What I particularly like about LYNK & CO philosophy, approach and business model are the fact that is more than just a car. There’s a definitive mindset behind this brand to be wide open as an open source to creation and collaboration. Some of us might think that CO from LYNK & CO would mean company but it actually means Co:operation, Co:mmunity and Co:nnection. We gotta that play of words! That being said, the car itself would have connectivity features like: Shareable Locks (meaning there will be no key), Start your car from your phone and all to be intended into what they called: Share Mode. I am pretty sure as being an open source, there will be more cool features coming from third parties. As we are well-aware that being giving freedom is an open door to greater things. Some Words While other car brands struggle with their digital transformation, our brand is born digital. The lack of legacy systems and the ability to build solutions in the cloud enables us to depart from the old model of car sales and service to bring the customer seamlessly through an omnichannel platform, with intuitive interaction at every touchpoint – from researching and purchase and all the way through the owning, sharing, serving and re-selling of a car - David Green, Chief Digital Officer of LYNK & CO. LYNK & CO sets out from the start to be open to outside innovation and aims to be the first organisation in the world to leverage a complete commercial platform, in order to bring innovative applications and services to the customer. LYNK & CO have collaborated closely with Microsoft and Alibaba to build a whole new digital customer infrastructure for the car industry with new digital order, supply, sales and CRM systems and custom applications for user interaction. Ericsson and LYNK & CO have teamed up to create the latest car connectivity cloud. The digital platform will feature an open API and is entended to instigate for endless opportunities to personalize, enriche and expand the automobile experience. Share model. An innovation unique to LYNK & CO car models are shareable locks. Physical locks will only be needed as a backup for a LYNK & CO car. Both open and start is done via Radio Frequency Identity and digital encryption. As a result, it is possible for anyone to register for a LYNK & CO identity which will entitle them to a digital lock. Owners of LYNK & CO cars will be able to add additional locks to their cars, enabling friends, family or service staff to drive their car. To demonstrate this functionality, LYNK & CO have invented a share mode. A button which enables the owner to make their car available to use for a specific time. This could enable people in an apartment block to share a number of cars instead of needing one car each or for an owner to generate rental income. Requests, payments and all customer relations will be seamlessly managed in LYNK & CO’s digital platform. About LYNK & CO LYNK & CO is a brand from Geely Auto Group, a subsidiary of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group – the owner of Volvo Cars and London Taxi Company. Geely Auto Group is one of China’s largest car manufacturers. More information: https://www.lynkco.com.
As you may have seen from our social channels, we have been covering the launch of the new car company called: LYNK & CO (via our Instagram) in Berlin, Germany. It has been an exciting ride as that is our first international unveiling for Abduzeedo. As expected, we are now releasing the first official images for what it would be called the LYNK & CO Model 01. What comes different from them to other car manufacturers from the shopping experience to how you will interact with the car on a daily basis, it will be a whole concept on his own. As we were intrigued about when this will be on the market and at what price? We still don’t know yet but one thing we do know is LYNK & CO Model 01 will be launching first in China and Europe for 2017. The US market will fall shortly afterwards, so more to come. Some Words The 01 will be the most connected car in the world. Designed for a modern, urban audience who are used to collaborative consumption and all the benefits that this brings. As consumer behavior changes from valuing experiences over ownerships, LYNK & CO’s new model for car usage directly answers to this need. With our app, and the LYNK & CO sharing community, both the owner and other member-drivers can easily share a car. The open platform also welcomes collaborations with developers and other creative minds to introduce new applications and experiences into the automotive world - Alain Visser, Senior Vice President of LYNK & CO. The car has a share button, enabling the driver to generate rental income via a shareable digital key. The car owners can remotely grant people access to drive the car. Via the LYNK & CO app they control, monitor and share their car from their smartphone – or directly from their car. Model 01: City The open API, connected to numerous sensors in the car, and the dedicated LYNK & CO app store open up endless opportunities for third party developers to invent new apps and for users to personalize, enrich and expand the automobile experience. Cloud, platform and online services have been developed through partnerships with Alibaba, Ericsson and Microsoft. In addition, all cars come with a large central touchscreen compatible with Apple CarPlay, Mirror Link and Android Auto. Model 01: Sport About LYNK & CO LYNK & CO is a brand from Geely Auto Group, a subsidiary of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group – the owner of Volvo Cars and London Taxi Company. Geely Auto Group is one of China’s largest car manufacturers. More information: https://www.lynkco.com.
On Abduzeedo, we love getting requests from you guys especially knowingly that is coming from all over the globe. That is genuinely a feeling of satisfaction to discover talented people out there and on occasions we are being invited to special events too. We have some exciting news to share with you guys, we have been invited to the launch of a new car brand in Berlin, Germany. Launching on October 20th, we will be covering our first (ever) international unveiling on the blog. We are totally psyched and make sure to follow us on our social channels: Facebook Page, Twitter and Instagram to get the latest from this launch coverage. So far, we know little about this brand new car brand except that is going be the most connected car to date. Here is some more information! Some Points • the most connected car to date • a new share-based business model • a car built on an open digital platform • collaborations with several world-leading tech companies With LYNK & CO, we have created something bigger than just a car. We have created a digital platform for new thinking, for sharing and for collaboration, where only the imagination and creativity of all the bright minds out there will set the limits for how we can improve the use of cars and the experience of mobility. - David Green, CDO, LYNK & CO. More information: http://lynkco.com. Originally seen here.
Our good friends over CAMP Festival are hosting for the 3rd year their 2-day conference about creativity, art, design and technology happening on September 27-28 in Calgary, Canada. If you’re around this part of Canada, please make sure not to miss it with some any great storytellers like Joshua Davis, Hydro74, Danny Yount, Ash Thorp and more. With the theme of Attitude + Altitude this year, It will be as awesome as the previous years and there will be workshops as well. As we all work towards our goals to be better designers, it’s always important to give time to hear stories, connect with others and get inspired. It’s all our way to keep a harmony and a balance through your work and your life. CAMP Festival, presented by Digital Alberta, celebrates cutting-edge creative technology, art and design by converging the digital industry and its members to share stories, connect and get inspired. With 20 expert-lead presentations, 400+ attendees, networking opportunities and parties, you’ll leave a happy camper! CAMP runs September 27-28, 2016 at Theatre Junction GRAND in Calgary. Whether you are a student exploring career possibilities, or a professional wanting to see what the creative industry leaders are up to, CAMP Festival happening in Calgary on September 27-28 at Theatre Junction GRAND, may be just what the doctor ordered. As a celebration of creative technology, art and design, CAMP is about exploring the digital, and not the natural wilderness, but the principles remain the same. We gather around the fire to build a community, where accomplishments, ideas and stories can be shared, and where people can get inspired, meet their mentors and make new friends. Naturally, not only surviving but also thriving in the wilderness relies on human ingenuity to either adapt to the surroundings or change them completely. In the digital jungle, creatives, technologists, and artists live in much the same way. We have to continuously keep up with evolving technologies, build our own platforms, make connections with peers, push ourselves creatively and continuously question the status quo. If this resonates with you, you should go to CAMP. Highlights from 2015 For more information and to register, please visit campfestival.ca and follow the festival on Twitter @wearecamp #CAMPFEST16.
Design events are always extremely valuable to any designer or enthusiast. It's the best place to learn about what is going on in our industry now, learn insightful tips on how to adapt to the ever-evolving landscape and not to mention, the opportunity to network with industry leaders. With that, we are delighted to partner with Future Insights in offering our loyal readers a chance to win one free All-Access Pass for the Future Insights Live 2014 happening in Las Vegas from June 16th to 20th. Prize: One free Future Insights Live 2014 All-Access Pass (worth $1,595). This event will take place this summer at the newly remodeled Tropicana Resort in Las Vegas from June 16-20. How to participate It's very easy, just post a comment on this post with a valid email address, and in the comment you should tell us why you want to attend FI Live. This giveaway will run from Monday, March 17th through Friday, March 21st. About Future Insights Live Future Insights Live combines three incredible conferences - Future of Web Design, Future of Web Apps, and Future of Mobile – into one huge event for web designers and developers. With six tracks of sessions to choose from, you always have a choice — you’re not locked into one room and one track. And every session is recorded for all attendees, so you’ll never miss a thing. FI Live includes ten workshops to choose from, plus 80+ sessions, creative challenges, opportunities to meet the speakers, attendee parties, and a showcase of amazing talent. This year’s speakers include Ben Huh (founder and CEO of Cheezburger), Sarah Parmenter (owner of the You Know Who design studio), Carl Smith (owner and founder of nGen Works) – plus many more. For more information about Future Insights Live, visit their website at http://www.futureinsightslive.com, or follow them on twitter at @future_insights.
Montreal Meets 3 is right around the corner on May 27-28 and we are giving away some discounts and highlighting the best of this event to encourage you to be part of it. For more info visit montrealmeets.ca and get your festival passes now at montrealmeets2013.eventbrite.com. On May 27-28. 2 Days and 11 Speakers. Are you ready? The idea is simple. To connect with the creative world. This is our main goal. To create events that will make people get inspired by the design industry. Especially by the people mastering their vision. It’s also an opportunity for you to learn from the people of the industry. It’s their gift to us. It’s our legacy! Speakers We put together a line up of super star designers and digital artists to rock the event. Julien Vallée Matias Corea Chuck Anderson Nando Costa Lauren Nicole Hom Peter Jaworowski Dana Tanamachi Raku Inoue Dean Bradshaw Radim Malinic James White Peter Jaworowski - Ars Thanea Matias Corea - Behance (Co-Founder) Dana Tanamachi - Tanamachi Studio James White - Signalnoise Studio Support Shop This year we created a support site for MM3. A crowd-funding site like Kickstarter I've builded to raise funds. So feel free to show your support and get some goodies in exchange at Support MM3 Event Discount We are giving out 15% OFF to all abduzeedo users. Just enter the promotional code "ABDUZEEDO" on the register page. For more info visit montrealmeets.ca and get your festival passes now at montrealmeets2013.eventbrite.com.
This November 27th to 29th the Future of Web Apps and Future of Web Design Conference will be in Prague Czech Republic at the Prague Congress Centre and we are giving out a 15% discount to all our Abduzeedo users who would like to go, find out more. Once again we are partnering up with Carsonified and Future Insights to announce one of the best conferences about web design and web apps. Future of Web Apps (FOWA) is a first-class conference for web and mobile developers and entrepreneurs, bringing together visionaries to discuss the technologies and platforms you should use to build the next generation of successful apps. This year, we’re in Prague for the very first time! As if that wasn’t exciting enough, FOWA is also joining forces with Future of Web Design (FOWD) giving you two conferences for the price of one! What is the event about? Coverage of the hottest web design and web apps topics and technologies Packed schedule: workshops, multi-track conference, expo area and more World class speakers and fresh new talent from across the world Unbeatable atmosphere: hundreds of great web folk, afterparties, networking and meet ups Great value: information-packed sessions, one-on-one time with speakers, great networking, and full video package Here is how to convince your boss For more info visit FOWD Prague or FOWA Prague Discount Code For 15% off use our discount code: abduzeedo15 To get your ticket or more info visit futureofwebapps.com/prague-2012/register
We're giving away two tickets ($1750 each) to the Cusp Conference in Chicago. I know your audience is international, but we've had winners fly in from other countries in the last couple years we've been doing this. Cusp? It's a conference about the design of everything. What's the Cusp experience? In the words of one attendee, Cusp was "inspirational, funny, thought-provoking, eye-opening, informative, inspirational, fascinating, humbling, soothing, shocking, awesome, inspirational, unbelievable, wise, touching, smart, healthy, honest, confusing, inspirational, affirming, creative and just friggin' amazing. Did I mention inspirational?" The Cusp experience is different for every individual, but it's essentially two full days of mind-expanding, soul-feeding getaway, powered by 26 presenters/special guests and 285 attendees. Basically we get 300+ smart, energized, creative, inspiring, talented people into a room, get them talking to each other, then wait to see what happens. And usually a lot happens. Giveaway. Participate! a Rafflecopter giveaway
Due to great success in 2010 and 2011, Flash Camp Brazil got bigger and now is Adobe Camp Brazil, with talks and workshops on Design, Development and Digital Video. Some of the best professionals in the world, coming from companies like Google, Adobe, QNX, Conspiração Filmes, PontoMobi Group, Sencha and BlackBerry, meet on 27 and 28 of April 2012 in Maceió, to present, discuss the latest trends and innovations with a focus on the creative and technological scenario. See how the latest Flash Camp Brazil was: Check out some pictures of the last Flash Camp Brasil here. The event takes place in the Radisson Hotel in Maceio for 2 days with a intense schedule of 4 workshops, several talks in Portuguese and English with simultaneous translation, attracting participants from various Brazilian states and other countries. The initiative to bring the ADOBE CAMP, which takes place in various parts of the world, to Brazil came from brothers Derick and Demian Borba, partners, owners of the interactive agency in California Action Creations, partners with Adobe and RIM-BlackBerry, both graduates and residents for a long period in the capital of Alagoas. As a pioneering event in the country, organizers are inviting professionals and students from around the world to learn from the best minds in the area. With full support and supervision of U.S. Adobe Systems, Adobe Camp speakers Brazil include developers, creative directors, filmmakers, designers, photographers, video makers, CTOs and CEOs from Brazil, Europe and the United States. The last event was considered the best Adobe Camp ever held in the world and registrations are going super fast. "We believe that registration will sell out very soon, even more quickly than it did last year, where the entries sold out a week in advance." says Derick Borba. According to Demian Borba, "Maceió is well located in the heart of Brazil, near other capitals of weight in the Northeast. It is a fantastic tourist destination for visitors to the Camp and the creativity and talent of the Brazilian has surprises foreigners every day. Moreover, Maceió has always welcomed us with great warmth and this is our way of giving back. " See the energy of the event during the final raffle and closure: Within the event also happens the first BlackBerry App Contest, where developers and designers need to create an app and compete for great prizes such as a BlackBerry PlayBook for each member of the team, a project with interactive an agency in California, United States, 2 tickets per team for the worldwide developers conference in San Francisco: BlackBerry DevCon Americas, an Adobe Collection package with several official software (Mac or PC) per team, two days consulting exclusively for inclusion of their application on BlackBerry AppWorld, 12 month subscription per teamthe Tuts + Premium, one of the best sites for training in the world, an officially licensed product Ext Sencha Designer per team; a Sencha PowerPack for each member of the team and a tour on April 29 on the south coast with the speakers of Adobe CampBrazil (including transportation, catamaran and food). Registrations to the event are limited and they can be made online on Adobe Camp Brazil.
I'm glad to announce that we have partnered up with one of the most anticipating events of the year "Future Insights live" that is happening from April 30th to May 4th in Las Vegas and we have a nice DISCOUNT CODE for you guys. The event will cover everything from web dev, design, mobile, business and more, check it out! To find more info go to futureinsightslive.com Future of Web Apps, Future of Web Design, Future of Mobile, and Future of Web in the Enterprise have joined forces to bring you our most comprehensive event EVER! About Future Insights Live Las Vegas MGM Hotel - April 30th - May 4rth For the first time ever, our top events are finally joining forces under one roof for a week of extreme learning, inspiration and networking. Future of Web Apps, Future of Web Design, Future of Mobile and our newly introduced Future of Web in the Enterprise become one at our mega event: Future Insights Live! Join us in Las Vegas to hear from visionaries, thought leaders, and gurus of web, mobile, design, and development. You'll see the technologies, platforms, and business models you should be using to launch the next big thing. Beyond all the fantastic content, you can expect: Free videos of all the taped sessions Fully catered breakfast, lunch, snacks and plenty of coffee to keep you going Speed networking sessions in our scheduled longer breaks App and Design Clinics - Ask our speakers your toughest questions in these one-on-one opportunities Chill out zone - A place to stop and recharge your internal battery Super discounts with the MGM Vegas, exclusively for attendees Free, super-speed Wifi A chance to meet, share ideas, and collaborate with other designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and agencies Expo - Speak with successful companies about how their products can help you. Feel free to grab some SWAG while you're at it Social events, parties and meet-ups For more info visit futureinsightslive.com/about Speakers With a wide selection of 39 top speakers you can only expect the best from this event. Here are some of the speakers that will rock the event: Aarron Walter - Mailchimp Aral Balkan - Feathers App Bryan Haggerty - Twitter Chris Coyier - Wufoo Hilary Mason - bit.ly Mike Kus - Dreaming Everyday Molly Holzschlag - mollydotcom Paul Boag - HeadScape Ryan Carson - Treehouse Zach Holman - GitHub Steve Fisher - Yellow Pencil To view entire list of speakers futureinsightslive.com/speakers Abduzeedo Discount Code This is for sure one of the best event of the year, and you can now get your tickets with a nice 10% discount using the code: MPD10 (for a 10% discount) Need to convince your boss? Here is a little help http://futureinsightslive.com/downloads/Future-Insights-Live-Convince-Your-Boss.pdf For more info visit futureinsightslive.com any questions just drop a comment.
Recently I've attended to the FITC Toronto 2011 (10th Anniversary) that was happening on May 2nd till May 4th. It was my first experience attending any large design event and I must admit that it was overall an incredible experience. So this is the recap of the presentations I've attended and the things that caught my eye at FITC. The FITC Toronto 2011 Festival took place May 2nd - 4th with over 1100 attendees and featured over 75 design & technology presenters including MK12's own Ben Radatz and Shaun Hamontree, as well as legendary Kyle Cooper and many others. About FITC FITC has produced over 50 events since 2002, with over 20,000 attendees through 19 cities around the world including Toronto, Amsterdam, Tokyo, San Francisco, Chicago, Seoul, New York, Los Angeles, and many more. From Flash to Motion Design, FLEX to AIR, Mobile and more, each FITC event stands as a unique and exciting experience that inspires, educates and challenges. For more information about FITC, you can visit FITC.ca , be a fan on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @fitc . FITC Toronto 2011 Titles by MK12 FITC Toronto 2011 Titles from FITC on Vimeo. Back to the Future II by James White aka Signalnoise image by Steve SchiavelloI arrived just in time for my first presentation of FITC and it was with James White. James told us the story of when he started at the age of 4 and his progression as an artist right until now. He also shared some pretty funny stories, what inspires him and advices on his experience along the way. His parents were also present in the full room of 200 people, which gives such a great personal touch to his presentation. FITC started strong with James and right on the first day! How do your turn this thing on? by MK12 image by Greg DavidsonThe hilarious folks from MK12, a motion graphics company from Kansas, MO in the US; talked to us about how they started in the business and share some really nice footage from movies such as Stranger than Fiction to the latest James Bond Movie's Quantum of Solace and more. They also have such a tremendous unconventional way of working so that makes them pretty unique in what they do. MK12 Summer reel 2010 from MK12 on Vimeo. Tron GFX by GMUNK image by Steve SchiavelloThe title of this presentation says it all so in consequence a full room attended this amazing talk from GMUNK, he shared with us the work he has done with his team on the Disney's Tron Legacy movie. He showed some really awesome footages of the work behind many effects of the movie, he was pretty funny as the way he talked us through different important elements of his work along the movie. Making Contrast with Details by McBess image by Steve SchiavelloA very interesting presentation by McBess, a french illustrator living in London. He showed us some of his work and process behind some of them. I was really impressed about the quality of his contrast of the black and white. He also some really awesome work on his band called the ''Dead Pirates". FITC 2011 in Pictures image by Steve Schiavello image by Erick Von Stackelberg image by Saajid Motala image by Spencer image by Michael Sheedy To Japan With Love Art Show at Function 13 image by Steve SchiavelloTo Japan with Love was an art show by Linda Nakanishi , a Multimedia Art Director/Designer from Toronto. She created this art show in goal to raise some funds for helping Japan from the tsunami disaster. The art show featured designers like James White , Nick La and many more. For more information about TJWL, you can visit ToJapanWithLove.ca , be a fan on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @2japanwithlove . image by Steve Schiavello image by Steve Schiavello On a personal note, I'd love to thank Steve Schiavello for providing me most of the pictures for my post. He's an amazing photographer from Toronto and you can follow him on Twitter @SchiavelloPhoto
This year I'll have the chance to attend an FITC event: FITC San Francisco. It will take place from August 17th to 19th in San Francisco and it's going to be awesome, especially since there's going to be so many fantastic people attending and speaking at the event. Below you can see a list with some of the speakers, and I also know that James White, Vitor Lourenco and a lot of other guys I admire are going to be there too. Scott Hansen will also be there playing with his band, Tycho Live. About the Event FITC has gathered over 70 internationally renowned presenters from around the globe for this epic three day Flash, Design & Technology event. FITC has held sold out events in Toronto, Hollywood, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Seoul, and Chicago, and is very excited to be in San Francisco, Adobe's head office home town. With 4 tracks of presentations, including 10 Adobe 'Under the Hood' sessions and a 4th day of optional workshops, this event will leave you inspired, energized, and awed. FITC Toronto 2010 Highlight Reel from FITC on Vimeo. Confirmed Adobe speakers Kevin Lynch Ted Patrick Richard Galvan Mark Anders Jim Corbett Doug Winnie Ryan Stewart Andrew Shorten Nigel Pegg Deepa Subramaniam Lee Brimelow Jeremy Clark Mike Chambers Selected confirmed speaker (The top ten) Yugo Nakamura Kevin Lynch Robert Hodgin Mario Klingemann Erik Natzke Brendan Dawes Ralph Hauwert Kyle Cooper Jared Ficklin Grant Skinner All Confirmed Speakers (not including Adobe speakers) Yugo Nakamura, Robert Hodgin, Mario Klingemann, Erik Natzke, Brendan Dawes, R Blank, Jer Thorp, Theo Watson, Ralph Hauwert, Kyle Cooper, Jared Ficklin, Eskil Steenberg, Scott Hansen, Eugene Zatepyakin, Keith Peters, Stacey Mulcahy, Brandon Hall, Didier Brun, Grant Skinner, Joa Ebert, André Michelle, Seb Lee-Delisle, Joel Hooks, Daniel Schutzsmith, Scott Dadich and Scott Janousek. Why Should I Go? Be on the cutting edge • Increase Productivity • Upgrade your skills • Bring new creative and visionary energy to your work and your office • Learn from the best in the world • Bring home best practices • Meet others who share your passion • Network: Get a job or find someone to fill that job Pricing Festival ticket prices range from $599-$899 Festival + Workshop ticket prices range from $699-$1149 Student Festival ticket prices range from $299-$449 All ticket includes Festival, Lunch, Coffee, snacks, evening events, and an event grab bag Full details can be found here. Abduzeedo readers also get $200 off their ticket if they use this code at checkout: abduzeedo