References 2019

  • Silence is gold 1
    • Department of Health and Social Care, Gov.UK, “World’s first global ministerial mental health summit to be held in London” May 21, 2018 View
    • BBC News, “Social media guidelines for young people to be drawn up” September 30, 2018 View
    • Sirin Kale,The Guardian, “Logged off: meet the teens who refuse to use social media” August 29, 2018 View
    • Nellie Bowles, The New York Times, “Silicon Valley nannies are phone police for kids” October 26, 2018 View
    • Common Sense Media, “The common sense census: Media use by tweens and teens.” View
    • Stephen Chen, South China Morning Post, “‘Forget the Facebook leak’: China is mining data directly from workers’ brains on an industrial scale” April 29, 2018 View
    • Nellie Bowles, The New York Times, “Early Facebook and Google employees form coalition to fight what they built” February 4, 2018 View
    • Charlie Warzel, BuzzFeed News, “Inside how a 12-step recovery programme for social media addiction works” October 5, 2018 View
    • Richard Haridy, New Atlas, “The right to disconnect: The new laws banning after-hours work emails” August 14, 2018 View
    • Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, “How do Apple’s screen time and Google Digital Wellbeing stack up?” June 5, 2018 View
    • Harry McCracken, Fast Company, “Microsoft retools its productivity vision for the era of tech distraction” October 2, 2018 View
    • Mindful Technology View
    • Danny Paez, Inverse, “I spend seven days trying to go rogue with a minimalistic phone” October 10, 2018 View
    • Arielle Pardes, Wired, “These magical sunglasses block all the screens around you” October 7, 2018 View
    • Nick Statt, The Verge, “Sony is launching a PlayStation Classic console this December loaded with 20 games” September 19, 2018 View
    • Harry McCracken, Fast Company, “Palm’s progress: The rise, fall –and rebirth –of a legendary brand” October 10, 2018 View
    • Mark Wilson, Fast Company, “Designers: ‘Stop making crap!’” October 26, 2018 View
    • Manoush Zomorodi, TED,“How boredom can lead to your most brilliant ideas” April 2017 View
    • Images Electroencephalography (EEG). Credit: NeuroCognitive Imaging Lab.Palm. Credit: Palm.Woman holding boy. Credit: M.T. ElGassier/Unsplash.The Light Phone. Credit: Light.
  • The last straw? 2
    • Olivia Petter, The Independent,“’Single use’ officially named as word of the year” November 7, 2018 View
    • Sky News, “From droughts to deluges: A year of dangerous weather” View
    • Yen Nee Lee, CNBC, “The world is scrambling now that China is refusing to be a trash dumping ground” April 16, 2018 View
    • BBC Media Centre, “BBC announces major initiative ‘Plastics Watch’ following the global impact of Blue Planet II” June 23, 2018 View
    • Hillary Brueck,Business Insider, “California just became the first US state to ban plastic straws in restaurants –unless customers ask” September 21, 2018 View
    • Mattha Busby, The Guardian, “Plastic straws and cotton buds could be banned within a year” October 22, 2018 View
    • BBC News, “Single-use plastics ban approved by European Parliament” October 24, 2018 View
    • Christina Thiele and Malcolm David Hudson, The Independent, “How you’re eating microplastics” July 6, 2018 View
    • Laura Parker, National Geographic, “Microplastics found in 90% of table salt” October 17, 2018 View
    • Laura Parker, National Geographic, “In a first, microplastics found in human poop” October 22, 2018 View
    • The Guardian, “Scientists explain how plastic-eating enzyme can help fight pollution” April 18, 2018 View
    • Ellen Macarthur Foundation, “The circular economy opportunity for urban and industrial innovation in China” September2018 View
    • Adele Peters, Fast Company, “250 organizations are joining forces to end plastic waste” October 28, 2018 View
    • Ellen Macarthur Foundation, “Make Fashion Circular” View
    • Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper’s Bazaar, “Everlane debuts new collection made from recycled plastic bottles” October 25, 2018 View
    • H&M, “Our vision and strategy” View
    • Antonia Gawel, World Economic Forum, “How trainers are taking us a step closer to a circular economy” June 16, 2016 View
    • Emma Howard, The Guardian, “Ikea vows to be net exporter of renewable energy by 2020” May 27, 2016 View
    • Thuy Ong, The Verge, “These sneakers are made from recycled chewing gum” April 24, 2018 View
    • Alex Hern, The Guardian, “Apple launched iPhone XS, XS Max and XR –as it happened” September 12, 2018 View
    • Apple,“A supply chain that empowers people and protects the planet” 2018 View
    • Renee Morad, Scientific American, “Recycling by design” December 20, 2017 View
    • Adele Peters, Fast Company, “Richard Branson has just launched a $3m prize for a better air conditioner” November 11, 2018 View
    • Global Cooling Prize View
    • Kirsi Sormunen and Kimmo Tiilikainen,The Guardian, “The circular economy enters the world stage, with Finland leading the way” June 6, 2018 View
    • Karmarama,“Brand Nirvana," 2018 View
    • Leonie Roderick, Marketing Week, “Unilever’s sustainable brands grow 50% faster than the rest of the business” May 18, 2017 View
    • Molly Fleming,Marketing Week, “Unilever’s sustainable brands now delivering 70% of its growth” May 10, 2018 View
    • Danielle Fowler, Harper’s Bazaar, “ASOS launches sustainable fashion training programme for its designers” June 30, 2018 View
    • Accenture, “The circular economy could unlock $4.5 trillion of economic growth, finds new book by Accenture” September 28, 2015 View
    • Images Waste Pie Chart. Credit: Making Oceans Plastic Free.Nike Flyknit. Credit: NIKE News.Paradise polluted by plastic. Credit: Dustan Woodhouse/Unsplash.California wildfire. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.Everlane ReNew. Credit: Everlane.
  • Data minimalism 3
    • N. Y. Armonk, IBM, “New survey finds deep consumer anxiety over data privacy and security” April 16, 2018 View
    • Dylan Bushell-Embling, Technology Decisions, “Most businesses failing to comply with GDPR” September 14, 2018 View
    • Michael Dill, AdWeek,“How brands are justifying an increased need for consumer data” April 16, 2018 View
    • Gina Clarke, Forbes, “How to use blockchain as a marketplace to sell your own data” September 17, 2018 View
    • Wibson.org View
    • OceonProtocol.org View
    • Behaviour.Exchange/en/ View
    • HealthWizz.com View
    • Greater Than Experience, “Designing for Trust: The Data Transparency Playbook” 2018 View
    • Katharine Schwab, Fast Company, “This is the most interesting UI design of the year so far” November 12, 2018 View
    • Zack Quaintance, Government Technology, “How New York City tells the story of its open data work” October 3, 2018 View
    • Natasha Lomas, TechCrunch, “Accenture wants to beat unfair AI with a professional toolkit” June 2018 View
    • Rob Haslingden, Experian, “16 weeks after Open Banking was brought to market” May 8, 2018 View
    • Images Augmented Mundanity OS. Credit:Nicole Marnati, Design Academy Eindhoven.Ocean Protocol. Credit: Ocean ProtocolHealth Wizz. Credit: Health Wizz.Wibson. Credit: Wibson in Hackernoon, a Medium publication.
  • Ahead of the curb 4
    • Leanna Garfield, Business Insider, “11 billion-dollar mega-project that will transform the world’s greatest cities by 2035” August 30, 2017 View
    • The Data Team,The Economist, “Bright lights, big cities” February 4, 2015 View
    • Reuters, “France to ban electric scooters from sidewalks” October 23, 2018 View
    • Angie Schmitt, StreetsBlog USA, “Study: Uber and Lyft are increasing traffic deaths” October 24, 2018 View
    • Andrew Winston, Harvard Business Review, “Inside UPS’ electric vehicle strategy” March 29, 2018 View
    • Mallory Locklear, Engadget,“Japan teams up with Uber, Airbus and 19 others on flying taxi plan” August 24, 2018 View
    • Christopher Marchant, Verdict, “Daimler’s Moovel opens marketplace for bundled mobility passes” September 19, 2018 View
    • Alex Hern, The Guardian, “Citymapper launches bus-taxi hybrid SmartRide in London” February 21, 2018 View
    • Nicole Jao, Technode,“Briefing: Hello TransTech is the newest player in China’s ride hailing industry” October 12, 2018LINK View
    • Yufan Zhou,AllTechAsia, “Here’s why Hellobike rebranded itself Hello TransTech” September 18, 2018 View
    • Jon Russell, TechCrunch, “Chinese bike-sharing pioneer Mobike sold to ambitious Meituan Dianping for $2/7bn” March 2018 View
    • Dennis Green, Business Insider, “Amazon and Nike are charting a course for the store of the future” October 8, 2018 View
    • Christopher Tan,Straits Times, “’Netflix of transport’ app to be available here next year” October 9, 2018 View
    • Kate Connolly, The Guardian, “Germany launches first autonomous tram in Potsdam” September 23, 2018 View
    • Nicole Kobie, Wired, “The UK has its first flying taxi but don’t expect any rides just yet," September 9, 2018 View
    • Ewan Roy, TradeReady, “Who’s knocking at your door? Analysing the future of last mile delivery” January 16, 23018 View
    • Lara Ewen, Retail Dive, “Solving for the last mile is retail’s next big disruption” February 27, 2018 View
    • Jiayang Fan, The New Yorker, “How ecommerce is transforming rural China” July 23, 2018 View
    • Sustainable Mobility for All View
    • Melissa Locker,Fast Company, “Muji just made a driverless shuttle bus, and it’s a minimalist wonder on wheels” October 31, 2018 View
    • Darrell Etherington, TechCrunch,“Uber debuts Movement, a new website offering access to its data” 2016 View
    • Tim Laseter, Andrew Tipping and Fred Duiven, Strategy+Business, “The rise of the last mile exchange” July 30, 2018 View
    • Images Bird. Credit: Sam Catanzaro/YoVenice! Mobike. Credit: Mobike.Airbus Vahana. Credit: Airbus.UPS electric vans. Credit: UPS.Nike Curb Service at Nike by Melrose. Credit: NIKE News.Siemens Combino. Credit: Siemens AG.Muji shuttle bus. Credit: Muji.
  • The inclusivity paradox 5
    • Nassim Nicholas Taleb,FooledByRandomness.com View
    • Timothy Martyn Hill, Significance,“Forecast error: are polls getting worse at predicting elections?” August 7, 2018 View
    • Kian Bakhtiari, World Economic Forum,“The danger of data: why the numbers never tell the full story” April 25, 2018 View
    • Rachel Courtland,Nature, “Bias detectives: the researchers striving to make algorithms fair” June 20, 2018 View
    • David Mattin, WARC, “Post-demographic consumerism” July 2015 View
    • Sammy Nickalls,AdWeek, “Why ‘transformists’are the demographic brands should be targeting” May 20, 2018 View
    • Elizabeth Segran, Fast Company, “Muslim fashion is a $254bn market –but big brands can’t crack it” April 26, 2018 View
    • Persado, “Say hello to AI that speaks you brand voice and tells your story” View
    • Aubrey Blanche, Medium, “Diversity fatigue is real: Atlassian’s State of Diversity Report 2018” April 4, 2018 View
    • Mindsetworks.com, “Dr Dweck’s discovery of fixed and growth mindsets have shaped our understanding of learning” View
    • Katie Richards, AdWeek, “HP furthers its commitment to diversity and inclusion with its latest LGBT-focused initiative” November 16, 2017 View
    • Fjord, “The Future of Mobility” View
    • TrendWatching.com, “Post-demographic imperatives” View
    • George Nott, Computer World, “Part of the brain that triggers ‘uncanny valley’ unease pinpointed” January 11, 2018 View
    • Adam Chasen, UX Design, “Inclusive design mindset” February 15, 2018 View
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  • Space odyssey 6
    • Uptin Saiidi, CNBC, “Inside Alibaba’s new kind of superstore” August 30, 2018 View
    • Katherine Schwab, Fast Company, “Nike’s huge new flagship looks like the future of retail” November 15, 2018 View
    • Emma Cosgrove, Retail Dive, “Think fast, think small: How Kohl’s rode the omnichannel wave” September 10, 2018 View
    • Alex Jones, Fjord, “Retail in an age of experience” July 10, 2018 View
    • WeWork, “WeWork acquires workplace software and analytics leader Teem” September 12, 2018 View
    • Herman Miller, “Place can be a powerful tool for achieving your goals” View
    • Nisha Ramchandani, Business Times, “CapitaLand joint-venture acquires Collective Works’ co-working business” October 4, 2018 View
    • Mark Bergen and Jennifer Surane, Bloomberg,“Google and Mastercard cut a secret ad deal to track retail sales” August 30, 2018 View
    • Matthew Boyle,Bloomberg, “Walmart and Target showcase retail’s ‘renaissance’” August 22, 2018 View
    • Amazon Day One blog, “Introducing Amazon 4-star” September 26, 2018 View
    • Images Hema Alibaba. Credit: Alizila, news from Alibaba group.Setu chairs with AGL table. Credit: Herman Miller.Herman Miller “Living office.” Credit: Herman Miller.Amazon 4-star. Credit: Associated Press/Mary Altaffer.Nike NY flagship store. Credit: NIKE News.WeWork. Credit: WeWork.New York City. Credit: Oskars Sylwan/Unsplash.
  • Synthetic realities 7
    • Kaylee Fagan, Business Insider, “A viral video that appeared to show Obama calling Trump a ‘dips---’ shows a disturbing new trend called ‘deepfakes’” April 17, 2018 View
    • Chris Welch, The Verge, “Google just gave a stunning demo of Assistant making an actual phone call” May 8, 2018 View
    • GitHub View
    • Mark Wilson, Fast Company, “MIT’s newtool erase anything (or anyone) from old photos” August 10, 2018 View
    • Adobe, “Cloak: remove unwanted objects from video” December 11, 2017 View
    • James Vincent, The Verge, “China’s state-run press agency has created an ‘AI anchor’ to read the news” November 8, 2018 View
    • James Vincent,The Verge, “US lawmakers say AI deepfakes ‘have the potential to disrupt every facet of our society’” September 14, 2018 View
    • Dave Gershgorn, Quartz,“A California law now means chatbots have to disclose they’re not human” October 3, 2018 View
    • Kyle Wiggers, Venture Beat,“Nvidia researchers develop AI system that generates synthetic scans of brain cancer” September 16, 2018 View
    • Erin Winick, MIT Technology Review, “Actors are digitally preserving themselves to continue their careers beyond thegrave” October 16, 2018 View
    • Harriet Walker, The Times,“Meet Lil Miquela, the Instagram star created by CGI” September 1, 2018 View
    • Crypton, “Who is Hatsune Miku?” View
    • Vua.ai View
    • Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, “This wild AI-generated film is the next step in ‘whole-movie puppetry’” June 11, 2018 View
    • Jordan Pearson, Motherboard, “An AI-generated artwork just sold for $432,500 at Christie’s” October 25, 2018 View
    • Happy Finish, “Baby Dove Aimee: an AI ‘Perfect Mum’” View
    • Angelique Chrisafis, The Guardian, “White students made to look black on US site for French college” September 13, 2018 View
    • Tim Nudd, AdWeek, “This blatant knock-off Diesel store on Canal Street is a real Diesel store in disguise” February 9, 2018 View
    • Jamie Kobielus of Info World, DigitalArts, “How generative Ai is changing art and design” December 22, 2017 View
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