Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with over 500,000 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 900 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 298,044 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 900 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join over 250,000 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Dashboard
Get special access to premium content, topic tracking and customizable tools through our AI-powered Dashboard.
AI + Human Methodology
Learn how Trend Hunter harnesses the power of artificial intelligence.
Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
eLearning (NEW)
Prepare for the year's ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our FREE Virtual events.
Free Webinars
During COVID-19, learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 395,611 cutting edge ideas.

Two-in-One: Enhancing Product Design With Adaptable Features

Michael Hemsworth
March 25th, 2013

Related Trend Reports

Art & Design, Babies, Design, Furniture, Shoes, Youth
When it comes to design, two is almost always better than one, which is why enhancing product design by making a creation dual-purpose can help attract potential customers and promote lasting quality. We live in a world that is constantly changing and consumers are on a consistent hunt for products that will outlast others. As such, products that can adapt to a changing environment are gaining market share for having the ability to stand the test of time.

Children’s furniture is a multi-million dollar industry that caters to new parents and large families. However, a resonating shift is taking place in the market as more and more consumers are looking for products that will grow with a child instead of lasting only a short while. This is discussed in Trend Hunter’s PRO Trend Kidaptive Design, which dives deep into the kinds of products that will safely last a little one for many years to come.

The GRO Furniture Modular Crib boasts a design aesthetic that will surely please discerning parents because it effortlessly evolves with a child. Starting off as a baby bed, the Modular Crib is then easily transformed into an in-between bed, then small day bed and finally a desk: four uses in one clever design. The product’s design was enhanced with only a few minor adjustments that included adding slats on the side for easily changing the level of the sleeping or work surface and continually reusing parts instead of brushing them off as useless refuse.

The process of enhancing a product’s design aesthetic is tricky, but Trend Hunter’s Design Trend Report identifies the key ideas at work within the market that can help incite innovation during development.