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Light hearted conversations with the people that are shaping Service Design field discussing the current state of the industry, exciting new developments and challenges up ahead.

    Design 101 for CEOs and business leaders / Audrey Crane / Episode #93

    Design 101 for CEOs and business leaders / Audrey Crane / Episode #93

    What do CEOs need to know about design? This was the question Audrey Crane tried to answer in her latest book which carries exactly that title. Make sure you stick around till the end of the episode because there's a little surprise...

    Sometimes it might seem that design is already a well established practice and field for most organisations out there. But the reality is that it's far from.

    There are still (many) business leaders out there who don't have a clue what design is and more importantly how they can use it to build better companies.

    So in this episode Audrey shares some of hers most successful strategies and tactics to convey the value of design.

    You're also going to learn about the common mistakes people make with regards to design. Hello unicorn designer anyone? And of course what you can do to avoid these mistakes.

    Finally Audrey poses the question how we can spread design beyond our small community? What's needed to break out of our design bubble? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

    At the very end of the episode there's a little book giveaway contest. Signed copy!

    I hope you'll find this episode helpful as this is a really important topic that need to address in our community.

    And don't forget to share this episode with fellow practitioners!

    That way you'll help to grow the community and help me to invite more inspiring guests like Audrey.

    Remember. Every. Share. Counts. :)

    --- [ GUIDE ] ---

    03:20 - The first encounter with Service Design.
    06:40 - How can we help more organisations leverage design effectively?
    16:00 - What if we could help people solve the most impactful design mistakes?
    27:40 - What if you could wave a magic wand and change one thing about business leaders?
    36:20 - Big question: How can we reach out to people outside our bubble?
    37:40 - Book giveaway contest! (read below)

    --- [ GIVEAWAY ] ---

    We're giving away a signed copy of Audrey's books!

    To participate in the contest head over to this episode on YouTube and leave a comment there where...you share a story of an organisation who wasn't aware of what is possible with design.

    The contest closes on February 20th 2020 11:59pm (CET) so make sure you submit your entry on time. If you're the lucky winner please make sure to respond to our message within 24 hours. If you fail to do so we'll pick a different winner.

    --- [ LINKS ] ---

    * https://www.linkedin.com/in/audcrane/
    * https://twitter.com/audcrane

    * https://www.senseandrespondpress.com/what-ceos-need
    * https://designmap.com/ideas/what-ceos-need-to-know-about-design
    * https://www.amazon.com/What-CEOs-Need-About-Design/dp/1703635051/

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    • 40 min
    The organisation as your design material / Linn Vizard / Episode #92

    The organisation as your design material / Linn Vizard / Episode #92

    Why is it that so many service design projects still get stranded before they have been able to make an impact on customers? In this episode Linn Vizard shares her experience with what it takes to make service design real.

    Linn has an interesting perspective on how we might start looking at the outcomes of service design. Because the outcome of our work almost never is an actual service... So what are the outcomes we create as a community? And how can we do a better job at communicating those outcomes?

    Another thing that we explore in this episode is what would happen if we start treating the organisation as our design material? If services are the software that we design then we might see the organisation as the hardware on which they run... and in that sense it's quite important to understand the properties of this design material.

    If you've ever struggled to get your service design projects beyond the concept stage than this is definitely an episode that you don't want to miss!

    I hope you'll find this episode helpful as this is a really important topic that need to address in our community.

    And don't forget to share this episode with fellow practitioners! That way you'll help to grow the community and help me to invite more inspiring guests like Linn.

    Remember. Every. Share. Counts. :)

    --- [ GUIDE ] ---

    04:10 - The first encounter with Service Design.
    06:45 - Why are we having a hard time making it real in service design?
    15:00 - How can we expand our understanding of what outcomes of service design are?
    26:40 - What if the material of service design is the organisation?
    37:50 - Big question: Which organisations do ongoing service testing?

    --- [ LINKS ] ---

    * https://twitter.com/wittster
    * https://www.linkedin.com/in/linnvizard/

    * https://www.servicedesignpaths.com/blog/2020/1/2/2019yearinreview
    * http://www.redjotter.com/redjotterblog/2019/1/22/64-the-mighty-designer
    * Service design across borders - https://vimeo.com/334671277
    * https://orgdesignfordesignorgs.com/

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    • 41 min
    How sharing makes you a better service designer / Daniele Catalanotto / Episode #91

    How sharing makes you a better service designer / Daniele Catalanotto / Episode #91

    Could you become a better service designer by just sharing more? According to the guest in this episode that's definitely the case!

    Daniele Catalanotto has been writing and sharing a lot about what he knows (and doesn't) related to service design.

    It might sound counter intuitive but Daniele argues that you first and foremost should share for your own benefit. If other people find the things you share helpful, that's great. If not then that definitely shouldn't make you share less.

    Now you might think that you have nothing to share. Or that you don't have the time to share. Or that sharing won't give your any real value. Well in this episode you'll learn that these are often just false believes.

    Next we dig into why so many service designers overlook the simple solutions. What would happen if we would concentrate on fixing human to human interactions before we jump into designing the next shiny new service?

    And finally, as Daniele is a Swiss based service designer, we're of course going to talk about rules. Daniele shares how having a set of guiding rules helped him to deliver better work. And you'll also learn how you can create your own set of guiding rules.

    The big question for you in this episode is: What can you do tomorrow to share more (and what is preventing you from doing so)?

    I hope you'll find this episode helpful and if you do please consider sharing it with just one other person today.

    That way you'll help to grow the community and help me to invite more inspiring guests like Daniele.

    Remember. Every. Share. Counts. :)

    --- [ GUIDE ] ---

    04:40 - The first encounter with Service Design.
    07:45 - What if we would be sharing more as service designers?
    17:10 - Why do we forget about relationships in service design so much?
    25:10 - How many rules do we need as designers?
    33:10 - Big question: What can you do tomorrow to share more?

    --- [ LINKS ] ---

    * https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielecatalanotto/
    * Service Design Magazine ➜ https://service-design.co/
    * A tiny history of Service Design ➜ https://service-design.co/book-a-tiny-history-of-service-design-368ed603797c
    * Service Design Principles 1-100 ➜ https://store.swissinnovation.academy/book-service-design-principles-1-100
    * Service Design: From Insight to Implementation ➜ https://rosenfeldmedia.com/books/service-design/

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    FACEBOOK
    Check the Facebook page where you'll find more content and can discuss the episodes.
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    • 36 min
    Moving away from service design projects / Emma Aiken-Klar / Episode #90

    Moving away from service design projects / Emma Aiken-Klar / Episode #90

    What if clients buying service design projects? Which is already happening if you look closely.

    It's not that the appetite for service design work is getting smaller. On the contrary. More and more clients see the need to do service design.

    Rather it's the fact that clients are building in-house service design teams and taking on the work themselves. This requires agencies to rethink how they are going to add value in the future.

    In this episode Emma Aiken-Klar, who is the SVP Human Insights at Idea Couture, which is part of Cognizant Interactive, shares her experience with moving away from service design projects and embarking on a new type of client engagement. A type of engagement which is quite liberating and aligns much better with the true nature of service design.

    Next to this Emma also talks about the influence of AI on the design of services. How can we use AI in our service design practice in a responsible manner and make sure it's inclusive.

    Finally we dive into the world of anthropology. With less and less opportunities to work on the fuzzy front end of challenges the question becomes what value can ethnographic research add in later stages of the design process? As an experienced practitioner Emma has some interesting thoughts about this.

    If you found this episode helpful please consider sharing it with just 1 other person you know.

    That way you'll help to grow the community and help me to invite more inspiring guests like Emma.

    Remember. Every. Share. Counts

    ----- [ GUIDE ] -----

    03:20 - The first encounter with Service Design.
    05:05 - How can we use AI to innovate services and experiences design?
    16:20 - What if clients slowly stop wanting to buy service design and instead wanting to do it themselves?
    27:05 - How far across the design arc does anthropology span?
    35:20 - Big question: How is service design evolving?

    ----- [ LINKS ] --------

    * https://www.linkedin.com/in/emma-jo-aiken-klar-phd-b48b052/
    * https://ideacouture.com/bio/emma-aiken-klar/
    * How Anthropologists Create Better Experiences - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCEvaxyT_aI
    * Advancing the Value of Ethnography in Industry- https://www.epicpeople.org/

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    • 38 min
    The scope of Service Design / Simon Mhanna / Episode #89

    The scope of Service Design / Simon Mhanna / Episode #89

    When is a challenge really out of scope for a service designer? What's the point where it becomes obviously too far fetched?

    As designers we are overly optimistic. In general we don't shy away from new challenges.

    It doesn't really matter if we haven't worked on a similar challenge in the past as we'll just figure it out as we go along.

    This confidence in being able to solve any challenge often feels like a superpower. But it's also a major pitfall.

    Are we as service designers overly optimistic in taking on organisational challenges? Are those kind of challenges really part of our job?

    Simon Mhanna recently wrote a provoking article to stir up the much needed debate around this and in this episode you'll hear what he has to say.

    We also discuss why it's so hard to implement service design work within organisations.

    What kind of skills do organisations need to develop and put into place in order to increase the chance of ideas actually getting turned into action?

    We'd love to have you join in this important conversation.

    So leave a comment sharing your thoughts about the scope of service design!

    If you found this episode helpful please consider sharing it with 1 other person you know.

    Every. Share. Counts. :)

    ----- [ GUIDE ] -----

    03:00 - The first encounter with Service Design.
    08:45 - Why are we having challenges embedding service design work?
    17:45 - How can we build the skills within the organisation to sustain the service design work?
    25:10 - What if service design is not the catch all practice?
    34:10 - Big question: What is out of scope for service design?

    ----- [ LINKS ] --------

    * https://www.linkedin.com/in/simonmhanna/
    * https://themoment.is/service-design-is-not-enough/

    ----- [ MORE ] -----

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    FACEBOOK
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    ----- [ FREE COURSE ] -----

    HOW TO EXPLAIN SERVICE DESIGN
    Learn what it takes to get your clients, colleagues, managers, CEOs and even grandmas as excited about service design as you are!
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    • 37 min
    Asking the tough and uncomfortable questions in design / Sarah Schulman / Episode #88

    Asking the tough and uncomfortable questions in design / Sarah Schulman / Episode #88

    There's a good bit of tension in most service design projects. Often caused by factors that aren't obvious when you start.

    Factors like the fact that designers bring a quite different approach, attitude and mindset to the table.

    Your typical "they just don't get it" (coming from both sides) is a pretty strong indicator that there's some tension in the room.

    In this episode Sarah Schulman shares how she and her team at InWithForward have found a way to embrace this tension. And actually use it to deliver better outcomes for their clients.

    At InWithForward Sarah works on major social challenges which often require you ask the tough and uncomfortable questions.

    Questions that also shine a light on the dark side of design. For instance who will suffer from the solution we're designing now?

    But asking these questions early and often is the way to break through existing paradigms and create solutions that are more effective.

    This episode ends with a big question.

    What does it mean to do purposeful work?

    Sarah and I would love to hear your take on this. So head over to the episode on youtube and leave a comment over there.

    If you found this episode helpful please consider sharing it with 1 other person you know.

    That way you'll grow the Service Design Show community and help me to get more inspiring guests.

    Every. Share. Counts. :)

    ----- [ GUIDE ] -----

    03:45 - The first encounter with Service Design.
    05:25 - How can we enable great partnerships with clients?
    11:35 - Why should we consider ethical implications in design?
    21:00 - How can we recognise that tension is an inherit part of creativity?
    32:15 - Big question: What does it mean to do purposeful work?

    ----- [ LINKS ] --------

    * https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahschulman/
    * https://inwithforward.com/

    ----- [ MORE ] -----

    Enjoyed the show? Take a look at some of the other episodes.
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    FACEBOOK
    Check the Facebook page where you'll find more content and can discuss the episodes.
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    INSTAGRAM
    Get an exclusive behind the scenes look of the Show.
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    ----- [ FREE COURSE ] -----

    HOW TO EXPLAIN SERVICE DESIGN
    Learn what it takes to get your clients, colleagues, managers, CEOs and even grandmas as excited about service design as you are!
    https://servicedesignshow.com/free-course

    • 35 min

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