The UNICEF Simulation Game is a two-hour immersive experience designed to illustrate the challenges of humanitarian relief work. A Web application accessed on a computer acts as a guide for play. Players must work within their team to complete a collection of various tasks that provide a brief but intense dive into how UNICEF manages crises.
Designed by frog and Andrew Styer (UNICEF game designer and producer)
The GE Energy MyFleet application suite is a customer-facing software support system for tracking, analyzing and benchmarking key power-plant performance data. It provides valuable tools to help run plants at optimum efficiency. As a remote monitoring and diagnostics application, MyFleet enables GE customers to benchmark the operational performance of power plants against the worldwide GE fleet.
Collaboration is critical for multinational corporations like GE, with 300,00 employees spread across the globe and working in different divisions. The General Electric/Colab collaboration platform is the company’s first collaboration platform built entirely around the user and the cornerstone of a new collaborative working strategy for the organization to harness the knowledge and expertise of the entire organization.
Revolver Personal Wind Turbine can be used to generate power for outdoor activities or during power outages, generating up to 35 watts in a soft wind, enough to simultaneously power a laptop, a mobile phone and a lantern. About the size of an umbrella, it is highly portable and easy to deploy and store.
The Collective Action Toolkit was designed for community leaders who want to bring together groups to solve problems in their community. Developed specifically for nondesigners, it encourages problem-solving with activities that draw on each participant’s strengths and perspectives in pursuit of a common goal. Its emphasis on action challenges groups to align, describe and evolve solutions to fit their communities.
The Ecomagination Switch, a Small Appliance Hub is a smart kitchen appliance system comprised of a base station that complements a suite of appliances, such as a kettle, blender and coffee maker. The base station contains the smarts and all major mechanical components for the system: an induction heater, a rotating spindle, an RFID reader and an OLED touch screen.
The Urchin: BOOMS Ready 4 Anything Bluetooth Speaker is a shock-resistant water-resistant Bluetooth speaker covered in a colorful, interchangeable silicone skin with several attachment methods (carabineer, screw-mount or suction cup). The Urchin was designed to be used anywhere, whether hung from a backpack, stuck to a shower wall, or attached to a bike or the dashboard of a car, delivering great-sounding audio.
Q & A with Robert Fabricant, frog’s VP of creative Project Mwana is a mobile service that delivers HIV lab results in real time to rural clinics. It is also a messaging platform between clinics and community health workers to ensure that results are communicated directly to mothers. Project Mwana is currently serving as a demonstration project for a new approach to collaborative design to enhance the use of real-time data within UNICEF.
What was the spark that led UNICEF to engage with frog?
The Storz Medical Modulith SLK Inline Lithotripter crushes kidney stones inside the patient’s body by using acoustic pressure pulses. The Modulith SLK Inline was developed with particular attention to the demands of modern hospitals and their need for great mobility and versatile deployment.
Despite an executive mandate to build the user-experience capability, it is impossible to build momentum within GE without creating value directly with the individual businesses. This strategy developed in parallel with executing a series of pilot projects that apply user-experience thinking to high-profile software applications.