New Interfaces Bring Inspiration
for In-person Interactive Experiences
A technology revolution is pushing us into spaces and, soon, into a world without screens.
Accelerated by the rapid return to in-person events and our continued exploration of the future of experiences , including what’s next for virtual events , we see the return of trends driven by advancements in technology.
Some technology-driven trends are reemerging, like the power of sensory branding , the potential of smart surfaces , and the allure of social wearables . While other trends are rebooting, like facial recognition, which is now under fire in a world of changing data privacy approaches and hindered by new evidence that AI-driven monitoring of facial expressions cannot actually reveal a person’s emotions .
Now, as we move into the unimagined next, we are finding inspiration for the next generation of trends, so get ready to open some new tabs as we dig in more.
On the Go Convenience—At the Event
Driven by their rise in retail, the increased availability of cashless technologies is coming to events and is being provided by more venues . While, even as social distancing realities transform, event professionals continue using new tools for anonymous real-time density tracking , providing pre-event seat selectors , and enabling to-seat delivery of food and beverages .
The rise of robots is gaining steam as they are built to help us in new ways, including carrying our luggage at airports, being our butlers at hotels, cooking , and then serving our food at restaurants, and entertaining us during the Tokyo Olympics.
Of course, one […]