MOO Presents… Paper+

October 2015, by david | Add a comment

In a world of ordinary paper, one company is breaking all the rules (that’s us), say hello to Paper+

It’s a new digital platform of super connected paper products from MOO. Not just beautifully designed, but so technologically advanced, they’re basically the sliced bread of stationery. Business Cards that have digital lives, long after you’ve handed them out.

So what’s the secret? It’s the NFC-enabled chip that’s embedded inside every card! The possibilities are endless. Choose the ‘Actions’ you want your chip to perform and as soon as you’ve updated the details on our Paper+, the card is updated! It’s seamless.

Share your information with ONE TAP onto most android and microsoft devices then log into paper+ to see how many times …Continue reading this article…

Designing for Tomorrow: MOO, NFC and Paper+

October 2015, by david | Add a comment

Suzy Willis is MOO’s Experience Designer, she shares some of the problem solving that came into play when designing our new Paper+ platform. Continue reading this article…

Skute Skute: Interview with Dan Lewis

October 2015, by Jonathon | Add a comment

We’ve been all about the tech as of late, from Bare Conductive to Qleek; there are a plenty of people who are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in 2015. Skute are another name to add to that list. Harnessing the power (and potential) of NFC, their collaborative ethos is infectious and their pricing’s incredibly reasonable too.

To see how it works, take a look at the video embedded below, and read on for our interview with co-founder Dan Lewis.

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How to Create the Perfect Flyer

October 2015, by david | Add a comment

Looking Good design template

You’ve been perfecting your recipe for weeks now. Half muffin, half-waffle, the Muffle. You believe it is going to be the best thing the baking world has seen since the Cronut. But with hundreds of other bakers out there, how will people know about it? Whether you’ve created a hybrid hotcake or not, the time-tested flyer can be one of the most effective ways to (self)raise awareness. Here’s our guide to creating the perfect flyer. Continue reading this article…

How we Added Extra Spice at Taste Talks 2015

October 2015, by david | Add a comment

What do you get if you gather some of the food world’s thought leaders, chefs and enthusiasts and then fold in some symposia, tastings, dinners and parties? Oh and repeat in some of the US’s best locations? Taste Talks of course! We were invited to add a little extra flavour to their events through beautifully printed talking points and takeaways.

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7 Ways to Create a Delightful Customer Service Experience

October 2015, by Jonathon | Add a comment

Customer service is super important (also, the sky is blue and too much cake can be bad for you – who knew!). So, we thought we’d tap the knowledge of our Director of Customer Service, Dan Moross, to provide some tips on how to make your CS the best it can be.

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MOO Presents…The Future

October 2015, by david | 16 Comments – latest by Randi Grace Nilsberg

What if you could have the ease of NFC technology applied to business networking? Now you can, welcome to Business Cards+.

Each one is embedded with a near-invisible chip that holds your chosen data, and with just one tap from an enabled smartphone (no app needed!), it’s downloaded in an instant. You can update your details any time and track activity to see who’s got you on their radar.

What better way to grow your network? Discover Business Cards+

Say Hello to Business Cards+

October 2015, by Richard | 2 Comments – latest by david

By Richard Moross, MOO’s founder and CEO

As you know, at MOO we love all things print. But we also love the web, and in 2012 we signalled our interest in taking paper to the next level, connecting it to the web with a short trial of NFC-enabled business cards.

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Box Clever: Packaging Just Went Plus

October 2015, by moocrew | 4 Comments – latest by Lisa O'rrell

Phil Thomas, MOO’s Product Designer talks us through the design process involved in creating the packaging for our new NFC-enabled products, Business Cards+.

Packaging at MOO has always been an integral part of the products we sell. As we discussed in a recent webinar on packaging, we always aim to surprise and delight with everything we do, and our Business Cards+ are no different. However, these NFC embedded cards have something extraordinary about them, something we’ve never done before, and we felt the packaging needed to reflect that. Continue reading this article…

Wonderful Wallpaper #4 – Chess

September 2015, by Jonathon | 2 Comments – latest by david

We have a pretty checkered history when it comes to wallpapers: we’ve had Flag Day; we’ve had Retro Gaming; we’ve had The Beach; and now we’ve got Chess. We spent a few days (and knights) developing it, and now it’s your MOOve.

Why are we doing this? Well, we heard you when you moaned about how board you were with your current wallpaper. So, we asked our designers to stop whatever they were ma-King, in order to create a background that a Queen would be proud of. If you’re wondering what size will suit you best – we’d recommend you check, mate.

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Design within Reach: Cool Offices to Inspire Your Workspace

September 2015, by moocrew | Add a comment

Written Katherine Leonard

Nothing says Silicon Valley startup quite like an office with baristas, game zones, and microbrew taps. The Pinterests and Yelps of the world have the mega-budgets to build mind-blowing offices—but just because you don’t have millions of VC bucks doesn’t mean you can’t create a mindful and productive space to inspire your team.

We gathered examples of office designs from entrepreneurs across the continent to inspire your inner workspace designer.

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You Can Cowork From Anywhere: Tribewanted in Bali

September 2015, by moocrew | Add a comment

Written by Laura Thomas

A few years ago, I nearly fainted when I realised my ‘healthy’ low fat yoghurt had 16g of sugar in it. However, that moment marked the very start of my entrepreneurial endeavors and my personal mission to help people find peace with sugar and improve their health (without ripping the joy out of every social occasion I might add).

When my blog Happy Sugar Habits started to get traction and people were finding it useful, I decided to study as a health coach and dedicate myself to helping those with a troubled relationship with sugar through coaching services and online resources.

For a while I worked part-time whilst I continued to write, …Continue reading this article…

Physical to Digital: The Future of Paper

September 2015, by david | 7 Comments – latest by Fortune

Kai Turner, MOO’s Senior Product Manager, talks about the physical-to-digital space and the future of paper.

So how did someone like me, who has spent a career building online services and digital products, come to work at MOO?  Well, as a MOO customer from the start, I shared the same affection for the brand as many of you do.  As a long-time expat living in London, I’ve also had a lot of respect for MOO as one of the founding companies in London’s burgeoning startup community in Shoreditch, now known as Tech City.

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Cover story: New Looks for Classic Books

September 2015, by david | Add a comment

From Dante’s Inferno to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, classic novels have sparked readers’ imaginations for centuries. Stories like these conjure different mental images for different people — and the team behind Recovering the Classics is determined to capture those visual interpretations for print and screen through a campaign called 50×50.
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Too Hot to Handle: Our Top 6 EU Startups

September 2015, by Jonathon | 4 Comments – latest by George

There’s plenty of exciting entrepreneurial energy flowing around Europe right now. We hear about American startups all the time, but what about those European folk? Maybe you’ve heard of Spotify, Shazam, Mind Candy, or a little company we’re quite fond of, called MOO?
With that in mind, we wanted to shine a light on some of the hottest European startups trading right now- just so we’re clear, these are in no particular order! Some are brand new, and some are a litter older… but all of them have great ideas:

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The Brand New Conference – Top 5 Picks

September 2015, by Jonathon | Add a comment

Now in its fifth year, The Brand New Conference is anything but! The two-day event (24th-25th September) is organised by UnderConsideration and focuses on brand identity. An extension of the eponymous blog, the festival is comprised of eight sessions per day, with speakers from all around the world in many different spheres. Enough talking, let’s get highlighting:
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Please Explain: Beacons

September 2015, by Jonathon | 11 Comments – latest by Ferenc Brachmann

In the 1986 blockbuster, Top Gun, Tom Cruise’s character, Maverick, would lock onto his enemies using radar beacon technology before shooting them out of the sky. Today, shops are using similar beacon technology to better target customers in a case of art imitating life.

Using small beacon devices – which are the size of your hand and typically attached to a nearby wall – you can send a hot deal to a customer’s smart phone or tablet based on their location in the store.

Beacons typically utilize Bluetooth’s low energy signal and cost between $20 and $40. This is because Bluetooth is much more effective than GPS or Wi-Fi for picking up smart phones indoors, and …Continue reading this article…

From Home to Rome: Interview with Great Italian Chefs CEO Ollie Lloyd

September 2015, by Jonathon | Add a comment

Rhubarb semifreddo and pistachio cream with a honey madeleine 

Your friends are coming over tonight and the only thing you know how to do is turn the oven on. Rather than making nan’s roast dinner recipe again, you may very well want to try something new. That’s where Great British (and soon, Italian) Chefs comes in. With the British version already wildly successful, their next expansion will be into the Italian market.

The recipes on the websites are curated by only the country’s best chefs, and are photographed so sublimely that you’ll be licking your lips by the time you finish reading our interview with CEO Ollie Lloyd.

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London Design Festival – MOO’s Picks

September 2015, by Jonathon | Add a comment

This year will mark the 12th anniversary of the London Design Festival, and we’re gonna be involved! We’re part of the ‘Shoreditch Design Triangle’ along with some of our fellow Eastern friends. If you haven’t noticed, we’re all about design here at MOO, so what better way to spend 8 days (19th – 27th of September) than appreciating the awesome aesthetics London has to offer. We’re excited, and you should be too. To whet your appetite, we’ve highlighted a few of our favourites:
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5 Must-Know Lessons From Design-Driven Brands

September 2015, by Jonathon | Add a comment

Whether you own a business or are thinking of starting one, chances are you’ve already slogged through the endless amount of business advice on the web. TED talks, dreary webinars, bedtime reading of the Harvard Business Review—the list is endless. You’ve heard all about the value of conversion rates and ‘going viral’. But have you heard anything about the value of design-driven thinking?

Didn’t think so.

This is odd considering the fact the some of the most innovative start-ups, like Airbnb, Gumroad, and Pinterest, have been founded by designers. Countless others have adopted practices taken from creatives of all backgrounds. There’s plenty to learn from design-driven brands, and these five lessons are a great place to start.

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