SAN FRANCISCO, USA / HELSINKI, FINLAND – Creative technology company Ixonos announced the opening of its Design Studio in San Francisco. Located at 85 2nd Street, off Market Street, the studio facilitates the company’s growing user experience design work for global clients, particularly in the media and entertainment sector. This is Ixonos’ first design studio in the U.S. The company’s other design studios are in London, U.K.; Helsinki, Finland; and Kosice, Slovakia.
The San Francisco Design Studio is led by Senior Vice President Sami Paihonen. Paihonen is best known for innovative multi-screen experience creation. He helped create TouchWiz, the first user experience (UX) platform for Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones and tablets. Paihonen will appear on the ‘App Design to Satisfy App Stores and Consumers Alike’ panel at the Apps World North America conference, at 4:30 pm today, at Moscone Center West, at 747 Howard Street in San Francisco. Other Ixonos San Francisco Design Studio team leaders include Marco Zamarato, principal UX designer, and Oto Ciulis, project manager for UX design.
“The US market offers Ixonos strategic positions for working with some of the world’s leading creative content companies,” said Paihonen. “San Francisco has always been a hot-bed of interactive design and offers us great access to next-generation mobile customers and partners. We are pleased to be part of the mobile revolution in the Bay Area.”
Ixonos celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The company that currently focuses on creating design innovations for its customers also has a solid background in technology: having developed numerous handsets, mobile technologies, and services for Intel, Nokia and Samsung, among others.
Ixonos’ current focus is in designing innovative second-screen experiences that leverage mobile monetization. For example, the Ixonos Super App™ enables multiple revenue streams from one app by splitting the tablet’s view into four quadrants. The super app has attracted great engagement levels for Middle East Broadcasting Company’s version of ‘The Voice’. MBC also benefits from the intelligent advertising opportunities offered by the Ixonos TV Compass™, 2nd screen solution. In four months, the MBC Now app had more than 1 million downloads. Ixonos has developed second-screen experiences for numerous global media brands, including ESPN International and National Geographic.
“Ixonos is uniquely positioned to create new models for media engagement which will lead to the next generation of entertainment,” said Roope Suomalainen, the head of media for Ixonos. “Ixonos is establishing a prominent position as a creative technology company, with an emphasis on media industry. We see our San Francisco Design Studio elevating our profile in the US, and beyond.”
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