Apps, Websites & Platforms
Looking for innovative and interactive apps, websites or platforms? Go check out the projects awarded by the German Design Council.
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Waiting for a bus can be unsettling. Verkehrsverbund Stuttgart (VVS), the local transport executive, has set out to digitize its infrastructure to improve the experience. At present, about one quarter of the 4,000 stops have been outfitted with digital displays that inform passengers of any delays. VVS approached us in order to render real-time data accessible to all travelers at each and every stop. zigzag GmbH was awarded Winner in the ABC Awards 2022.
With the web app »Moin CAU«, students at the CAU Kiel have a virtual study buddy on hand for the first time. The app contains the most important information for starting university - from essential contact persons and online platforms to important tools and tips for (digital) studying. Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel was awarded Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2022.
The website was being completely reworked responsively and under consideration of the corporate design. Moreover, an online portal was developed, with which the platforms of the client can be reached. Especially the clear and intuitive navigation was important. In this context, we also supported the development of the content structuring and creation of texts and carried out a selfplanned photo shooting. Abrechnungszentrum Emmendingen was awarded Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2022.
The new online appearance of the creative agency »Altun & Martire« highlights what matters in the fast paced world of communication: authentic content. The website’s simple yet elegant design works as a framework and accent for freely developing content and communication. Consequent implementation of responsive design allows the website‘s content to stay in spotlight across devices and multiple screen sizes. Altun & Martire GbR was awarded Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2022.
With the IIoT platform, »STEGO« ventured into a new business field. How can this be developed? The conceptual approach was to make the product and features tangible. For this, a campaign was created with the creative idea of the "Easy Crew". Three characters show how users can easily get started with their IIoT. STEGO Elektrotechnik GmbH was awarded Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2022.
Maximum flexibility: A system of more than 60 freely combinable design and functional components enables highly individualised content preparation. The real-time weather forecast for the outdoor pool and the personalised display of content that varies according to the time of day and the interests of the visitors ensure a good UX. Stadtwerke Crailsheim GmbH was awarded Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2022.
The »SHERPA-X» umbrella brand of Stadtwerke Schwäbisch Hall sells solutions for the energy industry, cities and municipalities. The concept of the website takes up the brand metaphor of the world of sherpas. »SHERPA-X» wants to discover new paths in the energy industry jungle with interested parties. The message "We can do it together" guides the user through the offer. Stadtwerke Schwäbisch Hall GmbH was awarded Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2022.
Good news for diabetics. The innovative FreeStyle Libre system has become even easier and faster to use. Whether you have public or private health insurance, the new service platform »www.freestylelibre.de« provides an intuitive user interface for an ideal user experience. The customer-centric offer also includes a live chat and attractive video FAQ for support with questions about the use of the sensor, app and reader. Abbott GmbH was awarded Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2022.
The »Lucas-Cranach-Campus« as a university location has started and will have a decisive influence on the future of Kronach. The most important goal of the new effective website is a high reach on the net, on the one hand to deepen the connection with people and companies in the region and on the other hand to establish Kronach as a university location with its mega exciting and future-oriented study programs. Lucas-Cranach-Campus KU was awarded Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2022.
Seven brands were differentiated while the overall brand image was strengthened. Over 5,000 products were restructured and digitized. Development of a product database that offers hundreds of products with a variety of specs and all relevant background information in a consistent manner. Elastic Search is the search engine that has been implemented. Results are returned in milliseconds. Roland Meinl Musikinstrumente GmbH & Co. KG was awarded Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2022.
How does one demonstrate the attractions of a whole state? Convincingly in real time. A grand history connects to quality of life, environment, and location when target groups navigate towards authentic sites. Stories told with text, photos, and video open hearts, engage minds, evoke curiosity. Investitions- und Marketinggesellschaft Sachsen-Anhalt mbH was awarded Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2022.
The coffee manufacturer roasts sustainable coffee in Bayreuth, Upper Franconia. The coffee specialties find their way into German kitchens, companies and restaurants via dc's b2c and b2b shop. The two-man startup from Bayreuth was able to do what was previously only available to large e-commerce players. Roasting4You GmbH was awarded Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2022.
GAXWEB GmbH designed a modern and contemporary appearance for »Riedinger Massivholz-Möbel GmbH«. As a central element, for the simple and reduced design, a clear typography was chosen, which comes into its own on all devices. "It was important to us to underline and support the high quality of the custom-made furniture with a fully optimized website." - Tobias Holl, Managing Director, GAXWEB GmbH. Riedinger Massivholz-Möbel GmbH was awarded Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2022.
The »relaunch of Salzgitter AG's corporate website« shows the ultimate symbiosis of innovative design and technical feasibility. Highly complex visualizations intertwine and underpin technical functionalities. The linchpin: unique animations, flexible design components and unlimited design freedom. Typography and fine line management round off the overall impression and provide visual stability. Salzgitter AG was awarded Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2022.
Project developer »Red Square« is well known in Frankfurt, especially its founder Gerald Tschörner. At the same time as expanding management to include his sons, we are also updating the website so as to embody both tradition and forward thinking, and with it the two generations. Its core message, “the elegance of individuality”, forms the basis of the updated classic look. RED SQUARE GmbH was awarded Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2022.
The project includes the »redesign of the KSK-Immobilien GmbH website«. The focus is on a sharpened target group approach. The long-standing regional competence and market positioning of »KSK-Immobilien« is strengthened by landing pages. At the same time, prominent calls-to-action and a reduced navigation guide visitors specifically to the important content. KSK-Immobilien GmbH was awarded Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2022.
The relaunch takes up the innovative strategic concept around outgoing payments and visualizes it on several levels. The "Capability Wheel" becomes the supporting leitmotif to clarify the process idea. Interactive graphics convey the content and create a playful UX despite complex and abstract content. Treasury Intelligence Solutions GmbH was awarded Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2022.
Anyone who wants to shape the future sustainably must be well networked today. This is also true for the »Westfalen Weser«'s websites. The target-group-oriented presentation of the regional infrastructure service provider clearly focuses on individual customer benefits. Westfalen Weser was awarded Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2022.
With the »coeo service portal«, debtors can pay their outstanding receivables in just a few clicks - flexibly, transparently and with immediate feedback after successful payment. The portal offers direct access to the payment route, a self-explanatory payment process and transparent insight into the current status of the receivable. coeo Group was awarded Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2022.
Form follows function at the highest level: SUNZINET has realized a new, agile online store for leguano, which makes the quality of the products digitally tangible through high-quality design and aesthetic imagery. Rounded off by intuitive usability, the new web store offers a positive shopping experience from anywhere. Clear shapes and reduced colors focus on the essential: the special barefoot shoe from leguano. leguano was awarded Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2022.
Happy Birthday, »Wegweiser Kommune«! To mark its anniversary, the Bertelsmann Stiftung is giving its interactive data pool a major facelift. The factually clear, highly functional and maximally content-oriented look and feel enable policymakers, planners and citizens to better understand municipal developments and thus improve local living conditions on the basis of facts. Bertelsmann Stiftung was awarded Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2022.
The client - a third-generation textile company from the Ore Mountains - wanted its website to be relaunched. Due to the corona pandemic, he subsequently opted for an online shop, which was created in a developer period of one year. In addition to the website and the shop, a page for the technical textiles area was created in accordance with the design. Curt Bauer GmbH Germany was awarded Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2022.
boesner has created a strong, international brand presence with its newly launched online store. This convinces its design-demanding target group with a front end developed especially for boesner and with unique design elements from the world of artists. True to the motto »Don't make me think!«, the fully responsive layout supports usability for a positive user experience. boesner GmbH holding + innovations was awarded Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2022.
The »Spartherm« website combines a modern product presentation, customer-oriented communication and user-friendly navigation. Emotive videos as well as detailed product images play a key role in determining the appearance. The website inspires and advises along the customer journey. Spartherm Feuerungstechnik GmbH was awarded Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2022.
For the website of gradar, which is an innovative software for job evaluation, it was time to discard their old layout and present itself from a more modern side. We took up the challenge and designed and implemented a complete redesign. By improving the user experience and introducing a new content management system, Gradar now clearly stands out from the competition. All in all, a real hit. Quality Personnel Management GmbH was awarded Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2022.