SVID, the Swedish Industrial Design Foundation is the centre of the Swedish design industry and works to ensure that design is used in all work on innovation and change in Sweden. They operate in the borderland between business, public services and research where they can link together actors, disseminate knowledge and strengthen the potential for development.
- I’m really happy and proud to become the chairman of SVID, says Lisa. SVID have an important role in communicating and demonstrating how design can improve our society and drive growth in Swedish companies. I look very much forward to start working together with the board and management team on SVID, and to show Sweden and the world how valuable design can be.
- Lisa’s inspiring entrepreneurship and international success has long been brilliant guiding principles for organizational growth through design, says Robin Edman, CEO of SVID . It will be great to work together with Lisa as chairman and to have her energy, enthusiasm and leadership in our continued work with supporting growth in Swedish companies and organizations.
The foundation is funded mainly via an annual basic appropriation from the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth mandated by the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communication.
Clock Radio iOS App
Erik has been working on this one as a personal project, with some design help from Robert here at Doberman. It’s a basic clock radio app for iOS in which you select one of the stations provided by Sveriges Radio in their API, and pick a wake-up time. Most of his hack time was spent tracking down bugs in the app and tuning the user interface.
Leap Motion Controlled 3D Pong
Using the excellent Firebase API, Jacob and Lars built a rock-paper-scissors tournament game that you play using your phone. When all players are connected, you pick your weapon of choice and shake your phone three times. As simple as it sounds, and even more fun!
Also using the Firebase API, Peter and Fred built a simple service in which you can connect to a “room” and see the location of you and the other “inhabitants” of that room. Great for tracking down food trucks or just keeping track of where your friends are.
The task Jens took on was to create a coaching tool for situations where you need to create two or more matching sides for an activity. Based on the participants’ different characteristics, this app aims to be as vital to creating the optimal team balance as a load balancer is to heavy traffic web applications.
A special thanks to Knackeriet and the nice people there that lent us a space. Here they are:
– A mobile app for Swedish schools students and teachers
– Find the best boutique hotels in the world
– Organizing the world’s outdoor life
– Browsable audio news
– Teaching children how to code through gamification
– Find museums that are popular on Facebook
– An online tool for event management
– A Swedish restaurant guide with ratings
– Online store for second-hand childrens clothes
– Find a personal platform-independant web-support-guy, targeting small businesses
– Truly beautiful real time Instagram and Twitter streams
– A beautiful site for your event
Magazine RUM has listed the most powerful individuals with strong influence on the design and architecture scene in Sweden. This year Doberman’s CEO Lisa Lindström is listed as the fifth most powerful person in the business. The list was announced yesterday at the Stockholm Design Week.
“At Doberman, we have a passion for people centered design and a design culture where people can grow to their full potential. We believe this is a powerful method for approaching complex challenges and to drive change. I’m really grateful for my place on the list and see it as another little sign that everyone at Doberman are doing truly amazing work. This triggers us to do even better! "
The jurys motivation: “The design agency Doberman represents the new way of looking at the design process and how to approach customers and users. It has rendered their CEO Lisa Lindström a fifth place. We look forward to seeing what you do next!”
Read the full list in the January edition of the magazine.