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Design in Rehab and Medico business

'Design in Rehab and Medico business' Published by the Danish Design Center in 2008. The publication has collected several stories on how design as played an active role in rehab and medico for public and private businesses. One article by Stine Bjerre Herdel is about Annette Krath Poulsen, AKPdesign and her opinion on the new generation of elderly users who demand beautiful as well as functional products for assisting them in their everyday life. You can download the full publication at Danish Design Center's website www.ddc.dk. Download article as pdf-file in Danish only....

 
Innovation in trouble

In his article "Innovation in trouble" Published by Erhvervsbladet May 14th 2008, Michael MŘller interviews both Bendt Apollo Rasmussen (Danish Rehabgroup), Rikke Kastbjerg (Danish Handicap Association)and Annette Krath Poulsen (AKPdesign) to get their views on innovation in health care products. The article debates the dilemma that Danish manufacturers are unwilling to take risk on innovative design products for health care because the public buyers are focusing on low price. At the same time end users - people with disabilities - are demanding better and more beautiful assistive technology and are willing to pay extra for high quality. Annette Krath Poulsen explains how she has been forced to choose partners outside Denmark to market AKPdesign's new BagRollator.
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he Service is going 
                  to be Designed in Nex°huset

Thor Kristoffersen writes about how 'The Service is going to be Designed in Nex°huset' - a project that AKPdesign is doing with Nex°huset - a home for adult people with very severe disabilities. AKPdesign were chosen by the Danish Enterprice and Construction Authority to realize the project. Through user driven design methods AKPdesign explore the room for innovation and change in Nex°huset. After the 6 month long project period a report with suggestions and ideas for change will be published.
Visit the website of the Danish Enterprice and Construction Authority to read more (in Danish only).
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Helle Lorentzen from the association of Danish 
                  Designers (DD) interviews Annette Krath Poulsen

In her article Helle Lorentzen from the association of Danish Designers (DD) interviews Annette Krath Poulsen, AKPdesign, on her work within the health care industry. The ironic title 'Hopefully You will need assistive technology' refers to the fact that you only will be needing products to assist you in your daily life if you live long enough.
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Irene Brandt from 'LederForum' appreciates 
                  how AKP Design as an innovative new upcommer in the health care

In this article Irene Brandt from 'LederForum' appreciates how AKPdesign as an innovative new upcommer in the health care business targeting better and more aesthetic products to match the needs from people with disabilities. LederForum is the official partner arranging the yearly trade fair in the health care industry - 'Health & Rehab' formerly known as 'Rehab Scandinavia'.
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PTU acknowledges 
                  AKP Design's new BagRollator

PTU (the Danish Society of Polio and Accident Victims) acknowledges AKPdesign's new BagRollator for shopping and recommends it to their members.
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The User Configured Balcony

'The User Configured Balcony' by Natalie Mossin and Mikkel Thomassen, Building Lab, Published in the ARKITEKTEN 2007
In this article Natalie Mossin and Mikkel Thomassen write about the project in which AKPdesign conducted the user research and concluded that users consider the balcony as a room outside rather than an outside space.
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From Engineer to User Perspective

'From Engineer to User Perspective' Building Lab publication, 2007
BuildingLab publication on how AKPdesign through user research have concluded that the users regard the balcony in their private home as an extension to their home interior. There for, Danish manufacturer 'Altan.dk' is now focusing much more on designing the interior of the balcony, and consider the balcony much less a building componant.
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Designers as innovaters

'Designers as innovaters' is a debate on how AKPdesign uses design methods to innovate. Written by Annette Krath Poulsen, AKPdesign for the Danish Design Center's publication 'Design Matters' no01 October 2006.
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One Leg in each Camp

'One Leg in each Camp' by Marie Leth Rasmussen, Published by Danish Architect Association, October 2006. Article is about how Annette Krath Poulsen, with her studio AKPdesign, work on the 'borderline' with both public and private partners, as well as in cross competence partnerships.
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Growth is the biggest challenge

'Growth is the biggest challenge' by Carsten Steno, Erhvervsbladet March 18th 2004 This article focusses on the challenges for a small design studio AKPdesign, when projects are getting bigger and the need for more 'designer hands' is neccesary.
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The individual in focus

'The individual in focus' by Lene Borresen, VVS & El Horisont nr. 15, November 2001 In this article Annette Krath Poulsen states her opinion on how manufacturers need to consider the users when developing new products.
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Western Zealand Business counsil, VE-INFO October 2001

Western Zealand Business counsil, VE-INFO October 2001
'Design as business purpose' is an article about the exhibition in Slagelse Musikhus where the outdoor lift by Annette Krath Poulsen among other products was on display. VestsjŠllands Erhvervsrňd VE-INFO nr. 3. Oktober 2001.
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Flowerbed on display in HORESTA magasine

Flowerbed on display in HORESTA magasine, no9, September 2001
Horesta (the Danish association of hotels and restaurants) acknowledges the new Flowerbed design by Annette Krath Poulsen.
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Hard - but fun

In her article 'Hard - but fun' Ingrid Pedersen from Erhvervsbladet May 15th 2001 interviews Annette Krath Poulsen on how it is to start your own innovative business as a woman in Denmark.
About being a start-up innovative business.
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Few women entrepreneurs start own businesses

'Few women entrepreneurs start own businesses' article in Erhvervsbladet May 14th 2001
About the challenges for women in the business world.
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Public-private partnership has resultet in new products for 
                  people with disabilities

'Public-private partnership has resultet in new products for people with disabilities' Article in Erhvervsbladet March 29th 2000.
The launch of four new prototypes developed in private-public partnership in Western Zealand as a EU project for uprading competences.
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New products for people with disabilities

'New products for people with disabilities' Article in Ringsted Dagbladet March 29th 2000.
The launch of four new prototypes (an outdoor transportable and mobile hoist, a boccia-ramp, a leg-lift and a new crutch) developed in private-public partnership in Western Zealand as a EU project for uprading competences.
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EU project resulted in four new products

'EU project resulted in four new products' Article in SjŠllands TidendeMarch 29th 2000.
Four new prototypes public developed in private-public partnership in Western Zealand as a EU project for uprading competences.
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Four new products ready for manufacturing

'Four new products ready for manufacturing' Article in Venstrebladet March 29th marts 2000.
The launch of four new prototypes public developed in private-public partnership in Western Zealand as a EU project for uprading competences.
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The smartest house in the world

'The smartest house in the world' by S°ren Prien, Photo by Marianne Holdt, Ekstrabladet June 19th, 1994
This articles shows a photo of the new bath & sauna cabin designed by Annette Krath Poulsen for the Danish Technological Institute project 'Villa Vision'. The title refers to the intelligent installations Download article as pdf-file in Danish.

 
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