2012 Consumer Electronics Show Trend Guide

In advance of this year’s show, we’ve created a trend report. Now published in UX Magazine, Innovation Excellence, Core77 and iQ Metrix Industry News & Views. We hope it will serve as a valuable guide for visitors, placing the products, services and experiences they see into the larger context of 5 macro-trends:

QUANTIFIED SELF & M-HEALTH
Personal biometrics and digital enabled behavior analysis will increasingly let consumers discreetly track and manage their lives more effectively.

GESTURAL INTERFACES & AUGMENTED REALITY
New natural interfaces based on movement will allow more intuitive control of tech, increasing access to information and digital content.

SoLOMo CONTENT + DATA EXCHANGE
Mobile “geo-awareness” technology, will create dramatic paradigm shifts to how we shop, socialize and how we are marketed to.

TELEVISION SOCIALIZED
Integration of Social Media and The Cult of Influence into the TV experience will transform it from a media consumption device to a content curating experience.

D.I.Y. AND DIGITAL OBJECTIFICATION
The “appification of everything”, open source tech and accessible manufacturing merge the tangible product and digital, online worlds.

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About

Tim Sweeney is a researcher, designer, and innovation consultant. As founding Partner of Upstream Thinking, he helps leaders drive growth and generate greater impact through people-centric innovation. He holds numerous innovation awards, over 15 patents, and serves as creativity and innovation adviser to the Moody College of Business.