frog and Dalberg partnered with CGAP and BTPN on a joint-research effort to better understand how to improve the lives of unbanked Indonesians. From this research, we aimed to create new solutions and models of access to formal financial services in order to shape the future of mobile banking in Indonesia.
Kidaptive, creator of an award-winning iPad app for preschool learners, tapped frog’s venture design services to create a companion experience for parents to engage in their child’s learning process. The result was Learner Mosaic, a mobile app for parents that offers insights about their preschooler’s development and personalized recommendations to support the child’s progress. Kidaptive is a frogVentures™ portfolio company.
To meet increased demand for national service year opportunities, the Franklin Project is developing an online exchange to match young people, nonprofits, and funders. frog helped imagine what this new 3-way marketplace could do and created a video demo that secured funding for a $6 million development phase of the new platform.
Sky Italia approached frog to help them adapt to a broadcast landscape being redefined by online and mobile media consumption. The Sky Online over-the-top media service delivers a delightful premium content experience that is consistent across platforms and poised to win over the Italian market.
With hyper-competition, the emergence of new business models, and commoditization of personal technology, today’s media firms must present meaningful and relevant content for readers to enjoy. To address these needs, Italian daily newspaper Corriere della Sera partnered with frog to transform its digital presence.
frog created GoBin to change the experience and perception of donating, through an ultra-convenient device that fits seamlessly into your everyday life. The embedded sensor and communication technology enables GoBin to detect and signal when it is time for a pickup, avoiding any overflow or clutter in the surrounding environment. With this approachable and highly practical design, GoBin enhances Goodwill’s ability to re-invest in the community.
NeatConnect provides small businesses and consumers with the ability to scan documents directly to the cloud without being tethered to a computer or requiring an intermediate device or software application. frog’s team worked closely with Neat to design and implement this easy to use device that will revolutionize the scanner industry.
In 2012 Banco Indusval & Partners, a mid-sized Brazilian bank, asked frog to create a new business model and experience strategy for Guide Investimentos, an investor-centered wealth management service aimed at a new generation of High Income individuals.
Unicef, MDG Health Alliance, and frog worked with more than 60 organizations to design a comprehensive toolkit to empower and activate Community Health Workers (CHW). Backpack PLUS promises to improve CHW effectiveness and engagement, resulting in more lives saved.
In a highly competitive headphones’ marketplace, frog provided research, strategy, detailed engineering, and concepts to create a product that stood out amongst a monochromic audio landscape.
A product vision and experience across YP's ecosystem including mobile web, iOS app and web platforms, enabling users to seamlessly navigate across multiple platforms. From start to finish, YP targets “doers” and gives them what they need to accomplish everyday tasks. YP helps people get things done with a robust local search that connects them with businesses in meaningful ways.
To discover unmet needs and opportunities for innovation in India and beyond, frog and IMTFI worked to better understand the ad-hoc infrastructure supporting clean drinking water in financially constrained communities, and uncover ways to address critical gaps in basic municipal services.
This smart appliance hub was developed to identify how consumer products can reduce their cradle-to-grave footprint and become more efficient. Optimized for casual cooks with small kitchens, Switch features a base station with an adaptive UI that adjusts to a suite of appliance vessels.
The Connected Care Solution seamlessly connects doctors, patients, and support communities. In frog's prototype, information is gathered from networked sensors and displayed in real time, enabling the patient — and the caregiver, via an iPad optimized web application — to review past data points and progress toward a nutrition, exercise or activity goal.
A cost-conscious, portable device for laptops, smartphones and tablets, Sound Cylinder delivers a rich sound experience, craftsmanship and premium materials to a mass-market audience and broadens the company portfolio.
A durable shock-and-water resistant speaker. Covered in a colorful interchangeable silicone skin, the Bluetooth product targets Sound United's younger demographic.
A consistent, digital platform that engages the traveller throughout his or her journey, across screens and channels from planning to destination.
Following Comcast's acquisition of NBCUniversal, frog partnered with the cable giant to transform their brand story and launch a fresh, highly-responsive corporate website that embodies the vision and strategy of the new company.
To elevate Sephora's own products within their larger store environment, frog partnered with the beauty company to create a bold store-within-store experience that invites customers to play with products. The Sephora Collection 2.0 display features digital signage for dynamic promotions and unique product fixtures that let the collection's colorful palette shine.
This interactive video application for iPad, Internet-ready TVs and set-top boxes offers a continuous stream of live Wall Street Journal video content. The app focuses squarely on the video news consuming experience – removing the noise of social media streams, scrolling news feeds and hoards of related articles, data visualizations and ads that typically crowd news sites and applications.
Based on a common user behavior — wrapping or coiling attached cords around smart devices — the Sinch secures headphones quickly and easily. Frog partnered with Dune Road Design to make the Sinch a reality, from industrial design to brand, packaging, and web design.
Research to help Mozilla understand local consumer drivers for affordable smartphone adoption, and to provide assets that the story of the Firefox OS.
frog partnered with Gatorade to conceptualize and create meaningful, consistent brand experiences that put the athlete at the center.
frog collaborated with Chinese consumer electronics giant Haier to design a high-end connected TV targeting China’s affluent consumers residing in the country's Tier 1 cities.
A mobile application that tracks the energy and CO2 savings gained from using Wonderbag's innovative heat retention bag. The resulting database helps track company impact, provide customer support, and draw outside corporate sponsorship.
The Huawei Lynx video conferencing system set a new standard for business communication tools, enabling the Chinese telecommunications giant to become a globally recognized brand. Winner of the 2010 red dot award in product design.
Project Masiluleke was launched in partnership with PopTech, iTeach and the Praekelt Foundation to develop mobile healthcare solutions that help those living in African regions hit hardest by the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. The program utilizes mobile technology to raise awareness and provide education, encouraging people to get the testing and treatment they need.
A mobile service that delivers HIV lab results in real time to rural clinics, supported by a messaging platform between clinics and Community Health Workers to ensure the results are communicated directly to mothers. Project Mwana received two IDEA awards and serves as a demonstration project for the ways in which collaborative design can enhance real-time data use within UNICEF.
This custom, branded smartphone experience built on Android OS that elegantly takes full advantage of the device’s single and dual screen display modes.
A “Who’s Who” iPhone app for TEDxAmsterdam that creates profiles for conference attendees and enables introductions in real time.
Movirtu's services allow bottom-of-the-pyramid users to borrow a mobile phone and use it as it were their own, increasing access to a primary means of communication.
An elegant update to Canada’s classic Bullerjan, the DOT adapts the stove's original principles and natural convection action for a more efficient, next generation wood burning experience. Winner of the 2011 IF Award for Product Design.
An iconic zipper for Under Armour that visibly and functionally embodies the attitude of the Under Armour brand. With its unique mid-start zip, the design is defined by a gesture in addition to appearance.
A brand platform for Qualcomm’s mobile platform designed to stimulate growth by embracing and engaging a larger developer community.
A lightweight, portable personal video screen for German optics company Carl Zeiss that allows for 2D and 3D viewing and gameplay. The wearable device, ideal for travel and virtual reality games, easily connects to mobile phones and portable media players to provide a fully immersive entertainment experience.
A redesign of vogue.it with a strong focus on content and page flow. The highly editorial layout is modular and flexible to allow Vogue staff to quickly create custom formats.
At Herald Square, New York, the busiest retail location in the world, a Victoria’s Secret retail space incorporates trademark luxury and sensuality into an interactive video display system.
A research portal that more efficiently delivers data about financial markets to Standard Bank Group clients to inform smarter investments.
With its clean and simple design and slim silhouette, Mobia’s functional minimalism entices users to keep the fitness machine displayed in a prominent place—and to use it more often.
The world’s first touchscreen desktop and a new generation of touch-enabled PCs from HP. With an easy-to-use interface and navigation tools, PCs moved into a communal position at the center of the household.
Seven different security products are united with a simplified and more visually appealing user interface. Intuitive workflows improve the user experience, making the robust monitoring software easier to master.
Inspired by the shape of a leaf, Carmanah's solar LED street lighting is reliable, low maintenance and easy to install. An alternative to traditional wired systems, the organic form harmonizes with the surrounding natural environment.
This real-time global heat map of Twitter hot spots lets users toggle between map and satellite views or watch in 3D (glasses required).
Airstrip’s smartphone application puts patient charts and live feeds of data directly into doctors’ hands. By working closely ER doctors, cardiologists, and OB-GYNs, we created a solution built on task flows that mirror doctors’ mental models and priorities.
A design language for the entire SanDisk USB family featuring a simple cap-less design that "opens" USB connector with a dynamic sliding mechanism.
A flexible, widget-based design system for web, mobile, and desktop that extends Yello's brand across touchpoints and helps customers keep track of energy consumption through Yello's Sparzähler (smartmeter).
To make mammograms more comfortable and convenient, this new breast scanner improves early detection while improving the patient experience.
A computer-aided navigation system that helps surgeons align implants during hip and knee replacement operations. The ergonomic design minimizes size and maximizes surgeons’ freedom of movement.
Neutrogena wanted to adapt their successful microdermabrasion product for older women to create a new offering for a younger audience. With its approachable and easy to use form, the “Wave” quickly became a bestselling product in the tween market.
Hawaiian's redesigned website stands out from the crowd with an emphasis on the beauty of the destination and the quality of the journey.
A revitalization of the VillaWare brand for the European market, with a broad range of small kitchen appliances featuring bold shapes and a striking modern identity distinctively different from its competitors.
A major redesign of GE’s global website reveals the true identity and accomplishments of the dynamic corporation. The redesign also extends to GE’s internal communications tool and intranet connecting 300,000 employees.
This interactive publicity campaign promoted healthy life choices and featured crowd-sourced health ideas posted online and displayed on a giant billboard in Times Square. Almost a quarter-million people from 195 countries viewed the site.
For people living with communication challenges, frog and Blink Twice sought to develop an Augmentative and Alternative Communication device that would better enable real-time conversations. Voice morphing allows users to better express their emotions through a whisper, shout, or whine, and a camera, photo album, high-fidelity speakers, and voices of different ages work to make communication more personal.
This app allowed Yahoo! users to navigate their favorite music while discovering new songs along the way. The media player was a forerunner in incorporating social into digital applications.
An intuitive, streamlined version of the Windows XP Media Player that incorporates a stylish play on the classic Windows logo.
Well-received by critics and customers alike, the Sky HD Set-Top Box was named “most wanted product of 2006” by European magazine T3.
Radiation badges are a fixture in the lives of healthcare professionals, improving their functionality with sturdier clips and easy-to-use hinges in an inviting color palette that enlivens drab clinical settings.
A hard drive that reduces heat and creates an efficient data hub, all encased in a monolithic black-brushed trapezoidal profile that evokes the safety and security consumers are seeking in a back up system.
A fully customizable mobile "desktop" experience that enables customers to access, manage and organize a wide range of information on their phones.
Three new sets of frog-designed irons inspire confidence by providing a greater sense of balance, improved maneuverability, and maximum shot control. An updated design language system emphasizes Titleist's reputation for precision, performance, and heritage.
To make sun.com an easy-to-navigate resource, frog adapted Sun's print brand for the digital space with a detailed style guide that covers every aspect of the design, from code to editorial rules to content mapping. After the sun.com relaunch, analysts at Summit Strategies ranked Sun as #1 in web design and #3 overall against major industry competitors Microsoft, Cisco, Dell, and others.
Inspired by bendable straws and drainage pipes, these accordion-style Tupperware storage bins flatten to occupy little space and can be loaded into the dishwasher like plates. FlatOut!™ was named by Fortune magazine as one of the Best 25 Products of the Year.
With its designer-inspired quilted texture and .4 carats of genuine diamonds, the limited edition Baby Phat by Kimora Lee Simmons positioned the cellphone as a must-have fashion accessory.
A user interface and design language for MTV’s online music subscription service that leverages the brand’s leadership position in the dynamic youth market.
To guide customers through aura science's custom product selection process quickly and independently, frog transformed the traditional kiosk into a lightweight instrument that is easily moved around the store.
To ease patient anxiety and expand Kavo's presence in North America, frog updated the Kavo Dental Chair to grant patients maximum comfort while accommodating dentist mobility.
With its bold colors and soft shapes, this whimsical set of children’s consumer electronics captures the magical Disney characters and content that children love.
To foster social interaction in outdoor spaces, frog and Landscape forms designed the "35 Collection" of lightweight furniture that could be easily rearranged for different purposes. Chill, a chaise lounge for commercial outdoor environments, remains a popular fixture in NYC parks.
For the 2000 Detroit auto show, frog worked with Ford on an immersive experience to launch the fordTH!NK electric car, including a modular system of dashboard widgets and a set of playful, round car customization kiosks.
A site redesign that transformed the online PC shopping experience, boosted sales at Dell and became the top-grossing e-commerce site of its time.
For the release of MacOS9, Apple Computer decided to replace system sounds to reflect their renovated brand identity. 8 of the 10 new sounds chosen for the OS were created by frog for Apple. Several, including "Submarine" and "Purr" are found on OSX to this day.
SAP approached frog for icons and splash screens for R/3, an enterprise software system from which a large corporation can run its business, including accounting, manufacturing, warehousing, inventory, and purchasing operations. The project grew to encompass the redesign of all C++ components and controls, as well as both of SAP’s websites, mySAP.com and SAP.com.
A design for the "Disney Magic" cruise ship with a nod to the glory days of trans-Atlantic travel. Taking cues from ships of the Civil War era and spaceship designs of tomorrow, this retro-futuristic styling highlights the romanticism of sea voyages.
An early convertible tablet computer, this award-winning design serves as a predecessor for current handheld PCs and tablet devices.
A reinvention of the entire Dual line of consumer electronics, simplifying the button clutter of traditional electronics with a streamlined panel that can be removed and used as a remote control.
The first PC designed specifically for the home user with an approachable, asymmetrical design and matching family of products.
Beautiful as well as functional, the now iconic Y-shaped design of the BX40 lessened wrist strain during prolonged use and quickly became the world’s best selling microscope.
With its magic line of cookware, German company Fissler introduced an array of new products designed to satisfy the requirements of modern cooking methods.
A next generation computer system for Packard Bell that included stacks, monitors and accessories that featured a sleeker look than traditional bland box computers and introduced features such as color-coded connectors.
An iconic form for IBM’s Ambra line of PCs that set the brand apart from industry-standard aesthetics and peripherals.
A stunning alternative to ordinary sinks, this line of washbasins featured an asymmetrical shape.
The small size and clean lines of the SPARCstation computer made it the most popular of its kind shortly following its 1989 introduction.
Rosenthal Tableware handpicked designers for a custom, modern dinnerware pattern for its Studio-Line collection. frog was one of 100 artists and designers chosen worldwide.
In a dramatic break from traditionally bland “beige box” computers, this design for Steve Jobs at Apple featured a freestanding case of sleek black magnesium distinct from anything else on the market.
Design of Logitech’s corporate identity and packaging as well as a suite of innovative, ergonomically sensitive on-brand products.
Featured as a cover story in BusinessWeek magazine, the iconic Yamaha FZ750 bike is now on display at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
This revolutionary design introduced Apple’s compact, lightweight Snow White design language that soon became standard for most of the company’s equipment and computers.
An entire suite of innovative home appliances for AEG, from a modular coffee pot to an eco-friendly washing machine.
The Indusco “Frollerskate” uses bright colors and organic forms to convey a sense of fun, fitness and vitality.
This show-stopping all-in-one turntable, cassette tape player and radio tuner for Sony is now part of the design collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
This “ergoform” bathtub pushed the limits of steel manipulation with a diagonally symmetrical shape and organic new profile that makes soaking in the bath even more soothing and relaxing.
Elegant and durable, the Louis Vuitton “Challenge” series of suitcases was aimed at elite business executives. Its design featured hard sides, reinforced corners and premium materials.
The cutting-edge, flat screen Sony Trinitron television set won an Emmy for its contributions to the entertainment industry.
A modern, irreverent interpretation of the classic desk for Holzapfel that introduced the “third working level,” a system of free-moving containers and clamping accessories that provide more space and better organization.
Using a “more expressive, less expensive” strategy, the Maybaum coffeemaker's simple interface and playful accents gave users the style and functionality of an expensive coffeemaker at a significantly lower price.
To ease patient anxiety and provide dental professionals with maximum mobility, the KaVo dental chair combines cutting edge technology, comfort and an intuitive seat pivoting system.
With its ergonomic form, colorful housing and settings for multiple sprays, the Tribel showerhead turned showering into a lifestyle experience and transformed the bathroom fixtures industry.
A bold, user-focused design for the WEGA 3020 series that garnered international headlines as the first large color television set to be made of structural polystyrene foam, a brand new technology at the time.