YUMI wins Red Dot in “Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019”
Bezons, 29 May 2019 - Worldline [Euronext: WLN], the European market leader in payment and transaction services, is proud to announce that YUMI, Worldline’s revolutionary next generation portable and flexible payment device for retailers, has been awarded the distinction Red Dot in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019 in the Industrial equipment, machinery and automation category. YUMI has been designed in collaboration with design and innovation agency VanBerlo and delivers cutting edge technology and functionality to retailers and their customers.
Designed to create high-value experiences at the Point of Sale
Together with VanBerlo, Worldline has given a great deal of thought to the style and functionality of YUMI and created a truly exceptional addition to its suit of hardware by delivering the first consumer-facing, large-sized and fully touch interactive payment device to the market. Thanks to its ability to rotate 360°, with chip-card reader at the top and bottom or to either side of the unit, and its Android capabilities, it supports merchants in delivering payment experiences that exceed consumers’ expectations, both in terms of design appeal and interior capabilities.
The jury stated: “Technically and aesthetically up-to-date, this payment terminal with a 360-degree design provides an extremely individual and comfortable user experience.”
Design quality is the common factor for award-winning products
“I would like to congratulate the laureates sincerely on their wonderful success. The fact that their products were able to satisfy the strict criteria of the jury bears testimony to their award-winning design quality. The laureates are thus setting key trends in the design industry and are showing where future directions may lead,” said Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot, in reference to the winners.
Experience and expertise get straight to the point
The Red Dot Award: Product Design is one of the world’s largest design competitions. In 2019, designers and manufacturers from 55 countries entered more than 5,500 products into the competition. The international jury comprises of experienced experts from different disciplines and has been convening for more than 60 years in order to select the best designs of the year. During an adjudication process that spans several days, they try out the products, discuss them and ultimately reach a well-founded decision regarding the design quality of the entries. True to the motto “In search of good design and innovation”, their assessment focuses on criteria such as the level of innovation, functionality, formal quality, longevity and ergonomics.
VanBerlo Design Director Roelof van Driel said: “As a design and innovation agency, VanBerlo is proud to have been able to contribute once more to the success of Worldline. We value our long-term relationship and our joint and continuous ambition to develop best in class products, working together as a true team. With YUMI, Worldline and VanBerlo have managed to not only deliver a product of outstanding design quality, but also one with a superior user experience that is enabled by state-of-the-art technology, exceeding what is known as the current standard in the market.”
Vincent Roland, Managing Director for Merchant Services at Worldline, said: “I am particularly proud that our new YUMI payment terminal has received the "Red Dot Award", a very prestigious award for product design. Through the YUMI, Worldline wants to offer both its merchant clients and their customers a new world of value creation interaction before and after the pure payment. All along our development process we researched the best ways to bring innovation and security in a consumer facing design. This award is the best recognition for our brilliant team work.”
Success to be celebrated at the award ceremony
On 8 July 2019, Worldline will celebrate its success during the award ceremony. The international design scene will gather in Essen’s Aalto-Theater as part of the Red Dot Gala. At the subsequent Designers’ Night party, the Red Dot laureates will receive their certificates and YUMI will join the exhibition “Design on Stage” at the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, which presents all of the award-winning products. From that date, YUMI will also be on show within the Red Dot Design Yearbook, online and within the Red Dot Design App.
YUMI will be showcased during Money2020 in Amsterdam from 3rd to 5th June 2019, at booth G40. More information and directions can be found on the micro-site.
Worldline [Euronext: WLN] is the European leader in the payment and transactional services industry. With innovation at the core of its DNA, Worldline’s core offerings include pan-European and domestic Commercial Acquiring for physical or online businesses, secured payment transaction processing for banks and financial institutions, as well as transactional services in e-Ticketing and for local and central public agencies. Thanks to a presence in 30+ countries, Worldline is the payment partner of choice for merchants, banks, public transport operators, government agencies and industrial companies, delivering cutting-edge digital services. Worldline’s activities are organized around three axes: Merchant Services, Financial Services including equensWorldline and Mobility & e-Transactional Services. Worldline employs circa 11,000 people worldwide, with estimated pro forma revenue of circa 2.3 billion euros on a yearly basis. worldline.com
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About the Red Dot Design Award:
In order to appraise the wide scope of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award is broken down into the three distinct disciplines: the Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. With more than 18,000 submissions, the Red Dot Award is one of the largest design competitions in the world. In 1955, a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. The name and brand of the award were developed in the 1990s by Red Dot CEO, Professor Dr. Peter Zec. Since then, the sought-after Red Dot is the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. The winners are presented in yearbooks, museums and online. www.red-dot.org
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