Posts Tagged 'innovation'

Google TV

Wednesday I was at the Marcom event in Amsterdam and was introduced to Google TV. After the presentation I asked myself; will Google TV do to the TV industry, what Apple did to the music industry with introduction of iTunes? I think they just might. What do you think?

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Wonderful Wonderwall interface

And since we’re on the subject of innovative and cool user interfaces (The New York Times Innovation Portfolio), before we were interrupted by the worst policyical campaign in the Netherlands… Check out the this website of wonderwall. Very nice!

Check out the Wonderwall website. You’re gonna need a pretty serious bandwidth though.

The New York Times Innovation Portfolio

The New York Times has always been the most innovative online newspaper around. And now they want to show this to us in this portfolio. It shows a collection of the best interactive features designed to inspire conversation about how to apply storytelling techniques to the advertising process. And, as you could expect from the NYT, it looks great and appealing.

Check out the innovation portfolio website

Templation nominated

dBOD is nominated!!!! for the Benelux POP Awards 2009 in the category Digitale Instore Media with

For the complete story about templation check this post: Gap in narrowcasting market filled

Gap in narrowcasting market filled

Narrowcasting seemed to have been for just the big players in the market; fast-food- and supermarket chains like MCDonalds and Walmart and so on. Only they seemed to be able to hang their stores full of large display’s. But there’s a huge potential in a group of users who basically couldn’t afford such system or for whom it was a way to complex system up til now. We are talking about the small and medium size businesses that would like to create their own content and don’t want to pay over € 500, for content, created by production company’s or don’t want advertisers in their content they have nothing to say about. And, what it comes down to, most of the systems have been way to complex for the independent shoe sales men or the butcher that are not a part of a big chain with their own IT-guy.

So design agency dBOD in collaboration with Samsung, came up with the solution (‘Hey, wait a minute, isn’t dBOD where you work at?’ ‘ That’s right, and I also worked on the project.’ ;-). Samsung (professional large display’s) created a display with hardware inside and is selling it under the name InfoEasy. dBOD created (with technical partner Insiders) a template website Templation. An extremely simple 1,2,3 solution to create content for your own narrowcasting channel. Templation is a website with templates especially made for narrowcasting applications. As user you can easily create your own content, based on these templates with themes, fitting to your business or your message or period of the year like Christmas. It sort of works like a stock website. The good thing: You create your own massage. And the best part: IT’S ONLY € 9,95 PER TEMPLATE! No monthly subscription, no obligations, no software needed, it’s all online. The screen start at € 999,-. Well, that sets a new bar in pricing in narrowcasting!

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Templation studio
The studio, where you can edit your own template

So, what’s so innovative about a template website? It’s completely new for a design agency to behave as software developer, but than without the making-it-complex part. You start without a client or a briefing. And you start with a 1.0 version. And it’s a completely new ROI (return on investment) for a design agency. As a design agency you’re used to think in communication, customers and end users, not in technique and that’s what makes it different and, most of all, easier than other Narrowcasting solutions.

This is how it works. Or find out more on the website:

Next generation e-commerce interface

Mooie e-commerce interface. Het is er niet speciaal voor ontwikkeld, maar deze next generation interface zou voor de beleving van de off-line winkel een verbreding van de merk beleving kunnen zijn. Want meestal is de on-line shop toch de mindere versie van de fysieke (merk) winkel.
De demo is in 2007 al ontwikkeld door Artifactgroup.


Check de demo
TNX Artefactgroup

Prada Transformer

Uit persbericht:
“Launching in Seoul at the end of April 2009, the highly anticipated Prada Transformer designed by OMA/Rem Koolhaas will showcase a groundbreaking series of cross-cultural exhibitions, screenings and live events. For five months this shape-shifting venue will host multiple interdisciplinary projects, bringing a unique mix of visual arts to Korea.”
Hele nieuwe kijk op multi-funktionaliteit van gebouwen. Inplaats van verschillende ruimtes op één vloer in te delen of over verdiepingen, wordt het gebouw gekanteld om de gehele ruimte een andere functie te geven. De komende maanden wordt het gebruikt voor een mode expositie, kunst expositie, filmtheater en voor een speciaal event. In een eerdere blog-post had ik al eens geroepen; ‘everything that can be mobile, will be‘. Daar bedoelde ik natuurlijk de telefoon mee, maar dat gaat dus ook op voor architectuur

Bekijk ook de website: Prade Transformer






Bron: Prade Transformer