New to Fjord: connected products

As we revealed in our 2018 Fjord Trends report, evidence strongly suggests that in the coming years, digital will increasingly blend into the physical world, becoming an invisible enabler of meaningful experiences that people crave.

At Fjord, we design and build connected physical products and environments that make a positive impact on peoples’ lives. To meet the needs of our clients and their customers in this new reality, we have expanded our capabilities to include industrial designers, giving us a truly cross-disciplinary team that shapes, builds and launches connected physical products and experiences. We can now drive the entire process of product and experience design from defining the scope and detail of the challenge right up to delivering the result to market.

Our team fuses physical and digital design to create smart products, environments and experiences that are beautiful, intuitive and meaningful. From consumer electronics, wearable technology, smart environments, self-driving vehicles and surgical robots, we build next-generation products and environments.

Case studies

Our connected physical product team has achieved great things with high profile clients like these:


We partnered with Sonos to help explore and uncover new possibilities for their latest home theater product, PLAYBASE. Read the full case study here.


A team of designers, developers and cloud architects from Fjord and Accenture worked with VELUX to design and implement a service that uses Virtual Reality to give customers a real representation of how daylight could enrich and improve their homes. Read the full case study here.


Accenture and Fjord worked with Carnival Cruises to develop a new interactive guest-experience platform, that will deliver an unprecedented level of guest service and personalization. Learn more in the press release here.


We set about designing an innovative home technology protection device called Cujo (a nod to Stephen King’s infamous canine). It’s home security with personality. Read the full case study here.


Our product design team created the the Joy Interactive Photo Album, which gives people an easy and secure method to consolidate all photos and videos on the cloud by seamlessly importing photos/videos from Flickr, Dropbox, Facebook, Instagram, Google Photos as well as directly from cameras. Read the full case study here.


Our product design team partnered with Verdigris and Mindtribe Product Development to design an easy-to-install, first-of-its-kind power management system for building managers. Read the full case study here.

Articles on our thinking

Read more about our thinking on connected physical products and how they can make a positive impact on our world:

City with a brain

The fundamentals of what defines a city and how it works are being challenged to the core. Max Burton, our head of connected products, takes a look at how connected technologies are changing the cities of tomorrow. Read the full piece here.

Connected spaces: The new frontier in product design

Max Burton looks at how architects and product designers are teaming up to create digital-physical experiences that are distinctly human. Read the full piece on Design Voices.

Five considerations for building digital/physical design teams

With customer experience front and center, designing the right solutions relies on having the right team, says Max Burton and Adam Leonards. Read the full piece here.

To learn more about our connected product design capabilities, please contact the team on [email protected].