Michel scouts for Dutch Design Awards, Assembly day, coached by Jochem Uytdehaage.
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"Craftsmanship is Mastery" – indeed it is! In this Spark UPDATE there’s news about the opportunities we’ve had recently to share our expertise and experience with others. And how we keep developing our craftsmanship.

Michel scouts for Dutch Design Awards

We’ve received some exciting requests to deploy our expertise lately. Rotterdam School of Management – one of Europe's biggest International Business Schools – asked us to share our knowledge in a training film. The film, featuring Michel and Diederik, forms part of the Innovation Management course – one of the courses that the RSM (part of the Erasmus University Rotterdam) is making globally available as a Massive Open Online Course.

In addition, Michel was asked to participate in the selection committee for the Dutch Design Awards. This leading Dutch design prize is awarded annually for the best of Dutch design. Last year, Spark director Maarten Wilming fulfilled a similar role as a member of the jury of the international iF Design Awards.
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Designer for a day

Schoolgirl Nina Touw, in year 6 of VWO, wanted to know if a course in design would suit her. And so she called Spark to see if she could drop by and try it out. We were happy to oblige, because we think it’s important to promote technology and stimulate talent.
During her day at Spark Nina worked on a mood board, hand drawings, modelling and 3D-printing. She mailed us afterwards to say: "Success – it works! I’m so proud!" and she sent us a video of the working product.

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Assembly day

We believe that 'a look behind the scenes' during design projects is important. ABB/Van Lien’s emergency lighting had to be perfectly producible. To be assembled really fast. No wasting of material, time or energy. Lean from top to bottom.
So, as part of the design project, Anke spent a day in Van Lien’s assembly department. "A whole day putting things together, making every mistake possible, talking to people; now, that’s time well spent."

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Double Olympic skating champion Jochem Uytdehaage coached and inspired us with Mentally Fit tips. An exciting Dragon's Den; and the Mellon suturing tool wins 1st prize! Three Carvers created an innovative mindset for brainstorming with our clients from Japan, Qatar, Germany and Brazil. PowerBar goes USA: support their Kickstarter campaign and get your own super compact power bar.

Vacancy Ux & Graphic Designer

Ever more design challenges...!
That’s why we’re looking for a versatile user interaction & graphic designer (m/f). Someone who is motivated to work with a great team and in an inspiring environment creating innovative products.
SPARK ELEMENT - Prototyping & testing: making ideas physical quickly, benefits the design process immensely - in quality and speed.
SPARK INSIGHT - Cost Control: When to invest your time in decreasing costs and when in increasing value?

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