People make it happen

Designing for a better world.

Curiosity has always been the driving force behind the industrial- and digital product design at Design-People. Ever since 2005, we have been asking the questions that take our clients’ businesses to the next level. We prioritize understanding the needs, motivations, and barriers for each user in order to find out where the meaningful value lies for the business.

We know design isn’t just about making a product easy on the eyes. Our goal is to simplify and improve product experiences by applying a strategic design thinking approach to our work. In the end, we believe this leads to better solutions for people and for the planet.

Award-winning water metering

Client:
Kamstrup, Multical 21
Services:
Industrial Product Design & Insights
Sector:
Building Tech, Energy & Supply
Award-winning water metering

Kamstrup is a leading supplier within metering systems for water, electricity and distributed heating, their clients being municipal or private households. Design-People has been a partner for Kamstrup within product development for several years and have contributed to make strong usability decisions for Kamstrup, based on multiple user studies. In 2012 Kamstrup received an IF design award for the water meter MC 21, praised for its innovative design.

Henrik Mathiassen
CEO, Founder
Award-winning water metering
Award-winning water metering
Award-winning water metering
Impressive water meter

Through user research, several user benefits were identified and used in the making of the water meter. The combination of high quality finish and design details makes the difference and indicates the innovation of the product. The list of new features is impressive - new digital measuring system, new anti magnetic materials, free mounting angle, easy read-out and long life battery.

Award-winning water metering

“Even though the complexity of functions in the new meter has increased, our users operate MULTICAL 21 with ease. The market feedback is overwhelming and has exceeded all expectations. To comply with orders we are currently building a new production facility.”

Lis Muusmann, marketing director
Kamstrup is a leading supplier within metering systems for water, electricity and distributed heating, their clients being municipal or private households. Design-People has been a partner for Kamstrup within product development for several years and have contributed to make strong usability decisions for Kamstrup, based on multiple user studies. In 2012 Kamstrup received an IF design award for the water meter MC 21, praised for its innovative design.
Classic round meter design

Kamstrup’s water meter “Multical 21” combines tech-innovation with substantial user benefits and appealing design. Among the user studies was a user group with a generally low grade of high tech skills. To create instant familiarity with the product, a classic round meter design was chosen; bringing forth relatability of mechanical meters and at the same time compressing new metering technologies and features like remote metering into a compact product. To improve ergonomics, Multical 21 can be mounted in user-friendly angles, making read-out more easy and simplifying piping.

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