The Red Dot Awards competition is organized by Essen-based Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, one of the oldest and most prestigious design institutions worldwide. The international jury bestows the sought-after seal of quality only to those products that stand out based on innovation, functionality, quality, ergonomics and durability.
In spring, Joan beat out over 5,000 competing entries from 57 countries, receiving the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016 for its minimalist appearance and ease of use. On July 4 we joined 1,800 guests from across the globe in Essen, Germany toofficially celebrate this triumph of electronic paper.
“Our goal was to develop intelligent technology in an easy-to-use product to fulfill modern workplace needs,” explains Matej Zalar, CEO of Visionect. “Joan’s development has been influenced by its earliest users such as Microsoft, Dell, DreamWorks and others. We relied on user needs and feedback to create a simple, intuitive interface.”
The result? An amazing product tailored exactly to the user’s needs, simplifying the office experience by connecting to existing calendars and Wi-Fi.
The Designers’ Night also marked the opening of the special “Design on Stage” exhibition. Joan Meeting Room Assistant and other winning products will now be on display for one month at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, before being included in the museum’s permanent exhibition.