Global Trends 2020

IKEA have created a series of fort designs for children in lockdown

In synergy with their flat pack brand, IKEA have created playful fort designs for children in lockdown.

Source: https://www.dezeen.com/2020/05/15/ikea-forts-children-lockdown-coronavirus/#:~:text=Furniture%20company%20IKEA%20has%20designed,entertain%20children%20in%20coronavirus%20lockdown.&text=The%20six%20forts%20take%20the,C%C3%A5ve%2C%20C%C3%A5mping%20tent%20and%20H%C3%B6use.

Nasa develop a necklace that warns wearers not to touch their face

Post-Coronavirus, many people are consciously trying to touch their face less – but finding it hard to break an unconscious habit. NASA have developed a necklace that vibrates when wearers go to touch their face, nudging them away from the unhygienic behaviour

 

Source: https://eu.usatoday.com/story/tech/2020/06/29/dont-touch-your-face-nasa-developed-necklace-remind-you/3277469001/

Airplanes consider how to accommodate passengers after COVID-19: empty seats, hygeine screens and reversing seats all options

Corona virus has meant that the interior of planes will need to be completely re-imagined when flights start to return to normality. The days of cramped rows in economy could be over, with some airlines suggesting flying with empty seats to separate passengers. Others are coming up with more inventive solutions, which range from introducing hygiene screens and include changing the seating formation.

Sources: https://www.yankodesign.com/2020/04/23/aviointeriors-proposes-plastic-barrier-to-allow-safe-flying/

https://simpleflying.com/economy-glass-hygiene-screens/