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Story of a 300,000-euro web renewal – case helen.fi

Oct 28, 2014

This is a story of how the helen.fi website was renewed. Jukka Helin, Development Manager, Helsingin Energia (energy utility), details the project from the RFP to implementation through to final publishing. The project started in the summer of 2012, and the new site went online in late 2013.
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How to buy concept design—10 tips for cost-effectiveness

Feb 3, 2014

Given that design quality correlates highly with results, companies pay surprisingly little attention to selecting great designers and buying service design projects.

Buying a concept design project is not a simple task. Agencies have vastly varying approaches and experience backgrounds, which makes it hard to evaluate whether a certain agency is fit for your job or not. But there are ways to make the selection process smoother and more successful.

This article gives you 10 tips that help you be a better buyer. Follow the advice and I can guarantee that your next concept design project will bring you more results—most likely at a lower cost.
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Project story: Reincarnation of a large online service site

Mar 20, 2013

Helen.fi is the external website for Helsingin Energia, an electricity company owned by the city of Helsinki with around 400k customers. The project seeks a significant user experience (UX) improvement. The budget for external suppliers is 200-300k euros. The technical execution begins in April 2013 and is set to take around half a year.
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