Design Weekend – Be Lean, Be Good
Design weekend is a hands-on seminar on lean-UX and design thinking.
Design weekend is a hands-on seminar on lean-UX and design thinking.
Early this month we gathered Futurice designers across Europe to spend one day dedicated entirely to what brought us together in the first pl…
In the context of IoT, You need to do various types of design, from industrial product design to service and business design. All of these factors have their impact to the total UX and the task of designing in this context may feel quite overwhelming. To make it a little easier, I have gathered my list of the 7 most important design principles.
To make the most of this role you are a professional with 15+ years of experience in design, or a closely related field. You may even have transitioned from the role of a designer to that of a strategist, analyst or advisor (and maybe back again). The fact that you love problems and view design as a problem solving tool is a given, as is the fact that your work is people-driven above all.
The learnings and thoughts on design and software development, inspired by the 7th Beyond Tellerrand conference.
Design Thinking has for years been a regular feature at countless conferences. It has been referenced in even more articles and books. Corporate employees have gone through days and days of training in the discipline – everyone from R&D and IT to marketing and sales were converted.
Join us on Wednesday 21.9.2016 From 12.00 to 17.00 at the legendary Tavastia Club, Helsinki Come and Learn the tricks from the data-driven design rock stars from Rovio, Zalando, Supercell, Reaktor, Digital Foodie, Columbia Road and of course Futurice!
We're hosting an event as part of Munich Creative Business Week around "Designer + Engineer = Magic: Breaking down silos and creating magic".
In between the abstract, inspiring and motivated starting point of a project, until every concrete outcome of the creative and co-creation process has been achieved, there are potentially big and invisible enemies that can trap the project in a big, deep dark hole.
It is highly unlikely to stumble upon a unicorn. However, the expectations put on designers by the talent market can often be just as implaus…
If we aim for real improvement and durable commitment in our design process we then don’t have to forget that values play a fundamental and hidden role in people’s lives.
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Lake Tegernsee in Germany. It was a wonderful experience and a lovely and inspiring place. The weather was stunning, +28°C, there was bright blue skies and the smell of flowers filled the air.
Kicking off the first Design Thinking Meetup group in Hamburg, Germany.
Futurice's social responsibility program Spice worked on an app called Hemmo for Save the Children Finland. Designing for children aged 4-12 involved unique design challenges. The core of the case was designing a mobile service for users with differences in ability to read.
I am a service designer. I never imagined I’d be doing what I do now when I started studying industrial design in the early 2000s.
We are openly sharing our expertise in designing digital services.
Come along to our Internet of Things Service Kit Workshop, as part of the London Design Festival.
Futurice and SDN Finland will arrange an interactive workshop, where you'll learn user-centered design of IoT Services using Futurice IoT Service Kit. The workshop will take place at Futurice Tampere office Kelloportinkatu 1 D 5th floor, 33100 Tampere on Tue 28th February from 17.00 to 20.00.
You can use design in many ways to support your business strategy and it is possible to measure success of design projects, both in terms of “softer” criteria like brand awareness and customer satisfaction as well as in terms of “harder” monetary indications.
Come along to our Lean Service Creation Workshop, as part of the London Design Festival.
Service Design Days presents an inspiring and challenging two-day program in Barcelona in October.
The digital design process is broken. The tools of the trade are locking us in the old world, still playing catch-up with technology.
Lessons from a passionate Designer.
Recap of 2015 from a personal, design point of view with a Star Wars twist.
Web conferences are much needed brain fuel for designers. We attended WebVisions 2015 in Barcelona to get inspiration and ideas about the future of the web.
Do you love creating unique world class UI visuals with great UX? For our success it's critical that the services we build have exceptionally…
Believe it or not, coding was a hot topic at Interactions 12 , the Interaction Design conference of the year. Ryan Betts talked about code…
The bread and butter of visually pleasing compositions
I’ve been a professional software developer for about 7 years now, and I can count the number of times I’ve had to design an algorithm with t…
The Power of Sound When 2017-09-19 18:00 2017-09-19 21:00 Where 26-28 Underwood Street, N1 7JQ London United Kingdom Websi…
How would you plan and execute a reorganisation of a large agile team? How long would/should it take? Would you rather plan it bottom-up or top-down? Or maybe both? How do you convince people to change roles, teams or tasks? What is your responsibility as a leader? As a team member?
Plenty of interesting stuff that comes up while working on a neverending series of everyday projects remains hidden. With time, designers…
What was the latest app or web service that you launched for the very first time? Was the experience memorable, engaging and compelling, or did you feel frustrated by being forced to learn yet another app with its quirks?
Nordea turned to Futurice when they wanted to build a revolutionary banking service.
Tools that we, designers, tend to use nowadays are naturally playing a significant role in our choice of frameworks and the design process.
Today, technology is an enabler to create services that truly improve our lives. The only limit we have is our imagination. Virtual reality as a technology has been around for decades, but only now we are beginning to unleash its endless possibilities. 2016 will be the year of seeing things in a new way; it will be the year when design will be set free for virtual reality. Virtual reality as a technology will reach consumer market, making the user experience even more important. With all the existing technologies, the experience immersion of physical and digital will be revolutionised. If you can dream it, VR can make it.
Transparency is one of the core principles here at Futurice, but achieving transparency on the company level gets harder as the company grows. One aspect of our business that was previously less transparent than ideal was the sales funnel. Salesforce accounts are available for everyone, but the average developer/designer is probably not going to check Salesforce each day to keep up to date with upcoming projects. This sparked the idea of creating a service that displays only the relevant data from Salesforce in an easy to use UI.
We have a soft spot for people who are passionate about design. No matter how young or experienced designers they are they have a natural ability to engage, surprise, delight and stimulate the senses of the people around them.
We designed a responsive user interface for members and public audience which they can access both with desktop and mobile devices.
We find problems worth solving and the right technologies to solve them with. We design and build digital services people love using, because life is too short to build services no one wants.
As you very well know, Adobe Photoshop, I love you. I love you to the extent that you feel like an integral part of my professional self. Lik…
Futurice is hosting a monthly IxDA (Interaction Design Association) meetup on November 19. The topic this time is Immersive Experiences. We’l…
48 hours to rock the public sector!
Paul and Ricardo's Internet-of-Things adventures at ThingsCon Berlin 2015 where they showcased our brand new IoT Service Kit.