Dot Mini. The First Smart Media Device For The Visually Impaired.
PROBLEM:Access to content is very difficult for the 285 million blind and visually impaired people worldwide: Only 3% of all digital text content is available in Braille, because material is expensive and translation requires human understanding, which makes it not profitable for publishers in most cases. There is no alternative to Braille, especially for education: 90% of people who can’t read Braille are unemployed.Braille translation is highly complex: Grade 2 Braille – the standard for longer text – relies heavily on contractions. This leads to ambiguity, where exact meaning depends on context. So far, even the best software requires additional human input.SOLUTION:Dot Mini is the first smart media device for the visually impaired. It makes any digital text content accessible through the innovative Dot Translation Engine based on AI.The 16 Cell Active Braille Display is built with the innovative (70 patents) Dot Technology, uniquely based on magnetism, which reduces size, weight, power consumption and price by up to ten times.Dot Mini can access digital text files from online libraries and websites, local and network storage.Full audio support with speaker, headphones and microphone allows multisensory experiences like karaoke and even experiencing movies.Intuitive control elements (directional pad, select, menu, scroll buttons) and voice recognition make interactive applications like text editing, calculation and even games possible.RESULT:Ongoing rollout of first 1000 units in Kenya and India.200,000 books already directly available through partnerships with big content platforms (Rakuten Kobo, Yes24).40,000 units pre-ordered for global launch in late 2018.
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Serviceplan Switzerland Create An Incorrigible campaign for Ragusa Chocolate
A witty new campaign from Serviceplan Switzerland for popular Swiss chocolate brand Ragusa, celebrates people’s incorrigible character traits.
Ragusa is one of the most popular brands in Switzerland. The traditional chocolate produced by family company Camille Bloch was invented over 75 years ago, and has stayed true to itself ever since.
Ragusa has “The same basic recipe, traditional premium quality and the same edginess”, explains Fabienne Leuenberger, Brand Manager at Ragusa.
When you can claim such a strong brand essence as your own, it's an asset you don't want to give away. Ragusa's authentic character is placed at the core of the current brand communication. “Incorrigible” is the claim of the new campaign by Serviceplan Suisse that has been generating attention in Switzerland.
This new campaign features 4 films and 4 posters depicting humorous scenes of incorrigible people and titled; ‘Laptop’, ‘Lift’, ‘Meditation’ and ‘Supermarket’. The dictionary definition of an incorrigible person or incorrigible behavior being someone or something that is impossible to change or improve. This repositioning of Ragusa stays true to the core of the brand, its enduring quality and traditional recipe.
“We wanted to show that Ragusa is just like all of us: not perfect, but full of character. Incorrigible, basically.” Said Serviceplan SuisseExecutive Creative Director Raul Serrat. He added: “Ragusa is holding on to its authenticity – stubbornly, but with great confidence.”
The new campaign plays on Ragusa's originality, and the uniqueness of the people who enjoy it. From this initial thought, the team around creative directors Florian Birkner and Simon Staub developed a campaign that is just as original as Ragusa – with a new layout, attention-grabbing headlines, social media activities and 4 films.
With a cheeky sense of humor, the campaign brought everyday people and their incorrigible character traits to the fore, to strengthen the cult factor of the brand and bring to the attention of a younger audience. The films were made by multiple award-winning director John Grammatico, whose comic intuition enabled him to create short films that were just the right amount of weird to work well on social media. In a unique tonality, they presented everyday characters and their idiosyncrasies, with small stories taken from real-life that we can all identify with.