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On Canvas8 Hyperawareness of Health

LEADERS 03/02/2010

FOCUS 14/09/2010

Design thinking and the healthy society

4Food

As debate rages around US healthcare reform, Sara Diamond examines the role of the design, technology and creative industries in creating a society of user-centric healthcare and individual wellbeing.

4Food is a chain of healthy, natural and customisable fast-food restaurants. New Yorkers can fully customise their (locally-sourced) burger online, or using the iPad menus, and promote it via social networks in exchange for discounts.

LEADERS 28/04/2009

FOCUS 08/09/2010

Data are beautiful things

CureTogether

From social networks to art galleries, data visualisations are everywhere. Sara Diamond evaluates the importance of these intuitive, uniquely human interpretations of complexity and their cultural and business benefits.

CureTogether.com is a website that allows users to keep track of their health. The free service matches people with similar symptoms and conditions, allowing them to interact anonymously.

REPORT 08/06/2010

REPORT 17/09/2010

More than mirrors: identity, beauty and changing cosmetics retail

Technology, community and self-diagnosis

Beauty regimes and perceptions of the self are more than an effect of straightforward image consumption. We explore how retail environments have evolved to fit the consumer desire for a more holistic, scientific beauty experience.

Individuals are now able to monitor every aspect of their physical and mental health. Sleeping, eating, exercise and social activities can be analysed in real time and shared with a like-minded community. But what does this mean for brands?

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Canvas8's keeping TABS (September 2010)  

TABS is a biannual report produced by Canvas8. TABS is an acronym of Trends, Anthropology, Behaviour and Strategy - the four components nece...

Canvas8's keeping TABS (September 2010)  

TABS is a biannual report produced by Canvas8. TABS is an acronym of Trends, Anthropology, Behaviour and Strategy - the four components nece...

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