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An atmospheric and beautifully crafted way to digitalise an album

Önnu Jónu Son

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Önnu Jónu Son

A totally immersive and playful, fun app experience

McDonald's Getaway Island

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McDonald's Getaway Island

Spending days at this beautifully crafted and innovative digital library

Americana

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Americana

A flawlessly implemented website with an eye-opening message

The Drop Store

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The Drop Store

Taking the world of hospitality to the next level, digitally

Be My Guest

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Be My Guest

A visually strong mix of digital storytelling & e-commerce

CL9UD

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CL9UD

Raising digital awareness: the decline in press freedom

The Erased font

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The Erased font

A sophisticated digital experience to explore an iconic museum online

foam.org

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foam.org

A visually stunning and impactful, interactive documentary

The Pollinators of Slovenia

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The Pollinators of Slovenia

A journey towards equality. Decoding gender-bias in AI

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MissJourney
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Christian Mezöfi from Dentsu Creative: loves detail and 3D design

Christian Mezöfi Dentsu Creative & Dutch Digital Design curator

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Christian Mezöfi Dentsu Creative & Dutch Digital Design curator

Welcome ACE, Cut the Code, DotControl, Lava and Merlin Studio

welcome to five new partners

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welcome to five new partners

Aurelija Mockeviciute: visual designer & Dutch Digital Design curator

Meet Aurelija Mockeviciute from Clever°Franke

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Meet Aurelija Mockeviciute from Clever°Franke

To be a Robot Kitten: passionate about creative technology

Partner in the Spotlight: Robot Kittens

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Partner in the Spotlight: Robot Kittens

Dutch Digital Design does Dutch Design Week 2023

Dutch Digital Design does Dutch Design Week 2023

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Dutch Digital Design does Dutch Design Week 2023

ADNIGHT 2023: we present to you the Dutch Digital Design route

Adnight - Dutch Digital Design route

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Adnight - Dutch Digital Design route

Erick de Jong: creative director, one of our curators, Japanophile

Curator's choice - Erick de Jong from Fonk

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Curator's choice - Erick de Jong from Fonk

Curator’s Choice: meet Giulia Principe & the work of Roelof Knol

Curator’s Choice: meet Giulia Principe & the work of Roelof Knol

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Curator’s Choice: meet Giulia Principe & the work of Roelof Knol

Partner in the Spotlight: Greenberry for socially responsible digital design

Partner in the Spotlight - Greenberry

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Partner in the Spotlight - Greenberry

When Suzanne Visser & Dutch Digital Design did SXSW 2023

Dutch Digital Design at SXSW 23

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Dutch Digital Design at SXSW 23
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Cinekid Play:
an otherworldly 3D gamified universe

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Cinekid is the world’s largest international film, television and media festival for children. At the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam, and around 40 locations across the country, children can watch new films and television productions, and meet the creators. They also get a chance to explore the MediaLab, an amazing playground with interactive art installations, workshops, games and apps. But how does a physical, international festival reinvent itself during the Corona pandemic? Amsterdam-based digital product-and-experience studio Next Empire was given the challenge to do just that. They digitally enhanced the physical festival, and created a freemium content-on-demand platform: Cinekid Play.

The agency worked closely with Cinekid for five months. Formulating a strategy and business model. Setting the brief, and creating a concept.

Next Empire developed an incredibly engaging real-time 3D gamified universe. Here kids can explore themed planets filled with Cinekid content and experiences like movies, workshops , animations and interactive games. They also collaborated with design and motion studio Woodwork who were in charge of the 3D art direction. Next Empire then translated this into real-time code and shaders*.

*A shader is a bit of computer code that is commonly used to describe how a surface will be rendered.

They also built a custom CMS where Cinekid could create and populate an unlimited number of planets. As well as a login-only environment for industry professionals to watch and discuss the movies.

'With Cinekid Play we try to make Cinekid accessible for as many children as possible, all year round - to deliver our mission: stimulate children’s creativity and curiosity, and help them see the world a little different. To become (other)world(ly) citizens.'
(Heleen Rouw - CEO at Cinekid)

Super-cool experience! Keeping away from clichés often used in interfaces for kids. Brings out my inner kid. Love the visual style.

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