Archive for the ‘User Experience’ Category

Enhancing TABLU to meet user needs [Part 7]

December 18th, 2014

Our seventh episode in our ongoing Icon-o-Cast TABLU series looks at what we’re learning from our latest round of user research and how we’re building two new modules into the app. (more…)

The Usability Ecosystem of Medical Design

November 20th, 2014

Design work for the healthcare industry is fundamentally different than design for other markets.

(more…)

SPARKs of Gold and Silver for LUNAR

November 6th, 2014

The SPARK design community has announced its 2014 Product Design Awards and we’ve won two: a Gold award for the Belle-V ice cream scoop and a Silver award for the ecobee3 wi-fi thermostat! (more…)

Win a ticket to push.conference this weekend in Munich

October 7th, 2014

push.conference 2014–a unique user experience platform for designers, developers and UX professionals—kicks off this Friday in Munich and LUNAR’s Markus Jaritz will be playing a key role as a member of the conference’s Curators Board and Event Day Coordinator.

(more…)

Work on a global team? You need Onetime

October 3rd, 2014

If you work on a global team, you need Onetime, LUNAR’s new free app for iOS devices. (more…)

Blending comfort, control and design in your home

September 16th, 2014

Today’s launch of the ecobee3 is the latest in our successful run of collaborative projects with a variety of companies over the past 30 years. (more…)

I ♥ my OS

September 3rd, 2014

Writer and director Spike Jonze won an Oscar for his story of a man falling in love with an operating system, inspiring excitement and envy in UX designers everywhere. Who wouldn’t want their design work to lead users to the ultimate emotional connection? (more…)

Bringing a Human Touch to TABLU [Part 6]

August 18th, 2014

In part 6 of our ongoing Icon-o-Cast series focused on TABLU, we explore how the service addresses the health care needs of patients in rural areas. (more…)

THANKS, IDSA JURORS!

July 1st, 2014

idsa-awards-2014

LUNAR has won Silver and Bronze awards from IDSA for the Belle-V ice cream scoop and Mobilegear’s e-commerce website! (more…)

A work of design

April 23rd, 2014

What uniquely distinguishes art from design? Is it intention? Is it commerce? When does art become design and design become art? (more…)

VELA, NOVA and now TERA

January 31st, 2014

UPDATED June 6, 2014: Learn more about TERA here.

LUNAR is continuing to redefine home exercise with our latest product concept, TERA, which we’ll present at Munich Creative Business Week Feb. 27. (more…)

LUNAR creativity SPARKS three awards

November 18th, 2013

We’re thrilled to announce LUNAR has picked up three 2013 SPARK awards for iovera°, Mobilegear and Piamo!

  • The pen-like iovera° from myoscience uses a patented Focused Cold Therapy to effectively treat pain with a minimally invasive procedure. Our work for iovera° earned a Product Pro award.
  • Mobilegear is an e-commerce website we designed that provides customers with the best mobile solutions for an increasingly mobile workforce and lifestyle. Mobilegear picked up a Silver Communication award.
  • Piamo creates a fresh cup of delicious espresso in 30 seconds in your microwave. Our work for Piamo received a Gold Concept Pro award.

The SPARK Awards are a global competition with entries from more than 27 countries. The awards seek out the best designs from all levels of society, from amateurs to the most experienced and are awarded by a community of designers and creative people bound together by the idea that design can make significant, positive changes in the world and help make it better.

See the full list of winning entries here and read the full press release here.

Making bold design work for entrepreneurs

November 15th, 2013

Bold design expressions can be one of the most important differentiators for any company, but especially for startups.

LUNAR’s Matthis Hamann and Roman Gebhard explained why while sharing a few case studies at the Explorers Festival in Lisbon last week.

The festival is one of the largest events for entrepreneurs in Europe.

“Our experience shows that a solid design process, the right tools and a user-centric sensibility can definitely create better products and services,” Roman told several hundred attendees.

Roman and Matthis took attendees through case studies that covered:

  • a hardware and software solution for Siemens Bosch that connects devices in the home in a way that addresses real needs,
  • the VELA cycle trainer and NOVA climbing wall that challenge the design conventions of exercise equipment in the home,
  • Piamo, a product that turns any microwave into a personal espresso machine, and
  • Mo, a modern urban mobility system, based on a flexible, simple, affordable and sustainable combination of bike rental system, local public transport and car sharing.

“We believe bold design expressions that shift traditional paradigms can be especially helpful to entrepreneurs who are coming into markets with exciting, new ideas,” Matthis said.

Watch the video of their presentation here :

The Tradition Continues

November 1st, 2013

Thanks to everyone who came out for our annual Halloween party Wednesday! There were some impressive costumes this year – between a wrecking ball, a burrito and Sutro Tower, it was a serious close call on who should win our glorious skull prizes.

Congratulations to those who came out on top:

Best: Sock Monkeys
Funniest: Minions
Scariest: Medusa
Craftiest: Family Tree
Best Group: Mariachi Band

We took a LOT of pictures and have captured the best of the best here. In case you missed out, there’s always next year!

Halloween on the Moon

October 30th, 2013

Our tradition of legendary HALLOWEEN PARTIES continues tonight! Each year we open our doors to the San Francisco design community for a night of ghoulish grins, creepy cocktails, and devilish dancing! The best part? For those who come decked out in that costume we know you’ve been planning for the last 217 days, we award prizes that you’ll want to showcase on your living room mantle. This year, no exception, we have some of the best awards imaginable.

halloween-trophies

See you tonight!

More details here.