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Finnish Mobile Wallet Pivo Wins Red Dot for Interaction Design

HELSINKI, August 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Finnish service design and innovation agency Nordkapp and Finland's largest financial services group OP-Pohjola have won the sought-after Red Dot for interaction design in the Red Dot Award:  Communication Design 2014, for the interaction design of Mobile Wallet Pivo.

Pivo is a mobile wallet application that follows your consumption habits and shows the state of your personal finance in a clear and intuitive manner. The application was launched in May 2013. The development is being driven by OP-Pohjola's development team in Oulu, and complemented by design agency Nordkapp in Helsinki. According to its users, it is the best finance app in Finland. It looks beautiful, feels easy and effortless and most of all, has become an integral part of people's daily lives. The majority of the users open the application at least weekly while one third uses the app daily. These numbers are quite extraordinary and are being surpassed by only by the likes of Tinder and Facebook.

Despite the extremely tight development timeline, Pivo has exceeded all expectations we set for the app. In addition to this, the quality of the app is just outstanding, and hasbecome the pride of the whole organization. 

- Kristian Luoma, Business Development Manager, OP-Pohjola

Pivo is an exceptional example of results where modern, lean and multidisciplinary way of working can lead. By combining product management, development and design tightly together, we've created something that is quite special - a finance application that users love, and that feels easy and effortless. At Nordkapp, we would like to thank our clients at OP-Pohjola for an opportunity to work with such a great product team and partners. 

- Sami Niemelä, Creative Director, Pivo Design Lead, Nordkapp

About Pivo and OP-Pohjola

OP-Pohjola, the largest national finance group has a long history of innovation and firsts. In late 2012 the bank set its sights on an application which sets a whole new standard on personal financial services. The result is Pivo, the Finnish mobile wallet.

Pivo is an internal startup of the largest bank in Finland, OP-Pohjola. Previously Pivo has been awarded Gold in Digital Design and Silver in Best Product Design at Vuoden Huiput / best of the year 2013 Finland, and Best Design and Best Mobile App -awards at Grand One 2014 in Helsinki, Finland. Pivo´s naming and branding was developed in collaboration with advertising agency N2 Helsinki and media agency Toinen PHD. Read the thorough Pivo case study here: http://nordkapp.fi/cases/pivo/english.html

About Nordkapp

Nordkapp is a service design and innovation agency based in Helsinki, Finland and working globally. We help our clients turn the internet into business and experiences people love to interact with.

The services we offer help companies become more innovative and more successful by being able to seize the opportunities faster and better.  The domains we are 
exceptionally experienced with are media, retail/e-commerce, financial, social gaming, public services, aviation, energy and internet of things / emerging technologies.

The Red Dot Design Award

The Red Dot Design Award is one of the world's largest design competitions. The international jury selected the winners from over 7000 entries over judging sessions running over several days and only the best works win this seal of quality for design. This year, the jury granted the award to 584 outstanding creative achievements. The winners will be celebrated at the official awards ceremony on 24 October 2014 in the Konzerthaus in Berlin.

Sami Niemelä, Creative Director
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Kristian Luoma
Business Development Manager
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Laura Hinkkanen
Communications: [email protected]

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