In 2017 you helped us validate that design is about solving users’ problems in addition to making solutions look beautiful. It is about making your users happier, increasing the number of your users, enhancing meaningful conversations and as a result of all of that making your organisations more successful.
Here are some of our favourite highlights of our work in 2017 that we would like to share with you:
- Making banking fun: We designed an app for a national bank in Austria! Using modern gestures (like pinching and sliding) instead of traditional buttons, the app has now made the bank ready for the new ‘Snapchat’ generation. Managing bank accounts got a lot more inviting – and more exciting!
- Making the job market more efficient: We designed an experiential youth employment information service for UNICEF in Montenegro – with 500+ high school students participating in “speed-dating-like” visits to private companies across the entire country. The service opened the eyes of kids to how the job market works. We presented the positive impact of the service on national TV in Montenegro. We were even invited to present the design and results by the World Bank!
- Designing beautiful websites: Yes! We created websites for clients in Germany and in the United Kingdom to improve their user experience which led to an increase in user engagement
- Our work took us to some far, far away places (yep, we watched the new Star Wars movie!). It was great to build connections with you around the world – in New York, Washington DC, San Francisco and all the way in Abu Dhabi, Delhi, Kenya and Iceland – all this while doing a lot of hard work with fantastic people all across Europe. A big thanks to all of you for being with us on this great journey.
The really exciting part is – 2017 was just the start!
We would love to continue our journey with you. Whenever you face pretty much any kind of problem in your organisation, get in touch with us. In fact, the more difficult the problem, the more we can do for you, because design enables us to develop unexpected solutions.
We look forward to designing some beautiful solutions for you.
So here’s to more in 2018. From us at Giant’s Shoulder, a very Happy New Year!