For the first time the more established Trends Research University programs come together (Elisava 2008, and University of Lisbon) to exchange and share visions and methodologies around trends research and application. During this 5 days lab, you will develop a trend-analysis lab carried out in order to identify and apply trends in three main sectors: Social trends, industry  trends, and product trends.

According to Webster’s dictionary  interdependence is the state of being dependent upon one another: mutual dependence interdependence of the two nations’ economies.

It quotes:

” … a form of symbiosis, of close mutual interdependence of two species of organisms. “—Marston Bates

“… the deep psychological interdependence between ourselves and those we love.” —Judith A. Savage

Contemporary reality is based on complexity and speed. These relationships create permanent and temporary interdependencies among people, movements, trends and most political, cultural and economic forces. We are consciously experiencing The Butterfly Effect.

Plurality and diversity affect the notion of truth and the distribution of information and news, creating what the know today as Fake News or alternative truths, based on the plural perception and interpretation of facts and reality. Never before subjectivity has been as strong as today, making complexity even more confusing. No official version exists anymore.

The focus of this year´s lab is around Interdependencies and how trends are a mixture of political, economic and cultural factors that as a whole determine a very intricate set of relations and dependencies between businesses and many other aspects of modern life.This Lab will provide you the tools for analysing trends and planning them in future scenarios. It also supports the development of innovative entrepreneurial projects from students at the masters program in Advanced Design Management Strategy and Entrepreneurship from Elisava..

For the first time the more established Trends Research University programs come together (Elisava 2008, and University of Lisbon) to exchange and share visions and methodologies around trends research and application. During this 5 days lab, you will develop a trend-analysis lab carried out in order to identify and apply trends in three main sectors: Social trends, industry  trends, and product trends.

Our Guest Speakers and facilitators will be:

    • Nelson Pinheiro, Trends Observer & University of Lisbon
    • Jorge Rodriguez, DesignThinkers Group Spain – Elisava
    • Carla Montanè, MIDI Elisava
    • Francesca Tur, Tendencias.TV
    • Josep Monguet, MIDI Elisava  -UPC
    • Maya Ninova, MIDI Elisava
    • Juan Isaza, DDB Latina Miami


Day 1 Monday November 13th

17:00-19:00h: Discussion Panel Videostreamed, Jorge Rodriguez DesignThinkers Group Spain, Carla Montanè MIDI Elisava, Francesca Tur Tendencias.TV A brief introduction to the world and structure of trends

19:15- 20:00h Teams and Project Assignment

20:00 – 21:15h  Juan Isaza – Strategic Planning / Social Media Vice President at DDB Latina. Exploring and Working with trends at DDB

PART 2 > LEARNING BY DOING – Project Based Learning

Day 2 Tuesday November 14th:

  • 17: 00- 21:00h Out in the streets, information gathering and trendboarding.  Carla Montanè MIDI Elisava

Day 3 Wednesday November 15th:

17:00-19:00h Online Hunting Internet and social networks. Maya Ninova,

19:15-21:15h Collective Intelligence, Josep Maria Monguet

Day 4 Thursday November 16th

17:00- 18:00h Zeitgeist & Storytelling of products & services. Nelson Pinheiro Trends Observer, U Lisboa

18:00h -19:00h Trends Driven Innovation Teleconference by Henry Mason Trend watching

19:15- 21:15h Scenario Building, analysis and application of trends to specific exercises. Foresight, Forecast. Nelson Pinheiro Trends Observer, 

Day 5 Friday November 17th:

  • 17:00- 19.00h Trends Driven  Innovation Proposal. Opportunities Scenario Creation Nelson Pinheiro Trends Observer, Els Dragt Fontys College.
  • 19.30 – 21:00h  presentation of an Innovation proposals based on trends. Nelson Pinheiro Trends Observer.

Trends + Concepts = Products in Saudi Arabia

Working with Saudi professional women from fields such as Marketing, Architecture, IT, Engineering, Consulting, Design and fashion has been and amazing experience apart from a great challenge. Women in the middle east are a strong professional power developing themselves in all industries and fields, becoming incredible and resilient entrepreneurs with many resources at hand. from online consultants to magazine editors they are everywhere with great ideas and incredible commitment.

In these professional sessions AlgoBueno joined Creative Dialog Association who with the support of Tashkeil and the British Council brought the Design Road Project to Jeddah. Our participation was centered in workshops and assessments to professional women developing skills for their business. More about the program and workshops can be found at the work-site 

Here some additional images of the sessions.

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Urban Picnic tiene nueva cara

urbanpicnicNuestro lifestyle blog en Facebook tiene nueva cara.

Urban Picnic es un espacio donde desde 2009 los temas e inquietudes de la vida urbana se comparten y comentan con humor y desenfado. tendencias, consumo, nutricion, vida sana, actualidad, cultura, media, diseño e ideas para hacer nuestra vida diaria un poco mejor y más interesante. Multiples puntos de vista y datos asombrosos nos acompañan cada dia gracias a la colaboracion de los miebros y a la increible creatividad de las ciudades que nos proporcionan cada dia más oportunidades para expandir nuestra vida.

para verlo y comentar  Urban Picnic: Life as a Sunday

Avances del Proyecto Cultura en Derechos Humanos desde la Innovación Social

invitacion204De Marzo 4 al 8 avanzaremos en la serie de talleres del proyecto con una sesión Denominada Investigación Empática y CoCreación centrada en ofrecer una visión y múltiples herramientas acerca del trabajo visto a tarvé de la empatía y como aplicarla a la realización de proyectos y al diseño de productos y servicios de impacto social. Adicionalmente introduciremos el tema de Análisis e identificación de tendencias sociales, que ayudaran a los participantes a entender los cambios y fluctuaciones del panorama actual y la influencia de múltiples factores en las transformaciones del sector. paralelamente y con cada una de las organizaciones desarrollaremos sesiones de asesoramiento que ayudarán a centrar las herramientas en aplicaciones directas a cada proyecto en específico y la perspectiva que cada grupo de trabajo le puede aportar.

Un nuevo reto y un nuevo avance en la tarea de contribuir a que los derechos humanos tengan una nueva dimensión en la vida diaria de las personas a través de las herramientas de innovación que vamos aportando en cada sesión.

Summer Trends Lab


En el marco del Máster en Investigación para el Diseño y la Innovación de ELISAVA desarrollaremos un laboratorio de análisis de tendencias dirigido identificar y aplicar trends  e insights en tres sectores principales: tendencias sociales,  tendencias de producto y tendencias de moda.

El curso aporta herramientas de análisis y proyección de tendencias en escenarios de futuro y apoya el desarrollo de proyectos innovadores en el ámbito de la empresa. Esta colaboración es la primera de varias actividades que vendremos realizando durante el año con diferentes instituciones y centros en Barcelona.

Para mas informacion e inscripciones en este Lab

Oreo Creativity – participatory marketing on the rise

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We all know the surprising images Oreo has been bringing to the public attention in the last couple of years. A shift in the way they are creating contents, concepts and distribution of ideas is making a change for this product, that now has a huge growth and expansion in the minds and daily life of people. And that seems to be the key for products and services in the near future. Being able to enter people’s lives in a more one-to-one way. Do not sell me the cookie, do not tell me what to do with it; just give people ideas and freedom and they will show you a thousand wonders. This is the collective creativity is working now. Opening the doors to fun ways to play and innovate, bring our daily vane products to a whole different level and also directly into our hearts. So how about playing together more games and letting collective creativity show new faces for more products? Which will be the next brand and the next level?

Benetton adopta la Estética de la Protesta en su Campaña 2012/13


Uno de los temas de investigación abordados el año pasado por el equipo de AlgoBueno se va viendo reflejado como tendencia en el lenguaje de comunicación de múltiples marcas de diferentes sectores.

Más info sobre Estética de la Protesta