Our collaboration with Aer Rianta International for the Loop Duty-Free has won a global Airport & Travel award for Best eCommerce.

The Loop won in the Best eCommerce category, with judges selecting it as a winner for the enhanced gift-with-purchase journey that increased conversions across the site.

About the Moodies

This is the 9th edition of Moodie Davitt Report International Awards, the prestigious annual awards spotlight digital, social media and marketing excellence across the travel retail, airport and other travel-related sectors.

The entries underline the vibrancy of the broader travel retail ecosystem as a means of engaging the consumer through brilliant digital adoption and execution.

Matt Willey The Moodie Davitt Report

Director of Development & Innovation at The Moodie Davitt Report, Mat Willey, further added…

“This culture of innovation clearly heightened during the pandemic, lends weight to hopes of a super-charged recovery in the next chapter of the travel retail evolution.”

WONDR has continued its winning streak with 2 more prestigious prizes at the 2022 Annual Digital Media Awards.

From over 400 entrants, WONDR were finalists in 3 categories for Best Small Agency, Best Website and Best in Financial Services.

On the night we took home one of the top prizes, a GOLD award for Best Small Agency, whilst we also collected a Silver Award for Best Website.

The Digital Media Awards are now in their 19th year and are one of the most well-established and well-known award programmes in Ireland.

The awards recognise creativity and innovation across digital media, including digital content creation, advertising and marketing, mobile media, social networking, app development, web design and development.

 

"A fabulous way to celebrate our 9th year by being chosen as the Best in Ireland.

Dermot O'Shea Founder - WONDR

Continuous Recognition for Ireland’s No.1

These awards follow on our recent wins at the Global Digital Vega Awards where we also collected 3 awards.

Previous to these recent award wins, WONDR also collected 22 awards in 12-months from some of the world’s most prestigious design programmes, including the Webbys (USA), UX Design Awards (Germany) & the Lau Awards (Spain).

Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) & its Foundation (TUHF) have launched a new brand to help deliver innovation in the Med Tech space.

The Innovate Health Tallaght University Hospital brand’s aim is to attract both domestic and international investors/partners to allow the centre to continue its work.

Originally launched in 2021, Innovate Health TUH aims to attract potential investors and partners in a competitive market which includes household names like the Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School and Stanford Medical School.

To reflect the ambitious nature of this funding drive, the new brand and website were launched by Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar T.D. at an event hosted by Tallaght University Hospital Foundation (TUHF) in the Museum of Modern Literature (MoLI) in September 2022.

The event brought Ireland’s foremost business leaders, policymakers, and health innovators together to mark Innovate Health TUH’s first year in establishing and growing Tallaght University Hospital’s ‘Innovation Model’.

Developing a global brand with substance

Named ‘Innovate Health Tallaght University Hospital’ the innovation centre’s singular aim is to revolutionalise healthcare here and across the globe.

This new breed of MedTech will facilitate idea generation, problem-solving and implementation while focusing on key areas such as brain health, chronic diseases and ageing. By combining new ideas with digital health technology they will enhance the delivery of healthcare. In doing so, Innovate Health TUH will provide better outcomes for patients.

Working closely with Ringers, a new digital brand, positioning, visual language and website was delivered for Innovate Health Tallaght University Hospital.

The new website encompasses the brand vision, the depth of expertise in the innovation centre’s team leadership and the centre’s success to date. The digital product profiles alumni technology ideas and partnerships and gives clear and concise access to stakeholders on how they can work with the brand.

By utilising aspects of the hospital’s heritage and reputation, we created a living, breathing innovativion brand that communicates ambition, experience and expertise.

Oisín Hurst WONDR
Brand Director

Every year Awwwards hold a conference in an iconic city to bring the global design community together with inspirational talks on trends, new technologies and provocative thoughts to create discussion.

Over two days we heard from designers, developers and digital experts from across the globe who gave fascinating insights on what’s happening next, here are our key takeouts from the event.

3D Web Experiences

3D Web Experiences

To 3D or not 3D? That, as it happens, is a complicated question.

Nothing quite compares to the impact of well crafted 3D experience, be that through video or WebGL. Paired with great content and presented with compelling motion design, 3D has the power to cut through and create genuinely engaging digital experiences. But, they come at a cost.

The additional processing power to serve and run such experiences is coupled with a greater awareness that 3D and motion design are inherently less accessible.

In the same way packaging designers have evolved to consider environmental and user impact, so too should digital designers when considering what creative tools to employ and deploy.

At the same time digital designers are finding access to 3D software, motion graphics and webGL (through ThreeJS etc) is becoming easier and more ‘designer’ friendly. In addition, the spectre of the meta-verse is driving us towards more, not less 3D.

In other words, these forbidden fruits are increasingly reachable. Their demand also seems to be increasing. But just because we can, doesn’t mean we should. As always, the experiences we create must serve the brand and the message, not the latest fad or tools we have to hand.

Expression through motion design

Motion is something that can have a phenomenal impact on any website, creating focus around key areas, not only making it more interactive for the user but giving the brand life and personality to evoke positive emotion.

We like to use motion to draw users attention & provide feedback on their progress where possible, but it’s critical to ensure motion never hinders functionality but adds to the user experience.

Likha Aesthetic Clinic uses subtle motion design to build empathy with the user. This site has been benchmarked by Awwwards for mobile excellence, due to the fact whilst we had used motion design to enhance the experience, it did not affect performance on mobile devices.

Balance between science, data & art

Helping users think and feel by finding the balance between science and art is a topic from the event that really stood out to us as well, as it is something that we are passionate about.

We like combining science, data and creativity to create digital products that deliver for both users and brands alike.

A recent example of this was for the 11Onze El Canut App, where we utilised the latest in artificial intelligence to predict user behaviour on our proposed designs for the launch. We then correlated this data against the results of real user testing with over 1,200 people to validate, refine and ensure we had the right user experience that would deliver for everyone.

11Onze were a good example of a brand willing to be brave, as we released openly via the user test what we were going to launch into the market. We weren’t worried by the competition nor were we afraid to hear what customers would think, in fact we welcomed it and took onboard their feedback to deliver something they wanted.

Do the Unexpected

One of the key themes that really struck a chord with us was being brave by ‘Doing something unexpected’.

We strongly agree with this sentiment and why it’s in our company ethos – Clarity & Bravery.

Bravery is something we bring to every digital product we work on. As we highlighted in the case of 11Onze, you can make brave choices with confidence that they will deliver through the use of science, data & art. We always push our client partners to do what is possible and right for their customers and we try to not allow technology to limit our scope but actually empower it.

So next time you hear the word MVP (minimal viable product), try and substitute it in your mind for MLP (most ❤️ lovable product).

 

📸 Shots from the event

WP Engine, one of the world’s most trusted WordPress technology companies, have showcased 11Onze’s fintech social networking platform.

La Plaça (The Square) is Europe’s first and largest fintech community, which WONDR worked closely with the 11Onze leadership team to bring to life as well as their retail and business app.

The article documents the momentum of the brand over the past 12 months as it’s expanded its product & services on their award winning platform built on WP Engine.

WP Engine has also received the prestigious ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for its Information Security Management System (ISMS) which is used across platforms like La Plaça.

About 11Onze’s La Plaça

11Onze is the first community fintech in Europe to offer its members financial literacy and wealth creation services.

“La Plaça is what makes us unique. It’s an innovative fincom—a fusion of a social network and fintech to deliver community-driven financial services.”

James Sène Chairman - 11Onze

The brand fills a gap in the larger fintech sector with its La Plaça / The Square (private social network), Les Peles (digital currency), El Canut (universal banking super App) and expansive educational library, aimed at educating people with informative content on finance, economics, well-being and sustainability.

With 14,000 members and counting, La Plaça’s content archive has grown to include more than 1,212 videos and 1,131 online posts in three languages (English, Catalan, and Spanish). La Plaça has also transformed itself into an online marketplace where members can purchase products and services, and where they will be able to sell goods and services to other members in the future.

We’re proud to be the winners at the prestigious 2022 ADG LAU Awards in Barcelona, Spain.

Our collaboration with 11Onze on La Plaça, the world’s fintech private social network, has been awarded a Bronze Award for Best Responsive Design for Mobile at the 2022 ADG LAU Awards.

This year’s event was held at a special ceremony at the magnificent ‘Museu del Disseny’ and was one of the highlights of Barcelona Design Week.

ADG LAU Awards

The ADG LAU Awards are one of Spain’s most sought after design prizes honouring excellence across digital, product, visual comms, film and packaging.

Established in 1964, this year the ADG LAU Awards received more than 1200 entries from the best design talent across Spain and beyond.

ADG are the Association of Art Directors and Graphic Designers, a private non-profit organization based in Barcelona and members of the FAD, an institution of the Promotion of Arts and Design since 1903.

To be awarded at the prestigious LAU Awards is a great honour & a first for a 🇮🇪 design company.

Dermot O'Shea Founder - WONDR

LAU Awards Exhibition

The awards had a an expert judging panel made up of Spain’s top design talent across multiple disciplines.

The winning work selected by the judges is now on display at the Museu del Disseny (Barcelona Design Museum).

A well worthwhile visit where you will find the best in digital, product, furniture, visual comms, automotive and many many more.

About 11Onze

11Onze is the first community fintech in Europe offering financial literacy and wealth creation services to its members.

The brand fills a gap in the larger fintech sector with its La Plaça / The Square (private social network), Les Peles (digital currency), El Canut (universal banking super App) and expansive educational library, aimed at educating people with informative content on finance, economics, well-being and sustainability.

To date, 11Onze, which has a clear vision to educate and engage its members on money matters, has uploaded more than 1,985 videos and 2,034 online posts in three languages (English, Catalan, Spanish) with over 10,000 active users using the platform.

WONDR has been named as the Best Digital Product Agency Ireland 🇮🇪 by the global Prestige Awards programme 21/22.

The Prestige Awards recognise small and medium-sized businesses that have proven to be the best in their market over the past 12 months.

This award is our 21st in the past 12 months. It recognises the quality we have delivered for our clients across the globe.

Dermot O'Shea Founder - WONDR

Best Digital Product Agency Ireland

 

The judging panel selects the winners from over 1,448 entrants based on the businesses who can demonstrate the most in service excellence, quality of the service provided, innovative practices, ethical or sustainable methods of working, as well as consistency in performance.

Multi-Award Winners

This recognition for ‘Best Product Agency Ireland’ is WONDR’s 21st award in the past 12 months. It was a landmark year in which the business picked up winning prizes from prestigious award programmes across the globe.

 

Some of the highlights include:

We’re pleased to announce that our work with ESB Networks was the Winner of Best Energy & Utilities Website at the 2022 Progress Sitefinity Website of the Year Awards.

This years awards were evaluated across six categories of criteria—visual design, content, layout and navigation, complexity, innovation and significance—and selected through public voting with more than 6,200 votes cast.

 

 

The ESB Networks website serves as a public face to the utility where users can register new connections, report faults, submit meter readings and also get real time updates on power outages in their area.

For more than a decade, the Progress Sitefinity Website of the Year Awards have recognised exceptional global digital experiences that deliver to their customers and end users.

The contest was open for all Sitefinity platform deployments that were launched or significantly upgraded in the past year. Progress technology is used by hundreds of thousands of enterprises, including 1,700 software companies and 3.5 million developers.

“We are proud to honor ESB Networks & WONDR at this year’s Sitefinity Website of the Year Awards.”

John Ainsworth EVP - Progress

We're so proud to have won this global award. We wanted to ensure a better user journey for our customers and this award is important recognition that we delivered on this.

Aisling Walsh Customer, Brand & Social Manager - ESB Networks

About ESB Networks

As part of ESB Group, ESB Networks are licensed to build, operate, maintain and develop the electricity network in the Republic of Ireland. With over 2.3 million electricity customers across the country, the brand plays a key role in keeping Ireland’s power network active & connected, whilst enhancing the network with the latest smart & sustainable technology.

ESB Networks have been benchmarked globally as a best in class utility brand, this award reinforces this.

Dermot O'Shea Founder - WONDR

Radiocentre Ireland has been launched to promote the effectiveness of radio/audio to brands, advertisers and agencies in the Republic of Ireland.

Radiocentre Ireland,a newly formed body brought together by RTÉ and the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland, teamed up with ourselves to develop a vibrant digital brand launch that could be used across web and physical events to enable them to showcase the power of radio & audio as a medium.

 

Ciaran Cunningham - Power of Audio Event

 

With over 3.2 million Irish adults listening to the radio every single day, the brand led with a more youthful visual language to better reflect the changing demographics of listeners across Ireland.

"Audio is theatre of the mind, there are endless ways to create something unique that resonates with audiences of all ages."

Ciarán Cunningham CEO - Radiocentre Ireland

Bespoke Irish Research

In an era of endless choices for brands & agencies to spend their marketing budgets, Radiocentre Ireland will be commissioning bespoke research to measure the effectiveness of radio & audio in Ireland to demonstrate its return on investment.

According to similar studies in the UK, for every £1 spent by advertisers on radio & audio, on average they get a return on investment of £7.70. The Irish research will look to validate, measure and build trust in the medium to help increase its share of marketing budgets.

 

RadiocentreIreland-Website-Launch

 

The site provides access to special events, latest trends & research reports in order to provide a depth of trustworthy information for brands, advertisers & agencies on the reach and impact of radio & audio as a marketing medium across Ireland.

WONDR is proud to be the winners of Best Digital Product at the global UX Design Awards.

The award was for our work on ESB’s (Electricity Supply Board) Real-Time Visualisation (RTV) application.

This was a unique and special dashboard of complex power generation data from every power station in Ireland (including renewables) that acts as a single source of truth.

RTV is now considered an essential product by all our stakeholders and is embedded in our daily operations. Therefore helping us to achieve our Net Zero strategy.

Anna Doran ESB
Product Owner

Twitter-Header-Winner-UX-Design-Awards

 

The award was introduced by Lisa Gerkens, Forward31 | Porsche Digital and accepted by WONDR Design Lead, Mariana Spagnuolo and Founder, Dermot O’Shea.

We awarded this work because we believed it took on a great challenge. The impact of the product results in more efficiency in the use of energy with a focus on renewables.

Lisa Gerkens Forward31 | Porsche Digital

Whilst WONDR & ESB couldn’t collect the award in person in Berlin due to the pandemic, we accepted the award at the virtual ceremony which you can view here.

ESB – A Data Driven Digital Utility

ESB is the leading Irish utility focused on providing competitive and sustainable energy solutions to the Irish public. Built on Microsoft Azure, RTV facilitates the management of energy generation and trading, and allows the business to make realtime decisions for trading energy.

Daragh Noctor, ESB Generation & Trading Analytics Manager | CIO Analytics, highlighted how…

“RTV blends market, business, asset and station information to create a business narrative in a clear, compelling and engaging way that helps inform its audience on decision making. It’s success is evidenced in its daily use by Station management, Engineering, Trading and right up to the Executive level.”

RTV provides the foundational capability for Generation and Trading's Analytical Framework and is the first in a series of analytical products that will fully enable ESB on becoming a data-driven digital utility.

Daragh Noctor ESB
Analytics Manager

About the UX Design Awards

The UX Design Awards are one of the most prestigious international awarding bodies, who honor the impact accomplished UX design has on shaping a positive living environment for all. Congratulations to our lovely clients and the fantastic WONDR team who worked together to deliver world class work.

The awards are run by the International Design Centre Berlin, who this year celebrate their 50th anniversary. Previous winners at the UX Design Awards include Mercedes Benz, Microsoft, Samsung, Philips, Dyson and Bang & Olufsen to name but a few.

 

This prestigious award recognises the depth of quality WONDR delivers for all its clients across the globe. We were the most nominated design company & to win an award showcases the cutting edge work we do across Energy, Data, Fintech, Blockchain & Crypto.

Dermot O'Shea Founder - WONDR