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Hej - you're not alone. / Remote Collaboration

Hej - you're not alone.
Hej - you're not alone.

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_02 2019

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_02 2019

The number of remote workers rises and therefore the negative effects of isolation. Loneliness affects your motivation and happiness which ultimately decreases work quality and can even lead to health issues. We want to give remote workers an ambient feeling of presence of their coworkers, and the opportunity to have lighthearted and easy social interactions that increase a tribe feeling.

Hej gives you an abstract visualization of your colleagues and the ability to visually and verbally communicate with them as if they were in the same room. This combined with a friendly, inviting design facilitates exchange and bonding between coworkers.

We are very honored to receive the iF Design Talent Award for our project. In our technology driven society, healthy emotional relationships tend to fall behind. Therefore, being able to create something that can counter this trend means a lot to us. Seeing that this project gets this kind of recognition encourages us to keep on creating meaningful products that help and inspire others.
Winner Statement
University

Umeå University

Umeå University
Umeå, Sweden

Tim Schwarz,
Umeå University

Mehmet Mehmetalioğlu,
Umeå University