants at Ziba have put together a list of the trends that they think will have the most impact on product design this year. 

1. THE MIND IS A COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT.

2. CUSTOMER-FACING EMPLOYEES ARE YOUR BRAIN AND YOUR BACKBONE.

3. ANALOG WILL NEVER GO AWAY.

4. WORTH IS DETERMINED BY PHILOSOPHY, NOT PRICE.

5. NARRATIVE IS A DELIVERY VEHICLE TO MAKE INFORMATION STICK.

6. REPAIR AND REPURPOSE ARE THE NEW KILLER APPS.

7. TECHNOLOGY MOVES TOO FAST TO CARE ABOUT.

8. FLAWLESS FUNCTION IS TOMORROW’S GREAT USER EXPERIENCE.

9. BRAND LOYALTY IS HOW WE ESCAPE DECISION FATIGUE.

10. HUMAN INTERACTION HAS NEVER BEEN MORE PRECIOUS.

11. GEN Y IS CREATING ITS OWN SERVICE ECONOMY

12. EVERYONE IS A SPECIALIST.

CHECK OUT THE FULL STORY HERE.

(Source: fastcodesign)

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