Vaisala, a global instrument manufacturer and solution provider for weather, environmental, and industrial measurements, today received recognition for the industrial design of a new Indigo handheld instrument. This highlights the commitment, customer centricity and creative work behind Vaisala’s world-renowned measurement solutions.
“Combining the technology and design, the Indigo handheld is a key part of the company’s brand. Vaisala is well on its way in utilising design in a strategic and customer-oriented manner that covers product design, brand and communication,” competition jury comments the awarded product.
The Indigo handheld is a portable measurement instrument for industrial use. A special attention has been paid to its design, customer experience and usability, as it needs to be easy to take along and operate reliably in varying measurement environments while providing the same robustness as the fixed-mounted devices.
“The design goes beyond the products’ look and feel. The product design must meet the customer needs as well as the highest standards of accuracy, reliability, and ease of use,“ says Sauli Laitinen, Head of Design from Vaisala.
“In essence, the key area of the design expertise is the combination of form and function. Vaisala’s greatest assets in the industrial design are world-class UX-team and unbeatable application knowledge together with our ability to provide answers to the questions our customers didn’t even know they had.”
The awarded Indigo handheld product will be launched later this year.
The Fennia Prize
The Fennia Prize competition awards companies and organisations that use design strategically in their business operations. The competition is arranged every second year by Design Forum Finland and Fennia in cooperation with Elo and the Finnish Patent and Registration Office. Design Forum Finland’s mission is to help Finnish companies to grow and succeed by using design as a competitive asset.
Fennia Prize 22 is a part of the Design Forum Finland Awards concept, which also includes Design Forum Finland’s other prizes, Kaj Franck Design Prize and Young Designer of the Year.