10-week term project in collaboration with Logitech
The primary objective with this term project was to explore the
space for new product solutions for the future agile workspace,
where more of us will be working elsewhere than the traditional
office environment and despite being apart working more
together with others.
The starting point was to first get a common understanding of
Logitech's present products and the segments they are represented
and the design language and the experience of these provide through
the use of a number of products on the market.
An intense kick-off exercise where done together with Logitech
where the present situation and users were compared to future
scenarios of five and ten years. A visual summary
of Logitech design language was visually framed through a
common core exercise, from which a future design language was
explored in parallel with the students conceptualisation of new
solutions for the future agile workspace.
The final design concepts covered enriching the remote
collaboration situations through either emotional confirmation and
interaction or by empowering and engaging remote meeting
participants in new physical and visual ways and new and smarter
input devices and transformable keyboards designed for
shared workspaces. Product solutions and interactions designed for
helping people separating private and work life and the
minimalistic representation of the personal portable connection to
External project tutors from Logitech:
Malachy Spollen, Senior Director, Design, Logitech
Paul Wolfson, Industrial Designer, Logitech
External tutor on Strategic Design:
Alex Liebert, Industrial Designer, Usify AB.
Jonas Sandström, Senior Lecturer, Umeå Institute of
Oscar Björk, Lecturer, Umeå Institute of Design.
Course responsible and internal
Thomas Degn, Programme Director for the APD programme.