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UI & UX

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INNOVATIONS

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DESIGN

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MOBILE UI & UX

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Services

UI & UX

User interface and user experience design is the process of making digital services easier and more enjoyable to use. We are experts at creating ‘optimal profitability’ interfaces for high transaction destinations across web, mobile and tablet. We are the preferred partner to major global brands such as Delhaize group and Mandarin Oriental Hotels.

INNOVATIONS

Growth of the mobile channel has created a new digital rulebook, Our innovations team are at the forefront of producing consumer experiences that increase loyalty and rapidly grow brand communities. Check our case studies for some examples of how we have done this for some of our clients.

DESIGN

Design is at the heart of everything we do. Our research and analysis team inform the output produced by our creative department. By maintaining a data driven approach to our creative process we ensure the on-going success of our work. We strongly believe simple and intuitive design creates the most effective and profitable user experiences.

MOBILE UI & UX

Few people or companies can rival our experience in mobile design and strategy. We understand the considerations that dictate user behaviour on mobile devices. Therefore we are uniquely positioned to design interfaces that optimise the profitability of each customer interaction with your brand on mobile devices.

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eCommerce Report

Delhaize wanted to understand the state of eCommerce usability to help them in improving their own online store.

This Place combined months of research and years of proven experience to produce a comprehensive look at usability best-practice in high transaction eCommerce sites. The insights contained within the report have helped shape Delhaize’s eCommerce strategy across their worldwide network of supermarkets and has seen usability improvements being implemented across devices and platforms, increasing the profitability of their respective eCommerce divisions around the globe.

If you would like a copy of this report please contact hello@thisplace.com for more information

eCommerce Navigation

Delhaize tasked This Place with creating a product navigation system to improve the usability and profitability of their eCommerce site.

Working with Delhaize, their technical partners and customers, we designed and prototyped an intuitive system for improving the speed and accuracy of user journeys to products on the site. By making the journey to products shorter, the navigation system creates a more efficient, profitable eCommerce site across platforms and devices, whilst maintaining a consistent user experienc

Digital Innovation

This Place help Delhaize explore their digital future.

Delhaize understand that the innovative use of technology will improve their eCommerce offering.  This Place provide conceptual and strategic ideas that help shape the digital future of Delhaize Group brands both online and in-store

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Digital Marketing

The Mandarin Oriental need to have optimal digital communication with it’s customer base to inform them of events, promotions and a range of seasonal offers.

The solution was to implement a premium email system that encourages the use of templates that can be modified for different campaigns. We then ensured that every mail-out was tracked so that the rich and useful data could help them evaluate the success of the campaign. The result was that time spent on approving copy was reduced, management of their database of clients was improved and conversion rates increased. The aesthetic quality and brand consistency seen in their mail-outs also improved dramatically as the new templates empowered the marketing team to design beautiful campaigns.

Design Support

Everyday, the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London sends out multiple pieces of marketing and communications collateral. Each of these needs careful, planning and design to ensure maximum effect as well as brand consistency.

This Place are the preferred design partners to the Mandarin Oriental and help in the application of the brand onto every piece of collateral sent out to customers and partners. Our understanding of the brand allows the marketing and communication department to focus on content creation and maintaining close and effective relationships with their customer base, whilst we ensure that each marketing piece maintains the highest quality of design.

Branding

The Mandarin Oriental asked This Place to brand their new exclusive gym membership, available only to a select few clients.

The challenge was to create a standalone luxury brand that was unmistakably Mandarin Oriental. Our unrivalled understanding of the Mandarin Oriental brand allowed us to explore creative options without losing the instantly recognisable nature of the hotelier’s logo mark.

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The Problem

The exploration of space is, by necessity, a unified international effort so NASA & Google hosted a hackathon to get a wider audience engaged in these challenges.

Nasa invited 9,000 people from around the world to solve 50 serious challenges relevant to our planet and space, in just 48 hours. Along with other top designers, developers and hardware specialists the UK has to offer, This Place got involved by leading a team to answer one of these challenges.

We chose the Soil challenge to create a cheap, accessible soil testing kit. This kit enables growers from all over the world to make well-informed decisions about how to make best use of the soil. With particular focus on accessibility for poorer framers.

The Solution

This Place embraced collaborative problem solving with the goal of producing an accessible, totally open-source solution to allow any growers to make the most of their soil.

Efficiently briefed and coordinated, one part of the team physically hacked hardware to create a probe to measure temperature, PH, moisture levels, GPS, time and date. Another sub-team created a new database, designed to pass the hardware data to a light-weight web app and text service. Working smartly, drawing on a range of skills, the team fully answered the challenge in 48 hours; pretty impressive!

We also designed a version of the product that can work in space for when we want to know where to plant our bananas on Mars

The Result

After 48 hours of back to back design and development the team were selected as UK winners. We are also planning an exhibition at the V&A to display both the product and the exciting nature of working with a hack mentality.

The product our team created could be used for many different applications, our key thinking has been in its application for farmers in emerging economies by ensuring they are growing crops that are most appropriate for that seasons soil conditions. The final hardware is being tested and prototyped using a 3D printer. This provides an extremely low cost solution – around £3 per probe.

We have already had requests ranging from local growers to large-scale Brazilian farmers who want to test our product.

A selection of our current clients

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Company

This Place is a young but already successful company that focuses on increasing your brands digital profitability, community and loyalty via good design and digital innovation initiatives. Our company's roots are mobile technologies but our unique mix of designers, analysts, content creators and loyalty experts enables us to focus on creating better digital relationships between our clients and their customers.

Our CEO Dusan Hamlin, has spent his entire career driving digital innovation projects that focus on return on investment. Dusan is the founder of Inside Mobile, he successfully grew the business and integrated it with the M&C Saatchi network in 2010. In Dec 2012, Dusan left M&C Saatchi Mobile to start This Place.

Our MD Ben Aldred co-founded Mylo Design in 2008. After building a successful digital design agency with a client roster of international brands, he joined This Place to provide a more comprehensive digital design service that focuses on forging more profitable relationships between brands and their customers.

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Contact Us

Please contact us using the details listed. If you are in the area and would like to come and see us and our resident sausage dog Frank then please use the map to find your way to our Shoreditch office.

+44 207 033 8680

hello@thisplace.com

This Place, 2nd Floor
152 – 154 Curtain Road
London, EC2A 3AT

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