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RFID doesn’t just stand for “Really Fresh Ice-cream’s Delicious” - it’s also the commonly used acronym for Radio Frequency IDentification. At Izzy’s Ice Cream, both interpretations of RFID are equally important. While technology may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about your neighborhood ice cream shop, Jeff Sommers and Lara Hammel, the owners of Izzy’s Ice Cream, might soon change that. Izzy’s Ice Cream produces...

Fortune 500 sponsorships. Sold out stadiums. Tens of millions of global viewers. This is the world of eSports and it’s expanding at an astounding rate. While video games have been around for decades, competitive gaming at this scale is new. Increased connectivity and the emergence of free web-based games have propelled participation and cooperative play to unparalleled heights. This increase in participation is impressive but not entirely surprising. While past generations of...

What can digital signage do that print cannot? Digital signage is inherently more dynamic than its print equivalent but when coupled with an immediate call to action and a custom build, digital signage can become an immersive and memorable experience. Invite interaction   .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;...

With over 15 years in the retail design business, I field one question frequently: “Is it slowing down?” The askers almost always mention that EVERYTHING is AVAILABLE ONLINE. They, and you, might be surprised when I say that, fortunately, I still have a place in the industry and that I am still very busy. I work for a design and build company, which has experienced growth since the 2008 woes....

  Visiting healthcare facilities with generic, sterile, fluorescently lit environments can provide a less than comfortable experience for patients and visitors. Retail stores, hotels, corporate headquarters and almost every other commercial space make substantial investments in architecture and interior design to ensure that your experience creates a lasting positive association with their brand. Hospitals, largely private enterprises in America, must strive for these standards in addition to facing the added onus...

by Gretta Fry   You and I, we are going on a trip! We will plan it out: rental car—a convertible. A hotel near the beach, check! And day trip adventures. We got this! You have each minute planned precisely and I fly by the seat of my pants, both of us with our eager anticipation. The trip begins with busy monitors to confirm it’s all on time. The glowing kiosk beams the...