We’re excited to see that MovieMask is proceeding with their AR product development and using K8 as partners on how it can be used professionally. MovieMask have used K8 designers and K8 office in their upcoming promo video. Stay tuned!
Say hi to our new intern, Jessica Thomasson, from Edinburgh! Before the day begins she can often be found in the backyard plum tree, reaching new heights, gathering plums for the office and even making jam for the staff lunch.
Jess has a Masters degree in Product Design Engineering from The University of Glasgow and Glasgow School of Art, with a master project designing solutions for future food resources. As a part of her Masters degree Jess studied one year at NTNU in Trondheim at Institute of Product Design.
Other than designing, she loves to spend the weekends hiking and camping in the mountains, capturing beautiful landscape images as she goes. We are really happy to have her onboard!
We’re excited to see that our client, 7Sense, has partnered with Swedish Rosenqvists Irrigation to sell their irrigation sensor in Sweden. Rosenqvists is Sweden’s largest manufacturer of irrigation systems. The product is designed by K8, in partnership with 7Sense, and has been customized with a black colour to match Rosenqvists’ profile. K8 has been responsible for engineering and manufacturing of all mechanical parts through our network of partners.
The device is one of the first in the world to utilise the new NB-IoT spectrum from Telia that is tailored specifically for the «internet of things».
Exciting to be using AR and Moviemask in our current design project with Ruter. Seeing digital prototypes placed in a real scenario through AR is a very efficient way of confirming the design before expensive physical prototypes are to be manufactured. We look forward to use this more in projects!
Congratulations to Renee Ranvig for delivering a solid master thesis and winning the prize for industrial design! The project «Salen» is innovative in the conservative field of horse saddle design, introducing new techonoly and features to solve problems. The prize is given at AHO Works Awards and is sponsored by K8. We look forward to hear more about the project, as Renee will present it for the K8 office later this month. AHO Design Arkitektur- og designhøgskolen i Oslo
SunBell by K8 and Bright Products was featured multiple times at the annual Innovation Speech 2018 Oslo City Hall, hosted by Innovation Norway. 2,2 million SunBells are currently powering the lives of 8-10 million people in refugee camps around the world.
We are happy to welcome Tiange Wang (nickname: Tango) as an intern at K8! He has a bachelor’s degree at Shandong University of Art and Design and continued with his master’s at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design. He also has several years of experience as a designer at Pega D&E, Shanghai Office, as well as a design internship at Normann-Copenhagen. Happy to have you onboard, Tango!
K8 is happy to be a part of testing and collaborating with MovieMask and their upcoming product aiming at Augmented Reality (AR). We’re testing how it can be used in professional scenarios with clients, as well as giving feedback on software and hardware. We look forward to this very exciting product to be finalized in the future!
K8 is very proud to see the SunBell solar lamp presented as one of nine iconic lamps in Aftenposten, Bolig, 21st of April.
Smart, meaningful and iconic. The value of design.
Sunbell photos by K8 designer, Taral.
You can purchase one here: Bright-products.com
Our senior designer Kevin Geers has completed the 40 week GROW design leadership program, at DogA, for a deeper understanding of design management in our projects and to improve our processes with clients.
Join our team of designers for half a year! Please note the application deadline for internships is May 1st. More about internship at K8 here.
Javier has bachelor’s degree in industrial design from The National Autonomous University of Mexico. He has good skills with physical prototyping, ideation process and 3D modeling.
Not only does he like to do parkour, he has also designed and built a parkour park in his home town!
His plan forward is to apply for masters and hopefully continue his journey in Norway, so look out!
K8 is proud to be a development partner of Hy5! They have received grants from DIP, Design-driven Innovation Program. There were 113 applications for the program, and only 14 per cent were awarded grants.
Hy5 develop innovative prosthetics, which can be adapted to the specific user. The project focus will be the protection glove, an important part of the prothesis. K8 will have a systems and service design driven project, working with the possibilities and challenges of the glove together with users. The goal is an improved and more user friendly physical product.
More about Hy5 here
More about DIP here
From left: Marius Andresen (CEO, K8 Industridesign), Ola Kyrkjebø (Mechanical Design Engineer, Hy5), Christian Fredrik Stray (CEO & Co-Founder, Hy5)
Congratulations! Skannex have been honored grants from DIP, Design-driven Innovation Program. DIP is an important support for involving design in the idea phase of an innovation project. Skannex have chosen K8 as collaborators in this important process.
Skannex have developed sophisticated software for image analysis of biochemical information, used to detect infections like HIV and diseases like Malaria and Dengue fever. The project with K8 will result in a reader that will be attractive for decentralized areas. We can’t wait to get started!
More about the project here.
More about DIP here.
From left: Siri Stabel Olsen (CEO, Skannex), Dag Bremnes (CTO & Founder, Skannex), Marius Andresen (CEO, K8 Industridesign), Jan Andres Ekroll (Industrial Designer, K8 Industridesign), Joachim Wallem Rasmussen (Industrial Designer, K8 Industridesign)
Play music from a parking meter! K8 has contributed in the art installation «Shall we dance?» in Kongens Gate, downtown Oslo. Next to the 40 meter asphalt painting, there is a parking meter that has been transformed by K8. It was worn down, but now it’s filled with colour and music. Bypassers can connect with the installation and play their own music, converting the silent street into a dance floor.
Read more about the art project here
Join our team for a semester! Do you want to be an intern at K8 for the spring of 2018? The application deadline for internship is November 1st at midnight. Read more about internship at K8 here.
Kristián Kierulf is our enthusiastic new intern! He has a bachelor’s degree in product design from HiOA (Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences), and experience with the team at Equator Aircraft the past two years. He is a versatile designer with especially good skills with creating concepts and physical prototyping. We look forward to work with him this semester!