HiQ NOMINATED FOR PRESTIGOUS DESIGN PRIZE
HiQ has been nominated for the Swedish Design Prize on the basis of the work for the West Swedish Chamber of Commerce in developing the app Visitkortsflippen. The result was an easy to use app that clearly communicates the Chamber of Commerce's brand. Now, the app's design has been recognised through its nomination for a renowned design prize.
"HiQ understood immediately what we wanted to communicate with the app and adopted a user's perspective throughout its development. We are very proud of the app and have our fingers crossed that its design will take home first prize on 18 October," says David Hagetoft, Head of Marketing at West Sweden Chamber of Commerce.
The app is used frequently at different types of events where visitors share their contact information with each other. The app's key feature is being able to share business cards virtually using your mobile phone wherever you are and being able to download other people's business cards directly to your phone. On Android Play (the equivalent of Apple's App Store), you can read comments from users like "I've been looking for this kind of app, thanks!" and "Perfect for business cards. A really good alternative to printed business cards! Will start using it right away."
"The Chamber of Commerce had an idea for an app that would strengthen its position as a place to meet and network. In order for the concept to work and communicate its message properly, the idea needed to be packaged in a user-friendly way. We are very proud of our nomination. This year also saw a record 383 nominations for the prize. This naturally makes it all the more impressive to be chosen," says Jerker Lindstén, Managing Director of HiQ Göteborg.
Read more about the app here (Swedish).
Be a part of the competition and help select the winner at www.designpriset.se
For more information, please contact:
Lars Stugemo, President and CEO, HiQ ph. +46 8 588 90 000
Jerker Lindstén, President, HiQ Göteborg ph. + 46 31 743 91 00
Peter L. Häggström, Head of Corporate Communications, HiQ, ph. +46 704 200 103
The Swedish Design Prize is a competition for graphic communication that is open to everyone. The competition is organised by Batteri Kommunikation AB. Anyone working with graphic design may submit their work for consideration. The competition is divided into six categories: Editorial Material, Information, Identity, Advertising, Device and Visual Communication. Each category has its own subcategories, with a total of twenty different prizes in all, plus the Jury Prize and the prize for the Most Daring Work.
HiQ is an IT and management consultancy company focusing on high-tech solutions in the fields of communications, software development and simulation technology. The company is a leading player in these fields and the Nordic region is its domestic market. HiQ employs more than 1,300 people at offices in the Nordic region and Russia. HiQ is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm Mid Cap. For more information, please visit www.hiq.se