Finally, we're proud to announce the grand opening of Scandinavian Design Group, Stockholm. We congratulate ourselves, our Danish friends and the entire Swedish team, led by Johanna Smeds and Nils Jensen in becoming a truly Scandinavian Design Group. Please have a look around the site, to get to know them and their beautiful work.
One More Thing...
Let us present to you the second entry for One More Thing. To read what our planner Eirik Langås has to say about perfect branding, click here.
A new motor tongue
Winter is here and Norges Automobil-forbund (NAF) is helping Norwegian car owners to keep their vehicle fit and ready. And now the car speaks up. NAF wanted to include its members in the making of the future service, so through February 2014, they're piloting a beta version for selected users. The car sends you notifications when it needs to be washed due to salty roads or bad weather, and it requests you take care of the battery, windshield wipers and tires. A happy car makes a happy driver and keeps the traffic safer. What’s not to like about cars finally speaking their voice?
Jam, Juice & Joy
Christmas gift shopping can be a struggle, so the joy was great when our friends from Hovelsrud delivered gift packages straight to the office! The authenticity and elegance of the products, not to mention the fresh flavors of autumn harvest makes the perfect gift. Or perhaps we end up keeping it ourselves…
The Art of Innovation
One can never have enough Christmas celebrations, we thought, so we gathered SDG Tomorrow class of 2012 and 2013 for some cheering. We were lucky to have the most stunning surroundings at Galleri A, and owner Andreas Engelstad gave us a private tour of his A team of artists. A big shout-out to Galleri A for an inspiring evening!
Let the transformations begin
After having attended the Service Design Global Conference in Cardiff this week, we are now feeling ready for action. We were spoiled with engaging speakers like Nick Leon from The RCA who, with great passion, made sure we understood that service design is not a new design discipline; it’s redefining what design is. This year’s theme Transformation Through Service Design showcased many great transformations already going on and inspired us to think big. We hope you are in!
A taste of Copenhagen
Together with NCE Culinology, SDG is leading an innovation programme in Stavanger for players from the Norwegian food industry. These days, the group is on an inspirational trip to Copenhagen, and we hear enviable stories about oyster slurping, beer brewing and marzipan tasting. To accompany the savory inspiration, they have also been to Louisina Museum of Modern Art to experience the trees by artist Ai Weiwei. Composed of dead wood fragments from a forest in China, they remind us that if we continue to ravage the nature, man-made and dead could be the future. A true reality check.
Cronut, Crodough, Dosant
The Cronut queues were far too long when SDG Tomorrow visited NYC this spring. Luckily we got hold of some for today's workshop, and our innovators got to taste the hype. Referred to as "heart attack inducing pastry", but oh so sweet and addictive! Wonder what will be the next food hybrid…