Thanks for visiting our brand spanking new website. This is a work in progress, an experiment without a version number. Things will change and evolve over time once we figure out what we want to do with this thing. One thing’s for sure—calling this a beta would be just lazy. We don’t wanna be like that, do we? "
"I'm coming back to our discussion last time about the reference rights to the project. When I asked for this, and you asked in return, what is the benefit for you, I couldn't yet answer properly. Now after giving it a careful consideration, I think it would be a good idea. Let me explain."
From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com Subject: Reference rights —- Hello, I’m happy to see that your service that we worked on together seems to be such a success! Please let us know, if there are any tweaks that you’d still need us to do. I’m coming back to our discussion last time about the reference rights [...]
To keep up with the tradition started last year, here's ten things we see meaningful in the year 2012. This time we've devided them into three overarching themes which will form their own interplay in the grand scheme of things. Enjoy, and do join the conversation at the comments below.
THEME 1: Mobile Previously, we proposed year 2011 being the year of the mobile. It’s happening, albeit not quite as fast as we expected mostly due bad economy. Here is our take on 2012, divided into three themes —larger contexts, if you wish— we see as the most dominant catalysts for the change for the [...]
It must be the spring— Nordkapp is growing quite steadily these days. Here's a brief introduction to some of our newest designers;
First, from behalf of everyone at Nordkapp I’d like to welcome our newest addition Jukka Koops. As it seems to happen quite often nowadays, he’s switching industries back to design after a stint in marketing communications at Finnish advertising agency Kirnauskis 2.0. But there’s more than that— he’s a recording artist, has a history in [...]
Winter holidays, urban informatics, business design.
It’s Monday morning 8 am, and I’m all alone. Don’t worry, they will be here. It’s just that Monday mornings start slightly slower. Matti, Teppo and Ilkka will be having a well deserved holiday this week. Therefore, you have a new weeknote reporter this time. February was an astonishing month for Nordkapp. We were super [...]
WP7 cooperation call, #Cocities conference, urban screens, startup help.
Damn! Weeks just fly by hen you’re having fun / quite a lot of work to do. A quick recap of last 2 weeks follows. Internal education and projects Kate presented us her urban screens research. She managed to combine our old research with her new research and insights. Great stuff and very educational too. [...]
Working abroad, London Crossrail, Turku & our new talent in urban screens.
Recent work Super busy week behind us again. For example, a team went to Germany to workshop, iterate and research a project in the beginning of the week and delivered first proper design later on in the same week. This project continues through the spring so we are progressing very nicely already. The initial design [...]
Thinking out loud about design getting cluttered with methodologies and dogmas trying to overexplain each other. Why can't we just get along?
During the past decade, the design industry has gone through a tremendous change. First the Internet changed everything, while making parts of the industry obsolete, and then design became the golden boy of business world and vice versa. The change in the environments where the craft was applied, and not to mention the evolution of [...]
RFID here and NFC there, switching to English.
We had another on-site workshop in the RFID/NFC project. It was fun and the crowd was engaged. This time we already had the information architecture and UI drawn out which once again was needed to make the end users visualize what’s really going on. It seemed that they were already using the system in their [...]
Life in a design consultancy, turn of the year blog posts and what's on desk.
Howdy ho! It’s 2011 and the weeknotes are back. It’s been a blasting January so far with limited time to write. But now it’s time to see what’s happened since last year and what we are working on in the beginning of 2011. Blog Posts In the final moments of 2010 two important blog posts [...]
As we're only a few hours away from leaving the first decade of 00's behind, the predictions for the following year are all over the internet already. Following last year's predictions, here's some things to expect in the year 2011.
UPDATE: now including also the missing fifth piece. Thanks for our reader @sebastianwaters for pointing this out. 1. Connected, wearable electronics hit mainstream On wearable electronics Nike+ was just the beginning. For example, see Mutewatch, Analarm or MMNML‘s incredibly successful Kickstarter project turning iPod Nanos into multitouch wristwatches. The next step is someone making these [...]