Monsieur Cuisine wins Red Dot Award!

We are thrilled to announce that our recent work, the multi-functional kitchen machine – Monsieur Cuisine, has won the world-renowned Red Dot Award 2018. Promoting the very best in design, the award is an internationally recognised stamp of outstanding design quality.

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Q&A with newly appointed Principal of Design Innovation Asia, Charles Ingrey-Senn

We are excited to announce that Charles Ingrey-Senn has been appointed Principal of Design Innovation Asia at PDD. This is a key appointment, supporting growth and development of PDD as a leading global consultancy.

PDD’s Marketing Executive, Susie Quddus interviews our newest team member about his exciting role at PDD Shanghai and the latest FMCG trends in China.

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PDD-designed night vision smartphone attachment, Blazespark™ honoured at CES 2017 Innovation Awards.

eMagin has been named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree in the Digital Imaging product category for PDD-designed BlazeSpark. The innovative product offers the most advanced NIR night vision technology for consumers.

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Hozelock Cloud Controller wins Garden Product of the Year at RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

The Hozelock Cloud Controller smart garden watering system has picked up its third major award since its recent launch, receiving the Garden Product of the Year Award 2016 from Chelsea Flower Show organisers The Royal Horticultural Society.

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A rewarding start to the year!

It’s been a great start to 2016. The first quarter is not yet over and already PDD has 3 new prestigious design awards to its name. PDD’s work with the health & personal care brand Swisslux and the Zyliss kitchenware brand has been awarded with Red Dot design awards. This was followed by a German Design Award for the Testo 870 Thermal Imager.

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Christmas then and now: Nostalgic gifts get a digital makeover

As is customary at this time of year, many of us have given some thought as to what we’d like for Christmas. Leo, my three-year-old nephew, has his wish list sorted. First up, he wants a Jessie the Yodelling Cowgirl figure – she of Toy Story film fame – who was, according to the Wall Street Journal, one of the hottest toys of the season back at Christmas 1999.

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HOME – The humanisation of pets

Our expectations of the home as a place of work, rest and play have evolved as family dynamics shift, new needs arise and technology advances. In this series of blog posts, we take a deep dive into the home and discover the products at the forefront of innovation. In this third post we take a look at pet care.

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The promise of Eastern beauty

Continued global interest in East Asian skincare and beauty regimes has boosted the development of new products, and leading the way is South Korean cosmetics company, AmorePacific (named by Forbes business magazine as the world’s 28th most innovative company). The company’s Air Cushion technology has helped AmorePacific become South Korea’s top facial makeup brand. Since its launch in 2008, more than 50 million Air Cushion compacts have been sold, and in July this year AmorePacific signed a deal with Parfums Christian Dior to share the technology.

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Beauty and Brains: Hi-tech skincare devices

Star Wars. You either love it or – like me – you’ve never watched it. (No, not even one of them. Yes, I know Star Wars is a classic – shame on me). I am aware, however, that Episode 7, the next instalment of the global sci-fi phenomenon, is due for release in December this year and a bunch of Star Wars-themed products will soon be coming to a store near you.

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IFA 2015: The UX take on the connected home

September is nearly here, meaning that the tech world will be once again converging on Berlin for the annual IFA convention. This is Europe’s largest and oldest tech convention and naturally, PDD will be attending.

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Moody Technology – Tackling depression and anxiety to improve medication adherence

Last month, Walgreens, the largest U.S. pharmacy chain, launched its app for the Apple Watch. Walgreens’ is one of many apps designed to help address the costly and – in some cases – fatal issue of medication non adherence. Principally, the app is geared towards streamlining the process of refilling a prescription and also notifies patients to take their medications as prescribed.

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‘Innovating for China’. Are western brands lagging behind?

Over the past few decades, Chinese consumers’ perception of international brands and products was that they were ‘the best quality and most reliable’. But, with home-grown brands providing more choice and improved reliability, western brands are losing market share as it’s become harder to win trust and revenue, even for well-established brands like Siemens.

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The future of food in your home

After tracking sociocultural and technology trends influencing and shaping the kitchen landscape over the past 10 years, we wanted to share with you some key insights and opportunity areas that will impact food futures.

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The future toilet: Impromptu hygiene enforcement

Not the most dignified choice of topics, admittedly, but this is something that has either fascinated or mentally scarred me. I am going to share with you my experience of the ‘futuristic public toilet’, or to be more technically correct an ‘automated toilet.’ It was situated on the South Island of New Zealand by the Fox Glaciers. I was on a guided tour and we had long bus journeys with regular stops at public toilets and more importantly somewhere to get our morning coffee!

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Health, well-being and HUMIIN™ interactions at the International Home+ Housewares Show

Our friends at Intersection-inc. attended the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago, IL, and provided some insights into the hot topics and products from the show.

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A taste of the future

I wish I hadn’t got up at 5:15 last Wednesday morning. Not that I’m complaining, but the multi-sensory experience I had signed up to attend later that day was a mind-altering event that was really worth being all there for…

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HOME – Multifunctional, healthy and economical innovations in the kitchen

Our expectations of the home as a place of work, rest and play have evolved as family dynamics shift, new needs arise and technology advances. In this series of blog posts, we take a deep dive into the home and discover the products at the forefront of innovation. Up first, the kitchen.

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Top 5 takeaways from IFA

IFA, Berlin – one of the biggest technology shows in the heart of Germany’s capital, sees thousands of people gathered to witness the latest products and innovations in consumer electronics and home appliances. Vass was at the show and describes here, 5 key home appliance products we could be seeing in people’s homes very soon.

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When food meets tech…

Food and beverage – nourishing, hydrating, stimulating and refreshing. But what happens when you throw a bit of science and technology into the mix? In our blog this week we’ll be taking a look at how the food and beverage industry has been shaped and influenced by technology from other sectors; and where science, technology and art cross over to create whole new experiences…

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Extract: Personal Care edition

Welcome to Extract, a series that explores different sectors and asks ‘what will they look like in the future?’ In this edition, we focus on personal care, a sector which has seen dramatic change over the last few years and will grow even more in the next ten. From products that help keep our teeth clean to those that claim to keep us looking youthful, the personal care market has something for everyone.

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