For those suffering from hearing loss, everyday tasks around the house can present significant challenges, with many devices — from doorbells to microwaves — relying on sound alerts. To craft a people-oriented solution, our multidisciplinary team joined forces with the founders of IntendiMe, a new startup providing accessibility through an intertwined ecosystem of products including sensors, a smartwatch and an app. Applied directly to any sound source and connected via an integrated system, the sensors send alert notifications to a wearable smart device with extensive options and an intuitive interface.
Our challenge was to design a health device that didn’t look like one. KitMe’s simple, elegant forms reference the latest smart wearables and adapt to many users, situations, and homes, becoming a part of everyday life.
Product Design Director
The sensors are configured through the app. Every time the source makes a sound, the smart watch vibrates with a text notification.
The system was developed not only for deaf people but together with them, in a constant dialogue, listening to their needs.
An integrated ecosystem of sensors, a smart device and an app that adapts to different users, situations and environments.
Bringing brand experiences to life in the realm of retail
As part of the redesign for the overall retail concept of Blue Lagoon Iceland, we updated the flagship store located in Grindavík, to embody the Blue Lagoon brand. Physically translating the company’s core values and identity, the retail space now welcomes visitors with a full-fledged omnichannel brand experience.
Setting up an energy bundle proposition for trusted digital experiences
We teamed up with EON, the leading European energy provider, who wanted to improve their value propositioning, and the way they were positioning themselves on an aggressive market to generate leads and build relationships with customers. In less than 3 months, we defined a bundle proposal, designed it, tested it with users and brought it to market. By accelerating the process and aligning the various stakeholders we built a customer excellence mindset internally, helping EON improve the way they manage innovation inside the company.
For our latest collaboration with Vimar, our team of product designers introduced the Elvox Voxie line of intercoms flaunting minimalist silhouettes, ergonomic controls and an elegant matt white finish. With an essential and geometric aesthetic, the final result lends itself to any situation, whether retrofitting an older building, detailing a new one, or even modernizing the office. Facilitating a simple and straightforward installation, Voxie was made to update or renovate existing systems with ease, eliminating the need for new junction boxes with a direct application on the wall or flush-mounted box.
As part of over three decades of partnering with the global technology leader ABB, we defined the design strategy for the award-winning ABB Emax 2. Compared to other switches on the market at the time, the attention to its design – both in terms of ease of use for the users of the product, and when it comes to applying design to build a brand in the sector – sets ABB Emax series apart from the rest, having made it a benchmark for the entire sector.
Shaping the future of electric transportation grid
Partnering with ABB to tackle the new product category of charging units for electric vehicles, we started with an extensive research, then created a modular system for the charging units for public spaces and for domestic use. The domestic collection is made from injection mold plastic, while the line for public use is made from vandal-proof materials, with a form language that further discourages graffiti. Our CMF lab also explored possibilities for personalization, so different car producers can serve their clients with personalized charging units.
As part of a long partnership of innovation and brand guardianship in oral care, we partnered with Unilever to create Vertical Sensitive.
With it, we set out to design a toothbrush that simply and intuitively facilitates the correct brushing motion. The design of the Vertical Expert handle with its cylindrical 360° radial grip zone prompts the user to rotate the toothbrush between their fingers, facilitating the vertical toothbrush motion recommended by dentists. The bristles and the head design complete the impact.