Monday, December 28, 2009

Work it

Le Laboureur - Made for Hard Work (Hyper Island, Interactive User Experience)

This was an interactive concept for french work wear brand Le Laboureur; re-defining what Hard Work is, by letting workers of all professions claim recognition and get appreciated for their efforts.Made by Hyper Island students Sveinung Skaalnes Anna María Larsson, Lasse Korsgaard, Nathan Ross and Ämeli Hansson (Interactive Art Director 2010.)

Le Laboureur - Made for Hard Work from Sveinung Skaalnes on Vimeo.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Libby - the digital way to learn

Libby - Digital eBook Application Prototype for Swedish publishing house Natur & Kultur.

This is an application made by The Hyper Island students Cecilie Lund Madsen, Erik Öhlen, Fredrik Weinestad and August Björnberg.
The mission was to create an digital solution that would distribute and handle digital literature online and/or offline. 53 Colors created "Libby" that is an online/offline application for computers and mobile devices. The key features gives the user to buy/browse through Natur & Kultur's range of student and other literature, store the material on the web and externally, go interactive with other users in forums and reviews. Another tool that we focused alot on is the 'Reader' which gives the student tools to improve the speed and quality of their learning.

Libby - Digital eBook Application Prototype from Fred Winetown on Vimeo.

Hyper Island and Natur & Kultur are learning partners

So Worth it

So worth it, is a Video made by a group of hyper island students.

Hi Nathan, Interactive Art Director student. Tell us about this vid:

- It was Created for Doritos Presents: Crash the Super Bowl. Johan Blomborg, Johan Dettmar, Erik Öhlen, Viveca Forsblom Ljungdahl and myself collaborated to come up with something fun and original for the brief. In the end, we created something between slap stick humor and David Lynch style storytelling. All in all we had a great time working together on the project.

So Worth It from Nathan Ross on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Interview with Hyper's marketing director, by Svenskt näringsliv

Schools need to be aware of the demands and needs that exist in the industry and according to "Svenskt Näringsliv" Hyper Island "are right on the money"
–The idea is to keep school as close to the industry as possible, says Christian Olsson, Marketing Director at Hyper Island. The collaboration starts with the curriculum and all tasks and assignments are closely linked to "real" industry demand.
Christian also explains that the Hyper Island students take responsibility for their own development, but Hyper Island is supplying them with a "smorgasbord" of different opportunities.
click here to watch the interview(in Swedish)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Quant analysis

Onezise gave The Motion Graphic Designers a brief; to visualize the complexity of quant analysis and make it into a 20 sec introduction to a dutch documentary.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Ikea Playground, by Lap of Luxury

The video is a case movie for IKEA PLAYGROUND, our pitch to Ikea for the Interactive Art Director's third module, Interactive User Experience. It was made by Kenneth Larsen, Simon Schlyter, Maira Serra Sougwen Chung,

Ikea Playground™ - a retrospect by Lap of Luxury from hyperisland on Vimeo.

Baby Talk

The Interactive Art Director students were given a brief from Goodby, Silverstein & Partners: Make something that will create revenue as well as stimulating all five senses. This is the result:

BabyTalk from Azin Ashourvan on Vimeo.

Created by
Azin Ashourvan, Hanna Wittmark, Layla Cavalcante, Maira Serra, Niklas Edlund

Steffen's Showreel

Motion Graphics Design student Steffen Knoesgaard just finished his showreel. Check it out!

Steffen K Showreel2010 from Steffen K on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Short Film on Hyper Island

YH myndigheten has made a short film about Hyper Island. Check it out! (in Swedish)


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Video of the week

There is a new feature on the Hyper Island website called video of the week. This is the latest published video, Motion Peace, a short piece by Motion Graphics Designer Linus Lundin, Claudio Salas, Oscar Höglund and Marte Breivik.


Presentation Pics

The results from the Concept & Development module in Stockholm was presented at Färgrabriken last week. The module was an exercise in taking an idea and turning it into a full scale business concept. The idea from the facilitators was to create a Dragon's Den-like environment to give the presentations an extra dimension. The dragon's were The Klara Kviberg, project manager, Tomas Seo, planner, & Göran Pallmar, investor.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Essen came to visit

Swedish branding agency Essen came to Hyper Island last week to discuss the importance of a strong concept behind the design. Read more on the Essen website

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Hello Goodby

Andrew and Zach from Goodby,Silverstein & partners came to Hyper Island Stockholm on Thursday 3 December. It was Andrew's first time here, and he was very pleased.

– It has really been great, Sweden and Stockholm is fantastic and the students here are golden!

Zach has visited Hyper Island several times so we asked him: Zach, how come you keep coming back all the time?

– I guess that it's because of the depth of understanding of new media that the students here have, and also the amount of tools they can use to channel their skills. We don't see this level at many other schools

– The international constellation of every work group is also part of the school's strength. I actually come here to meet the future of this industry, and to see what they're up to.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Hyper Island Recruitment Tour reaches Stockholm!

On our global tour to find the future talents of the digital media industry we have finally reached the Swedish capital. On Saturday 5 December the Hyper Island premises on Telefonplan, Stockholm will be open to all of you who think that you have what it takes. All you need to do is to apply for a seat at the recruitment day. Don't be a stranger.

See you in Stockholm!

/ The Hyper Island Crew