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FuturistU > Lifestyle > Cracking the Leisure Code > Module 4 / 4

Leisure Through Multisensation

Instructor: Courtney Scharf
Experiential Entertainment
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In our last module, you’ll learn about the role that technologies like augmented and virtual reality entertainment are playing in shaping the future of this industry. This module puts a particular emphasis on the desire for consumers to feel immersed, and the constant need to escape by way of technology.


By deepening your understanding of the psychology at work here and diving into best-in-class immersive technologies and experiences, you’ll get a well-rounded look at what is driving some of the most successful companies in entertainment technology.
Related Trend Report: Experiential Entertainment
Workshop Question:
What are three parts of your brand experience that could be more engaging?
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Soothing Activation
Installations and pop-up experiences prioritize calming designs
Trend - Brands and artists are creating installations that evoke a sense of calm. These are typically placed in urban environments where stress and activity tend to be the norm. The installations focus on experience over sales and connect due to their ability to offer urban consumers an escape from their day-to-day.
Workshop Question - Conceptualize a mood-focused installation based on your brand identity.
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Multisensory Sport
High-tech multimedia elements are added to sport activities for enhancement
Trend - As technology continues to elevate various products and services, we’re seeing it evolve within categories like sports. More than just mobile applications, those in the sports field are utilizing augmented reality, analytical information, and voice assistance to elevate equipment, as well as the athletic activity itself.
Workshop Question - Think of your most traditional service or product. How could you elevate that with the use of multimedia technology?
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Insights by Trend Hunter AI

AI Discovery
Map applications are being upgraded with artificial intelligence-powered features
Trend - Map application developers are integrating artificial intelligence-powered features into their apps. These features improve the user's ability to locate themselves without a signal, identify nearby points of interest, and quickly access relevant data, such as weather.
Workshop Question - How can your brand leverage artificial intelligence to enhance the features and functionalities of your products or services?
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Digital Stay
Hotel brands use digital immersions to elevate guest experience
Trend - Hotels are increasingly incorporating digital experiences to elevate guest stays,. Brands are offering experiences like AR dining, themed in-room voice assistants, contactless service and personalized playlists for guests' stays.
Workshop Question - What digital experiences could your brand integrate into its customer journey?
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Mobile Scanner
Brands are creating applications that can scan items into 3D assets
Trend - 3D scanner apps capture and generate three-dimensional models of real-world objects or environments. These apps transform physical objects into digital 3D assets that can be used in various applications and industries, including augmented reality, virtual reality, design, gaming, and health.
Workshop Question - How can your brand make its product/service accessible and affordable for consumers?
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Everyday Web3
Web3 is integrated into everyday routines
Trend - Though the introduction to Web3 has had a shaky start, it's adoption in everyday routines and business practices is showcasing the real impact of the decentralized web. Customer service, online shopping, and even health care are enhanced by Web3 services when they're seamlessly integrated.
Workshop Question - How could your brand make new tech more digestible for its customers?
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Sports Metaverse
Sports brands are launching web3 experiences for community engagement
Trend - Sports brands are entering the metaverse with web3 experiences such as virtual reality (VR) worlds, collectible NFTs, and online events. These services deepen community involvement in sports, providing a convenient and accessible way for fans to connect with athletes and each other.
Workshop Question - How could your industry make its customers feel more involved?
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AR Vehicle
Automakers are equipping car dashboard with augmented reality displays for safety
Trend - Automakers are partnering with software companies to add conceptual augmented reality features to windshields. These offer key information to the driver without taking their eyes off the road. The overlays showcase data such as current speed, remaining fuel, and route navigation assistance.
Workshop Question - What augmented reality features could improve your product or industry?
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Digital Twin
Companies are using digital twins to test virtual counterparts of their products
Trend - Numerous companies, especially those in the automotive, engineering, and architecture space, are using IoT and VR-based systems to create precise digital representations of their products and systems. These lifelike models are then tested virtually as a way to guide product development.
Workshop Question - How could your company save costs on product development by implementing digital twin technology?
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In-Car XR
Auto brands are reimagining the in-car experience with VR & AR-enabled infotainment
Trend - Automative brands are leveraging augmented reality, virtual reality, and IoT technologies to launch new immersive infotainment systems. These systems' applications range from holographic navigation tools and digitized windshields to in-car VR games for passengers.
Workshop Question - How could your brand better meet consumers' expectations for digitally integrated experiences?
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Musical Bottle
Augmented reality scans on beverage bottles and packaging offer musical experiences
Trend - Brands using AR elements on product packaging is a popular way to offer product information and even game-based interactions, and now beverage brands are using this technology to create musical experiences with their products.
Workshop Question - How could your brand seamlessly integrate interactive elements into its product experience?
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