Walkabout

Walkabout

A city reveals itself to Pico Iyer and Teddy Cruz.

Those Flying Machines

Those Flying Machines

Drones that enhance our lifestyle, by frog.

Future Green

Future Green

Setting an agenda for environmental issues in the 21st-century.

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Smart Citizens
Data in the City

Smart Citizens

Data is the fuel of the future city—changing the landscape in which we live, work and play.

Exploring Mobile Meaning
Mobile

Exploring Mobile Meaning

The evolution of computing offers new opportunities to create human-centered products and experiences. .

Will Mobile Break The Bank?
Mobile

Will Mobile Break The Bank?

Three predictions for financial services innovation that go beyond the mobile-wallet zeitgeist.

Enterprise UX
Point of View

Enterprise UX

How can we transform enterprise user experience to be more mobile, flexible, and responsive?

Retail Innovation in China
Retail

Retail Innovation in China

Five critical opportunities for retailers to embrace China’s changing digital landscape.

Healthcare Needs Innovation Now
Healthcare

Healthcare Needs Innovation Now

New developments in connectivity and monitoring are shifting an industry traditionally defined by incremental change.

What is Today’s  Definition of “Happy”?
Trends

What is Today’s Definition of “Happy”?

What does CCTV's annual survey of happiness in China really tell us?

Meet the Happiest  Person in China: Mr. Li
Happiness

Meet the Happiest Person in China: Mr. Li

A study of happiness at the individual level.

3 Questions for Keith Chen, professor, Yale School of Management
Interview

3 Questions for Keith Chen, professor, Yale School of Management

Studying intersection of economics, linguistics, and psychology

A New Wave of Travelers
Travel

A New Wave of Travelers

Emerging trends in China's booming travel industry.

Future Urban
Cities

Future Urban

The Experience of the Chinese Metropolis

3 Questions for Wim Elfrink, CGO, Cisco
Cities

3 Questions for Wim Elfrink, CGO, Cisco

Discussing the future of China's cities.

The Three Migrations of Today's Chinese
Demographics

The Three Migrations of Today's Chinese

Migration patterns are in constant flux in the most populous country on the planet. The movement of millions each year is evolving the face of modern China.

A Nation of Makers
Creative Entrepreneur

A Nation of Makers

The idiosyncratic process of being a creative entrepreneur in China.

IKEA Reimagined
Retail

IKEA Reimagined

Chinese Ikea stores are much more than stores.

8 Hours
Visualization

8 Hours

What if the world reframed how we understand “piracy” in China?

Building Brands in China
Branding

Building Brands in China

Companies must create competitive advantages to establish themselves in China and ensure their brand’s success on a global level.

The Power of Connectedness
Social Media

The Power of Connectedness

How social media usage among China’s digital natives is evolving.

Three Questions for John Kao, Author of Innovation Nation
Innovation Strategy

Three Questions for John Kao, Author of Innovation Nation

Thoughts on China’s influence on global innovation.

Will We Ever See Another Four Great Inventions from China?
Innovation Strategy

Will We Ever See Another Four Great Inventions from China?

Examining Chinese innovation from the consumers’ point-of-view.

3 Questions for David Shi Cheng Zhao, CEO, Shangpin
Retail

3 Questions for David Shi Cheng Zhao, CEO, Shangpin

A startup targets China’s new luxury shoppers.

Archetypical Innovation
Innovation Strategy

Archetypical Innovation

Lessons from China on how global innovation should work.

Shanzhai’s Role in Innovation Strategy
Shanzhai Innovation

Shanzhai’s Role in Innovation Strategy

What can the world learn from Chinese-style “copycat” culture?

Everyday China Designs
Photoessay

Everyday China Designs

10 Chinese objects that foreigners can’t yet access or appreciate.

How We Live
Visualization

How We Live

A snapshot of family and home life from the Little Emperor Survey.