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.
Matt Willey The Moodie Davitt Report
The entries underline the vibrancy of the broader travel retail ecosystem as a means of engaging the consumer through brilliant digital adoption and execution.
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.”
As part of Design Week 2022, the Institute of Designers Ireland with support from the Design Crafts Council of Ireland have opened the IDI ReJOYce Exhibition to celebrate the best of Irish Design over the past 50 years.
The exhibition aims to showcase the depth of creativity and far reaching impact that the Irish design industry delivers to businesses across the globe.
A stat highlighted by Minister Humphreys from a Grant Thornton report which commissioned by the Design & Crafts Council Ireland, highlights a turnover of €53 billion across design & craft in the Irish economy.
The exhibition was opened at Two Central Plaza, Dame Street with a speech by the Minister for Social Protection of Ireland, Heather Humphreys. The exhibition plans to raise the profile of Irish design to the general public and will run from the 16th November until 2nd December 2022.
WONDR are featured in the digital design section of the exhibition with our work for clients from across home and abroad which include, 11Onze ‘La Plaça’ (Spain), Likha Aesthetic Clinic (Ireland) and CSSDA WOTY (global).
IDI 50 years on
The exhibition marks the 50th Anniversary of the IDI, who were established in 1972 by a group of passionate designers led by architect Raymond McGrath, who created a community where designers could support each other and encourage development of the design profession.
50 years on, navigating economic highs and lows, that profession is valued at €6bn and the IDI has continued to support designers and their businesses every step of the way.
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).
We are proud to announce that our collaboration with Package Portal has won a global digital award for Best Services & Utilities App.
This year the awards programmes had over 1,000 submissions from 20 countries worldwide. The International Awards Associate (IAA) organised the Vega Digital Awards to celebrate digital excellence worldwide, recognising the very best in Websites, Video, Mobile, Social, Animation, Marketing, and Podcasts.
The judging panel was comprised of 22 highly respected and experienced professional experts from 10 countries, who selected Package portal as a winner.
Pioneers in Web3 Technology
PackagePortal is an app that rewards online shoppers with cryptocurrency for confirming their deliveries and rating the experience. It enables brands and consumers to reconnect at the moment of delivery, with a Web3 platform that tokenizes user feedback for post-purchase engagement.
Shippers and shoppers can provide value to one another while cultivating better service and honest data from delivery partners. The app had around 8 million deliveries scanned and just over 1 million registered users at peak.
Package Portal tasked WONDR with re-designing the app to improve customer experience.
WONDR worked as an extension of our own team. They truly cared about the product and its design as much as we did.J.G. Whitley Package Portal
This award is an important recognition for Package Portal which has pushed the boundaries of what is possible with Web3 technology and created a cult following amongst its users.
In addition to this award, Package Portal was a finalist at the prestigious UX Design Awards and published in their annual design journal. The brand is also a finalist for ‘Best App‘ at the IDI Awards 2022 run by the Institute of Designers Ireland.
We’re proud to announce that our collaboration with 11Onze has won a global digital award for excellence.
11Onze‘s universal banking app ‘El Canut’ has won a Centauri Award for Best Financial Services App at the Vega Global Digital Awards.
11Onze’s financial application, which celebrated its first anniversary this month, overcame all obstacles to win a new international award. More than 1,000 applications were received from 20 countries.
"We strongly believe in the democratisation of banking and financial services. That’s why we're delighted to have our technological milestones recognised as pioneering."James Sène Chairman - 11Onze
A global benchmark
The story behind the launch of El Canut was captured perfectly in a film, that premiered in Barcelona, entitled ‘In a few days’. Attempts at sabotage, infiltrators and constant pressure aimed at derailing the birth of 11Onze as a Catalan community fintech.
The project, however, dodged the problems, moved forward and now users have in their hands an application that has been recognised across the globe as an award-winning benchmark by the Vega Digital Awards (global), the Webbys (USA), UX Design Awards (Germany), The ADG Laus (Spain) and IDI Awards (Ireland).
About the Vega Digital Awards
The Vega Digital Awards are organised by the International Awards Associate (IAA) and they aim to celebrate digital excellence worldwide, recognising the very best in Websites, Video, Mobile, Social, Animation, Marketing, and Podcasts.
This year the judging panel was comprised of 22 experts from 10 countries. The theme for the 2022 Vega Awards is ‘Transcending Boundaries’ – to go beyond the common and to set ourselves apart.
11Onze is a Barcelona-based fintech that has done nothing but transcend boundaries since its launch, their mission is to empower the financial health and decisions of the Catalan community in Spain and abroad by creating an expansive resource, ‘El Canut‘.
The vision for the app was to offer customers the ability to manage all their bank accounts in one place, no matter what country they reside in. In addition, customers would be able to manage all their payments, transfers, savings and loans from one source – a one-stop-shop banking app.
‘El Canut’ is an old Catalan phrase that means purse. Unlike the old phrase, the product and service of 11Onze and El Canut was radically new for the Spanish and European markets. This was the key design challenge for our team; to design a disruptive banking app to coincide with the launch of a new way of delivering community banking and ‘transcending boundaries’.
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.
Oisín Hurst WONDR
By utilising aspects of the hospital’s heritage and reputation, we created a living, breathing innovativion brand that communicates ambition, experience and expertise.
We have been selected as finalists in 3 categories at this year’s Digital Media Awards (DMAs).
We’re finalists for Best Website, Best in Financial Services & Best Small Agency.
Best Financial Services
The Digital Media Awards are now in their 19th year and one of the most well established award programmes in Ireland.
They recognise creativity and innovation across digital media which includes digital content creation, advertising and marketing, mobile media, social networking, app development, web design and development.
After a successful year of delivering high quality output for brands across the globe, it would be a fitting touch to be recognised at home by the DMAs.Dermot O'Shea Founder - WONDR
Gala Dinner Ceremony
The Digital Media Award winners will be announced at a gala dinner hosted by Alan Shortt on Friday the 11th of November in the Convention Centre at The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin.
We’re shortlisted for not one, but two of our projects at The Institute of Designers Ireland’s (IDI) Awards 2022.
The IDI Awards showcases the best in Irish design across fashion/textiles, products, digital, visual communications, structures & spaces, so we’re honoured to be shortlisted.
Our work for Package Portal was shortlisted for Best App.
Package Portal is a contactless proof-of-delivery app for online shoppers that rewards users with crypto in exchange for their data.
We’re looking forward to celebrating the best in Irish design & the 50th anniversary year of the IDI at the awards ceremony in the Marker Hotel on the 17th Nov 22.
Held in the unique Drury Buildings, we hosted our first of a series of events called the Get-Together with WONDR.
The Get-together was an opportunity for our client partners, the WONDR team and friends of the business to ditch the zoom calls for an afternoon and meet face-to-face over drinks & canapés.
It was a welcome opportunity to get to know ‘the faces’ behind the screen and celebrate our recent award wins together.
It’s been a very successful year as we’ve collected 22 awards from some of the world’s most prestigious design award programmes.
Thank you to everyone who attended, the room was full of smiles and the conversations were flowing throughout.
Our next get-together will be better than ever so if you missed this one, make sure to mark your calendar for the next one.
Here are a collection of shots from the event 👇🏾
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).