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The power of gamification

How can you learn complex stuff the fast way? By playing with it! #UX!Game

UX design's different methods are the tool of every user experience designer. At Schindler Creations, we, on a daily basis, work hard on shaping the best user experience for our partners, their products and their services. For this purpose, the fitting methods need to be taken out of the UX toolbox. This time we challenged ourselves by one of this methods: Gamification.

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Two sets of principles for leading a design team

A talk at Zurich University of the Arts

On 20th of November, a former Schindler Creations Design Lead, Florian Wille and current Design Lead, Stefan Barac presented their principles and values on how to successfully lead a design team at ZHdK. #4PrinciplesOfLeading

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Swiss Innovation Forum

DREAM

On the 16th of November we were at the Swiss Innovation Forum at the Congress Centre in Basel running our workshop ‘Insightful Nonsense’. Our workshop was a proposal to the open call for ‘break out sessions’ which was chosen as one of the final two to run during the one day event.

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Master your production

EMO review 2017

More than 130,000 visitors attended the much anticipated EMO Hannover 2017 fair to discover the current design trends in the metalworking sector. One big topic which was buzzing around the fair was ‘Industry 4.0’. It was certainly an opportunity to measure just how far the metal working industry has come in the digitalization of the metal machine processes. We at Schindler were there to find out, as well as exploring the latest design and technology trends.

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How Design Thinking enables disruptive innovation

From the idea to value

At the Think Additive® Symposium hosted by IRPD in St. Gallen, Switzerland, Schindler Creations presented a talk on how Design Thinking and the way we work enables disruptive innovation.

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Understanding the challenges of Industry 4.0

Most companies talk about I 4.0 , but very few know what it really means.

The challenges of transitioning towards Industry 4.0 are extensive, yet quite simple. The needs and demands of 4.0 include: innovative strategies, processes, products, services and customer relationships. The factories themselves face the challenge of becoming smart factories which will deal with massive amounts of digital info being processed, IoT, self-optimization, and self-configuration with machines working with both machines and humans. 4.0 will also have new implications for staff, stakeholders and users. While Industry 4.0 offers an exciting prospect for manufacturing techniques.

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Industry 4.0: From the designer’s and operator’s perspective.

How smart research factories can help shape the roles of designers, operators and machines in the coming fourth industrial revolution.

What is Industry 4.0?
Traditional manufacturing industries are currently at the beginning of a digital transformation that will be accelerated by growing technologies. Companies and their industrial processes need to adapt to this rapid change if they are not to be ...

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About the design of invisible services, about services.

Service design as the beginning of every product development? At Schindler, that’s how we work.

What do users really want? What feels good to them and what their real, actual needs? Where do they want to go in the future? It is time to shine a new light on services. Service design as an instrument for focusing on people? For service designer at Schindler, it is more than that. For their partners, they create services that are visible (though sometimes invisible to the user) and tangible. That’s why they like to think of themselves as conductors and consider service design far more than just a design discipline.

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