The annual design award in Denmark emphasizes impact and value creation

This year the #danishdesignaward was launched by Danish Design Center (DDC) and Design Denmark in a strong collaboration to create a higher awareness of the impact and value that design can create.

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The award has been initiated to celebrate the danish design legacy and strong competence

The 7th of April was a fantastic night in Denmark. The country got together to celebrate what design can offer of value and to honor some of the best pieces of design - ranging from product design to interaction design and of course to service design. 2016 is the first year for the Danish Design Award.

Not unlike in other countries design as a discipline is being used more an more to develop businesses and organisations and add value to our society. As an emphasis into how strong the design culture has been and still are in Denmark the award show had the Crown prince of Denmark present the award.

The award is made in a strong collaboration between the two largest design organisations in Denmark - Danish Design Center (DDC) and Design Denmark. 
Christian Bason from DDC and Morten Grøn from Design Denmark by Katrine Rau
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Be my Eyes, please!

A two time award winner in the categories Sharing Resources and Outstanding Service the service By my Eyes lifts the sharing economy to new heights - sharing senses.
The guys behind the company Hans Jørgen Wiberg and Christian Erfurt Hansen have created the groundbreaking service concept. The core of the service is an app that connects people with sight disabilities to a global network of committed volunteers. Watch the service explained in a video here.
We from SDN-DK are proud of our fellow countrymen and how they prove the value of servicedesign.
Be my Eyes - sharing senses by Katrine Rau
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A human waiting list - and 78% time reduction!!

A waiting list is made up of people - real people. By the means of principles from behavioral design the danish design company Hatch & Bloom developed a new concept for a waiting list and designed all the working procedures around it. Principles from game design was used to motivate the staff in Holstebro Kommune and the results was a time reduction on waiting of a total 78%. See the video here.
That's an impact you can feel. A well done to the entire team from SDN-DK.
The design was nominated in the category Outstanding Service.
By humanizing the waiting list waiting time was reduced 78%. Katrine Rau

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