Closing up this months´theme: Digital Times, DANISH™ hereby supply you with the last digital treat: A Digital overview on Danish design that hopefully feels like “goodies”.
Meet SCAUT. An interdisciplinary research and development project based in Denmark, SCAUT is short for Self-, Collaborative- and AUTo-detection of signs and symptoms of deterioration with a special focus on patients with implanted cardiac devices.
The purpose of the SCAUT platform is to improve communication through a participatory design process, where patients and health professionals as well as relatives can interact, thus changing healthcare from being reactive to proactive.
The SCAUT project won a Danish Design Award 2018 in the Visionary Concepts category.
Too Good To Go
Most people can agree on the fact that too much good food goes to waste every day. With the app “Too Good To Go” you can save money, eat well and prevent food waste. Clever, right?
The app connects restaurants, bakeries and other food stores with hungry smartphone owners. Through a customer-friendly interface, it’s easy to locate nearby food stores with left-over products you can buy at a reduced price. So far more than half a million meals have been saved! A win–win situation for both parts.
Too Good To Go operates in six European countries and plans to expand further in the future.
Enhancing the interaction between employees is what the Danish digital design agency Spring/Summer does with their working tool “The Involver”.
At first sight, The Involver is actually quite an analogue approach compared to new methods. Consisting of physical cards, each representing a part in a project’s process, Spring/Summer aims to interact with clients and developers throughout the entire project process to ensure the best possible result.
Pelle Martin, CEO at Spring/Summer, says the following about The Involver: ”We spend so much time in front of a screen that we wanted The Involver to not only make us interact better for the benefit of a project but also to enhance our sense of community and collaboration.”
You can read the whole story about The Involver here
When watching an animated movie, would you consider it design? It would probably not be your first thought, but nonetheless animation is indeed digital design.
Several educational institutions around the world offer courses in animation, as well as in visual effects and with similar digital tools that can create amazing imaginary worlds for us to dive into and to help us forget all about time and place.
One of the Danish companies at the forefront of this is Artwoork, who use a clever design process to develop playful and childish animations. Want to read the full story?
Who wouldn’t like to build their own LEGO fish in real bricks, scan it and then find it in an enormous digital aquarium? Yes, that is actually possible at the new LEGO House designed by the Bjarke Ingles Group. The interactive play house is divided into four experience zones, each designed to challenge different competencies. And when you’re done creating your brick masterpieces, you can capture all the cool moments on your wristband and bring it all back to life on your LEGO House app when you get back home.
So, to make a long story short; you can make LEGO bricks come to life with digital play!
Go More is Denmark’s most popular platform for carpooling. It was established in 2005 by two Danish students and has grown rapidly since then. Using Go More is pretty easy. First you create a profile, next you choose whether you are looking for a ride, have spare seats for your next trip or want to rent out your car to someone else. You can also add preferences and details, like if it’s a non-smoking car, if people can bring pets or if you prefer a ride free from small talk, and as a driver you set the price for the ride.
It all goes through the digital platform, which is designed for both web and smartphones, and like every other similar platform, it’s possible to rate your experience afterwards. Carpooling is now so much easier with Go More.
If you’re the one who always pays the bill after dining with your friends, you will love this app. Instead of cashing in coins and bills, why not let you friends swipe you the money? In 2013, Danske Bank launched “Mobilepay”: an app that is connected to you credit card as well as your phone number and that makes it easy and quick to transfer money. It started out as an app for transfers between private individuals, but the demand for this service has been so high among the Danish population that you can now use it in supermarkets, shops and even to pay your bills!
Forget all about cash and get ready to swipe your money.