Fast Company Names ustwo a Design Company of the Year
The 2019 Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards recognized ustwo as a design company of the year and also awarded the studio in the Social Good, Health, and & Games & Apps categories for their projects ‘Safe Place’ and ‘Moon’.
Recognized in the categories of both Social Good and Health, ‘Safe Place’ is a meditation app ustwo designed with Rädda Barnen / Save the Children Sweden for refugee children and youth who suffer from PTSD. By making therapeutic exercises accessible in their everyday lives, the app helps them work through their emotions in between their sessions with an expert outside of the therapy room. The app is available in five different languages, English, Swedish, Arabic, Farsi, and Somali, making it accessible to people from various backgrounds, particularly those from countries who have experienced a refugee crisis.
‘Moon’ is an app prototype that helps people with vision impairment experience art. Moon was honored in the Games & Apps category for its use of soundscapes, aural cues, and detailed audio descriptions to help people with vision impairment experience art in a multi-sensory way, while also allowing them the autonomy to navigate the gallery in a more exploratory manner. Moon enables people with vision impairment to choose their journey in a gallery space, unencumbered by numbered artworks and linear audio guides.