January 2011 Blog Posts (6)

hiring: young designthinker for ambitious C2C project

At Oce Technologies, a Canon Group Company, an interesting technological project was started. This aims to close the loop of printing paper in a fundamental way. Technologically this project is well underway, however we are aware it is not just technology. The central question is: will the many millions of users be willing to adapt to this new concept, for the sake of environment? This is not merely a question of choice: the way how Océ enables people to ‘close the loop’ is crucial for the… Continue

Added by Guido Stompff on January 31, 2011 at 13:20 — 4 Comments

My secret sauce for building online communities

A short while ago I gave a lecture at the Linköping University Sweden. I thought I should share it here... since this is the place I learned so much about it.

Let me know what you think!…


Added by Arne van Oosterom on January 29, 2011 at 11:00 — 4 Comments

designing as sensemaking

Designing and design thinking are often framed as activities looking forward - at the future. It is about devising plans and activities to change things. In teams, composed of a specialists another phenomenon can be witnessed in the process of design: sensemaking. Often only by means of prototypes or visualizations of the intended product or service a team is working on, team members can explore what teh consequences of their work is for others and vice versa. This looking in hindsight is a…


Added by Guido Stompff on January 24, 2011 at 21:15 — No Comments

New OpenIDEO Challenge on Mobile Technology + Maternal Health


I'm community managing over on OpenIDEO and we'd love to have some of the Design Thinkers community come join us on our brand new challenge!


OpenIDEO has partnered with Oxfam and Nokia to explore how mobile technologies can be used to improve maternal health (particularly in pregnancy and childbirth). We’re asking you, the OpenIDEO community,…


Added by Meena Kadri on January 24, 2011 at 11:27 — No Comments

Service Design short-course at Central Saint Martins [1st-12th August 2011]

Common Ground has the pleasure to announce the first ever service design course at Central Saint Martins, College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London. 

The 2weeks full-time course will be in London, 1-12 August 2011 and only 18 places are available for it. Here are the links (apologies for the chunky text on it): …


Added by Vincenzo Di Maria on January 20, 2011 at 18:37 — No Comments

Global Service Jam | Leeds

We're off the starting blocks! Service Design Leeds has taken up the challenge and we are hosting and enabling the Global Service Jam to be spread in Leeds... it will be great to DO and to learn together. We are welcoming all... so it's going to be very interesting. Let's see what happens... follow us on twitter…


Added by Kathryn Grace on January 9, 2011 at 0:53 — No Comments

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