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Banking tomorrow

Viva la Educación!

Or: Why it's a damn good idea to let design students loose on banking.

Design Case Study: University cooperation between Neugelb and h_da.

Fight the
Status Quo of
Banking

Tomorrow's banking needs new ideas; alternative, fresh, unconventional.

That's why we recruited the designers of tomorrow: students. In a meticulously planned operation, Neugelb brought our design professionals together with students from the Institute for Product Design at h_da Darmstadt.

We guided them on their joint mission, from the first meeting to a year and a half later when they presented the finished product idea to the Marketing Board in Commerzbank Tower.

Design students of h_da and Neugelb professionals rethink banking.

Photo: Commerzbank AG

The piggy bank's days are over: Neugelb and h_da are developing new ideas.

Teamwork done differently

Sure, if students want to get a taste of the practical side, they can do an internship. But do they really take on real projects, challenges and responsibilities? Rarely. With us, it's different.

The teams in this cooperation are made up of design professionals and students alike. Small, agile units. Ready for anything.

Teamwork done differently

Sure, if students want to get a taste of the practical side, they can do an internship. But do they really take on real projects, challenges and responsibilities? Rarely. With us, it's different.

The teams in this cooperation are made up of design professionals and students alike. Small, agile units. Ready for anything.

From Porto to Presentation

If you want to change the banking world, first you need to change your environment. So that's exactly what we did: 10 professionals from Neugelb and 10 students from h_da set off from Frankfurt to Porto to clear their minds and fill their sketch pads.

We lived together, cooked together, pitched together and worked together on a single mission: To create new ideas for the bank of tomorrow. The result? A lot of fun and three surprisingly different products.

Three ideas for the future of better banking

Product video: Wouldn't it be awesome if you knew every step in advance?

#transparentconsultancy

Control your bank

Visual Design & UX Design Sandra Kauer, Murilo Fonseca
Students Felicia Grimm, Denise Genctuerk, Yifeng

Product video: Wouldn't it be awesome if banking was seamless?

Coming Soon

Fight the system!

Visual Design & UX Design Felix Lebedinzew, Cristina Talpa
Students Jonas Engelhardt, Victoria Lemke

Product video: Wouldn't it be awesome if you always had your savings goals in front of you?

Coming Soon

Make your money shine

Visual Design & UX Design Federica Deschino, Franziska Gronwald
Students Darleen Mittelstädt , Benedikt Schneeberg, Sinem Kicirti

Find us
in Page Magazine.

What is service design? Who does it benefit? If you want to read more on the topic, our design case study and some exciting interviews, check out issue 11/2019 of Page magazine. Or click here:

Page Booklet: All about the university cooperation and design case study by Neugelb.

The minds
behind the makers

These are the two heads responsible for initiating and leading the collaboration: Holger Grünwald, MD of Neugelb Studios GmbH, and Professor Phillipp Thesen, founder of the Human Factor Lab at h_da Darmstadt.

The two initiators behind the successful university cooperation and design case study.

Unpublished material from Porto

#whathappenedinportostaysinporto

A glimpse into the Ideation trip to Porto with design students and Neugelb professionals.

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