How COVID-19 has pushed companies over the technology tipping point

McKinsey Global Survey of executives:  In just a few months’ time, the COVID-19 crisis has speeded the adoption of digital technologies and digitalization of customer interactions by several years. Companies that have executed successful responses to the crisis report a range of technology capabilities that others don’t. Read more. Photo by Farzad Nazifi on Unsplash

StayTheF***Home Desk

The Danish furniture startup Stykka designed an easy-to-assemble desk made from certified recycled cardboard. After Denmark announced a national lock-down, some of the team at Stykka realised they didn’t have enough desk space to work from home. So, they designed a desk in just 24 hours, using only a laser cutter, cardboard and zip ties. […]

Aeroplane seats designed to protect from coronavirus

Italian aircraft design firm, Avio Interiors, has released two new seat concepts that are designed to reduce the spread of germs and could act as a permanent solution with flying after COVID-19.   Discover.

Post-Corona Cities

Crises have always led to a redefinition of cities. What could that redefinition post-Corona look like? GDI researcher Marta Kwiatkowski identifies six trends that will shape the post-Corona metropolises. Trends like “Safe Mobility”, “Fluid Public Spaces”, “Beyond Urban Farming”… Read more. Photo by chuttersnap on Unsplash

Our Former Work Lives a Thing of the Past?

Among other insights the current Dynata Report reveals that most people prefer to continue to work from home in the future at least some of the time.   Read full report. Photo by  Jan Baborák on Unsplash

First Virtual Mall

Whakatane Mall, NEW ZEALAND – a virtual mall featuring local and regional businesses to allow people to shop while maintaining social distancing. Even after Corona virtual malls like this may well continue to provide a new way to shop locally. Disover it. Visual on Unsplash.

Future Skills – Scenarios 2050 from Swiss Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute

While for decades we expected more prosperity, progress and freedom, the era of linear development seems to finally be over. This GDI study outlines four different scenarios for the year 2050 and identifies the skills needed for these futures. For each of these scenarios the study identifies the abilities and characteristics it will take to survive […]

Parc de la distance

What would a park look like if it takes the rules of social distancing as a design guideline? Austria-based Studio Precht designed a parc for outdoor social distancing. Read more Photo by Victor Garcia from Unsplashed

Sustainability lessons from the pandemic

The Center for Sustainable Business of the University of Pittsburgh launched an inspiring podcast. Weekly interviews with international industry managers, academic experts, government officials and civil society leaders unfold a global perspective on how we can make our world more equitable and sustainable in times of Covid19 pandamic. read more Photo by Ev on Unsplash

The psychology that drives our behaviour in COVID times

Psychology

The German research institute rheingold is giving us a regular dive into the psychology behind our behaviour. So far we are still waiting for a more detailed approach on consumption. Read more (in German) Photo by Carl Cervantes on Unsplash