People Interact

Blog about people-centered design by Lisa Chow and Sandra Sajonas.

Music for the Mood, Digital Stamps, Vending Machines and More

I got the trend watching briefing “Innovation Extravaganza” in my inbox last month and finally got a chance to look at it after SLA. It features over 30 innovations arranged by 14 trends/categories ranging from happiness to embedded stories.

Here are a few that I found interesting:

  • In the mood for a certain kind of music? Moodagent analyzes and profiles a user’s music collection and then creates playlists to suit their mood.
  • With emails, text messages and instant messages all around us, it’s nice to send a message via snail mail, but chances are you probably don’t have stamps. The Denmark Post now has digital stamps that you can buy via text message and a code is sent to you which then can be written on the envelope.
  • Wonder about the “who, what, when and where” of a donated item? RememberMe allows people to attach stories to donated items using RFID tags.
  • Get or send something different in the mail. Not Another Bill sends a surprise gift every month.
  • Speaking of vending machines in the last post, you can now buy a soda for a friend from a Social Vending Machine and your friend can redeem the drink with the SMS code at participating machines.
Check out the rest here. Which ones caught your attention?

One response to “Music for the Mood, Digital Stamps, Vending Machines and More

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