Philip Battin

Design Strategy




2014Dear City featured on The Atlantic, Bettery Magazine, Fast Company and CBC
The launch of version 3 of Dear City has been picked up by The Atlantic, Fast Company, Bettery Magazine and CBC.
2014Best design essay of 2013
Happy to see my essay shortlisted as one of the 15 best design essays of 2013 on FastCompany
2014Design Strategist at Google [x]
I am happy to announce I’ve been hired by Google [x] to work as Design Strategist on Glass in their Mountain View office.
2013Article published on Fast Company
Fast Company has published my thoughts on how to improve the learnability of interactive products based on the notion of flow. Today’s interactive products are not designed to take people’s changing capacity and experience into account but I believe designers can use the fundamentals of video games and the psychological principles of flow to design enhanced user experiences. Read the article here
2013Presenting paper at Student Interaction Design Research conference
I am proud to have been selected to present my paper on ‘Flow principles in UX Design’ at the Student Interaction Design Research conference at Aarhus University April 9 - 10.
2013Mentioned on The Verge
The Verge picked up on my article on responsive user–experiences and wrote a little post about it. Read it here.
2013Featured on It's Nice That
I am very happy to be featured in the great online design magazine It’s Nice That and honored to read what they wrote about me and my work. Check out the article right here
2012Admitted as Master Student at Delft University of Technology
I am very happy to announce I’ve been admitted as student on the MSc programme in Strategic Product Design at Delft University of Technology in Netherlands.
2012Appointed member of the jury at Creative Circle
Creative Circle Award is Denmark’s biggest and most significant award within all the creative industries. As a member of the jury, I will be judging submitted works in the Advertisement Craft category.
2012Featured in book 'Scandinavian Graphic Design'
My work for Filter Magazine has been featured in the book ‘Scandinavian Graphic Design’ published by Sandu Publishing in China.
2011Article published on David Report
Head over to Davidreport and read my take on how Lego’s digital strategy is destroying its brand promise and why big brands can learn from indy startups like Mojang who used an agile process to develop one of the best selling computer games of 2011.
2011Named 'emerging danish talent' by ComputerArts
In their latest issue, Computer Arts feature a focus article on Denmark. In the article you will find an interview with me on the education and recent developments in danish design. You will also find a list of emerging danish design talents, which I am happy to be a part of.
2011Designer at Kontrapunkt
I am happy to announce I recently got hired as Designer at Kontrapunkt in Copenhagen.

Kontrapunkt is an independent brand and design agency. They’ve been working with global and local brands for 25 years now, and today they are more than 60 professionals crafting from offices in Copenhagen and Tokyo. Kontrapunkt cover every brand discipline: Strategy, expression and implementation.
2011Dear City featured in 'Arkitekten'
In the newest issue of the architectural magazine “Arkitekten” you will find a small article on our project Dear City and how its usability and design encourages citizen to engage in the growing digital critical mass.
2011Speaker on creative entrepreneurship in Copenhagen
To kickstart a debate on how to improve conditions for creative entrepreneurs in Copenhagen, the municipality of Copenhagen and Theory & Practice invited me to give a presentation on my experiences on how to nurture innovation with Dansk Dynamit. Also present were Alex Farcet from Startup Bootcamp and Christian Fumz from sharing their knowledge on startups and ad hoc office sharing in Copenhagen.
2011Portrait in Dagbladet Børsen
Dagbladet Børsen, a Danish daily newspaper specialising in business news, has published a portrait of Oskar Rough Mosumgaardand I based on our winning entry in the Rejseplanen service design competition. You can read some of the article on Børsen’s website for free.
2011Winning service design for Rejseplanen

Rejseplanen is digital travel planning service for public transportation in Denmark. Every year, Rejseplanen is responsible for delivering over 15 million travel plans, making it the most widely used internet service in Denmark.

This year they issues a service design competition for new innovative ideas. I am happy to announce the service design concept “The Intelligent Travelpartner” by Oskar Rough Mosumgaard and I won the competition and the chance to change the way you uses public transportation in the future.

Read more about our entry here.

Read the press release here.

2011Summer studies at Yonsei University, Seoul

I am honored and proud to be selected as one of 12 danish university students to attend INDEX: Design to Improve Life Summer School at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea - consistently ranked as one of top universities in the world. The course spans over four weeks and is aiming to educate the next generations of global citizens and leaders in an experience-oriented, cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural, international and integrated learning environment. In addition to attend the summer school I will also act as an Assistant and Culture Bearer for Denmark.

This i a unique chance for me to engage in a fully multi-disciplinary team to solve wicked problems and learn more about the Design To Improve Life methodism. It is also a brilliant chance for me personally to get familiar with Korean culture and urban lifestyle.

I can’t wait to eat kimchi in the morning and sing karaoke in the night after a nice portion of bibimbap.

2010Named 'One the most innovative new media talents in Denmark' by NewMediaDays

Tonight New Media Days published a list of young innovators under the age of 25. The annual conference, held in Copenhagen, attracts over 800 attendees to 2 days of lectures, workshops, inspiration and innovation. The list, containing 38 young innovators, is a new initiative by New Media Days to focus on the the upcoming talents shaping the new media scape in Denmark.

I am happy to announce I have been included on this prestigious list, among familiar faces from fellow designers, developers and thinkers.

2010Metronyt covering Kære København

It has been a pleasure to see this month’s Metronyt, a journal published by the Copenhagen Metro, adapting the rhetoric and aestethics from Kære København. All over the journal, which is to be found for free in every metro train, you will see small post-it messages concerning the Copenhagen Metro and the Copenhagen infrastructure quoted from Kære København. Of course we like the attention, but we love how the Metro company are following the utterances on Kære København, and (hopefully) adapting to the ideas and feedback from their users.

2010Assistant for Elmgreen & Dragset
Working as assistant to artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset in their Berlin studio.
2010Featured in book 'Logo Design 2' by Taschen

My work for Hus Forbi and Mylius Erichsen Bryghus is featured in the new book Logo Design Vol. 2 from Taschen.

Read more about the book here.

2010Featured in book "Blogs: Mad about Design"

This new book is an encyclopedia of design blogs. I am happy to see Dansk Dynamit is featured in the publication next to some of my favorite design and art-related websites such as VVORK, Honeyee, Manystuff, etc.

Buy the book at Amazon

2010Art Director at Norse Projects
I will be starting at Norse Projects where I will be working as Art Director.
2009Awarded travelling scholarship from The Danish Ministry of Culture

All higher creative educations in Denmark was challenged by The Danish Ministry of Culture to come up with a new opinion forming concept to cope with the progressing environmental challenges mankind is facing. The concept ‘Undskyld’ was at the COP Kreativ event selected as the winning entry, and awarded a grant of 30.000 DKK. The concept was developed by Philip Dam Roadley-Battin, Gertrud Wiik & Emil Frøge from Danmarks Designskole

2009Exhibiting at Linkup Showcase

I will be participating in the urban exhibition Link UP Showcase during the annual Copenhagen Design Week with JAJA Architects and USUS

2009Exhibiting at Copenhagen Design Week

If you are visiting Copenhagen between 27th august - 6th september you might want to check out Copenhagen Showhow (a part of Copenhagen Design Week) which exhibits how environmental and social design and innovation are realized in concrete projects. Even better – Battin, E-types, Goodmorning Technology, Jody Barton and Spild af Tid have been selected to work on several graphic collages and statements at this particular event.

2008Screening of Objectified
This week, on behalf of Dansk Dynamit, I will be hosting a screening of Objectified in Grand Cinema in Copenhagen. Read more and buy tickets for the event here.

Great products don’t just happen. Behind the best products is a careful process which considers everything from corporate strategy to market needs and of course, form and function. As a design strategist, my ambition is to help companies define what should be designed, to whom and why.

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