January 14, 2017 - Comments Off on Kid Power on TIME’s best inventions of 2016

Kid Power on TIME’s best inventions of 2016

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We're thrilled that our partnership with UNICEF on the Kid Power project found mention (amongst some great company!) in TIME's list of the "25 Best Inventions of 2016 - making the world better, smarter and—in some cases—a little more fun."

Find out more about the project here.

November 11, 2016 - Comments Off on A roundup of amazing design agencies

A roundup of amazing design agencies

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We're stoked to be included (and amongst great company!) in this roundup of amazing design agencies.

"Hire them if you’re on a social good mission and need help arriving at a human-centric solution, and want to further develop your brand."

"Work there if you want to design with incredible design thinkers and researchers to create out-of-the-box solutions to social problems."

September 28, 2016 - Comments Off on UI of Self-Driving Cars

UI of Self-Driving Cars

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Pascal Soboll, the director of Daylight's Europe office, spoke with Adobe about his thoughts on the challenges for designing Self Driving Car experiences.

"Soboll believes that design plays a key role in overcoming the challenges currently faced in the self-driving market. “I think that UI/UX designers will need to see their job as not just designing for ease of use, but also designing for a learning curve and transition.”"

"Soboll notes that the dashboard design will be critical. “We will see the dashboard changing slowly. But we will see things like the screens growing. We will see things like the steering wheel eventually being an optional thing by maybe disappearing into the dash and only coming out when needed.” Eventually, manual controls will likely be phased out in exchange for screens that are meant to share information without needing a passenger to act on it."

We can't wait to see what the future of self driving cars would look like!

September 21, 2016 - Comments Off on Service Design workshop at the Triennale in Milan, Italy

Service Design workshop at the Triennale in Milan, Italy

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Daylight Munich was invited by Leftloft, one of Italy’s leading communication design agencies to host a 3 day service design workshop at La Triennale in Milan. The goal was to introduce the concept of service design - methods, tools and processes to an interdisciplinary group of around 25 students from various universities and design schools across Italy.

In groups, the students worked on the real-world challenge of reducing food waste. On the first day of the workshop, they interviewed shopkeepers, families, farmers and food producers. What followed was 3 intense days of great collaboration, idea generation and prototyping of concepts.

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The teams presented the resulting design concepts on the final day - they included an ‘orphan food’ movement to celebrate close-to-expiry food at supermarkets, community food stations to share excess food within the community of tenants in apartment complexes and a ‘food tracker’ which helps plan your grocery shopping based on one’s consumption pattern.

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Pascal later gave a talk about Design Thinking on the closing day which was attended by over 300 people from Milan’s design community.

Photos courtesy: Elisabetta Brian Photography / Leftloft

September 16, 2016 - Comments Off on Daylight’s interview with Adobe Creative Cloud

Daylight’s interview with Adobe Creative Cloud

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The Adobe Creative Cloud team recently interviewed Daylight's founders Brett and Sven Newman about designing the User Experience (UX) for Internet of Things (IOT) Devices.

"IOT design requires a sharp focus on user needs that conveys the benefit quickly. “One question we always ask ourselves about a product is:  How much work is it to get to ‘Wow!’ You have to engage them and prove the value in the first three clicks or actions,” says Brett.

Designers at Daylight apply their skills to a wide range of projects. “One team in our studio is thinking about the user experience of a smart product in the world of hiking and camping. Another is designing the UX for a home entertainment system. A third is thinking deeply about user needs in fintech, and a fourth is using tech and design thinking to help address the daunting challenge of human trafficking,” says Sven."

September 14, 2016 - Comments Off on Daylight Offsite at Muir Woods

Daylight Offsite at Muir Woods

We had all our 3 offices - San Francisco, Seoul and Munich come together for the first time at Muir Woods, California in July this year. Here's a peek into all the great discussions, food, hikes and fun!