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Tuesday 10 February 2009 | Posted by Luke Nicholson

Onzo reveal the shape of mass-market product

Congratulations to Onzo, the smart energy company spun off from More Associates just one year ago, who have released much-anticipated images of the Onzo product that will shortly be dropping through the letterboxes of energy-savers. The smart energy-saving kit is designed to be easy-to-use, attractive, and efficient; all so that people can save energy and carbon as easily as possible. Have a look at their press release here. Onzo products will be available in mid-2009 through Scottish and Southern Energy in the UK, and through retail and energy suppliers globally.

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Friday 09 March 2007 | Posted by Admin User

Producer vs. User Centred design?

Interesting article by Eric von Hippel writing in the Harvard Business Review (subscription only so no link to the actual piece I'm afraid).

He outlines some clear shortcomings in the way that large companies and governments fail to respond to user needs in the products they develop, and the way in which innovation in these companies is still 'producer-centred' rather than 'user-centred' i.e driven by what the company thinks is right as opposed to what users know is right. Taking up the 'open source' aesthetic, people are now prepared to adapt, play with and improve products when they doesn't meet their needs.

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Monday 23 March 2009 | Posted by Luke Nicholson

Onzo wins 2009 Red Dot design award

Onzo, the smart energy company started and incubated by More Associates, has won a 2009 Red Dot Design award for the Energy Saving Kit, the only product of its type to receive this honour. The Red Dot award is considered by some the most prestigious product design award in the world. Onzo has had great design at its heart from its beginnings in 2003, when More Associates first started considering how design could help people to save energy.

The Onzo design team have worked tirelessly to bring Onzo to production, and this award is a well earned recognition of their efforts. The smart energy-saving kit is designed to be easy-to-use, attractive, and efficient - so that people can save energy and carbon as easily as possible. Onzo products will be available in mid-2009 through Scottish and Southern Energy in the UK, and through retail channels and energy suppliers globally.

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Tuesday 04 March 2014 | Posted by Luke Nicholson

Help us find a Digital Product Designer

CarbonCulture is a pioneering sustainability start-up built on a real understanding of user-centered design. We’re working with fantastic partners and customers to make digital tools that accelerate sustainable practices in business, government and the public realm. And – in all seriousness – to make this acceleration irresistibly fun. CarbonCulture makes tools that enable people to discover activities that result in social and environmental benefit, as well as being delightful experiences in their own right.

We are looking for a user-centred designer with strong product thinking to come and join us in our lovely offices in Shoreditch. in the coming months we will design and test a number of new tools and we need a designer who ‘gets’ product thinking to join in. Experience shipping digital products for real users – whether games, digital products, public service, retail software or social software – will be valuable.

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