Service design, interaction design & design thinking

I was recently in the position of needing to articulate for a group of people what it is I mean when I use certain phrases/terms - interaction design, service design, and design thinking in particular. For reference, here they are. They're not particularly long, or exhaustive,...

Service Design: A Twitter discussion with Dave Gray & friends

The following conversation took place via Twitter on Tuesday 29th November (late Monday 28th November in north america) between myself, Dave Gray, and a variety of other people. The topic was Service Design, with two main sub-topics: the main challenge for organisations contemplating service design/delivery;...

Some of the ideas you won’t hear from me this week…

I'm very frustrated right now, having just received an email telling me that my presentation at a conference on customer self-service has to be cancelled due to a contractual conflict with the conference sponsor.I had been asked at short notice - last Monday - to...

Innovation in customer experience

The experience delivered by a product or service can be a source of competitive advantage and business value through innovation. Experience designers – using the empathy they generate with customers during primary research, and the understanding of the customers’ broad context ...

We’re presenting at Service Design 2011

Janna and Iain will be presenting at Service Design 2011 in Sydney on 3rd May. I believe tickets to the event are available now (apparently quite limited, so get in early!)Our presentation will focus on mapping services. To quote from the program:Service design cannot be...

core77 – the strategic arc of interaction design

I recently wrote an article for Industrial Design publication core77 about the continuum of interaction design focus and the ways in which designers of interactions can move their practice towards a more holistic, systems design.As designers of interactions broaden their perspective and take a ...