No hidden dangers

Ulstein, known as one of Norway's major innovators in shipbuilding with its high-profile X-Bow ships, contacted EGGS Design to create the world's best user experience of IAS (Integrated Automation Systems) as part of its investment in ship automation and bridge systems. The task was simple: make sure everything is above board and visible when it comes to the boat's warning and control systems.

The jury’s verdict

"Creating such an easy and intuitive system for something as complex as a modern supply ship is impressive. An enormous amount of information needs to be presented correctly by interactive and visual means, and errors can result in fatal consequences. Here, EGGS Design shows its strategic and design strength; for example, the alarm star that makes it possible to understand the ship's alarm situation through pattern recognition – an excellent solution. This is a world-class software product in its genre, purchased by a customer that repeatedly shows its determination and ability to use design to innovate and create new markets."

I want to say that Ulstein is a company that 'has understood it'. They have realized that design is not ornamentation, but a method for innovation and they deserve all possible applause for staying true to it in a tough market situation where many others would think that design should come in second place due to cost cuts.
Paal Holter, EGGS
Not only did Ulstein and EGGS receive the Doga Award, the project was one of only six nominated projects for the Doga Honours Award. Jonas Wenström, Senior Development Engineer at Ulstein Power & Control (left), received the award together with the design team from EGGS.

About DOGA Award for Design and Architecture

The award is a distinction awarded by DOGA to Norwegian businesses and designers who demonstrate the outstanding use of design and architecture. The award is leading to its kind in Norway. The award showcases and spotlights exemplary projects of innovative and user-centred solutions. The jury focuses primarily on the process and collaboration between the commissioning party and design practitioner.

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