Eight years after the first Service Design Network conference debuted in Amsterdam, we returned to the city of canals, bikes, and bitterballen to host our ninth annual conference. Since that first conference, we’ve certainly come a long way. Attendance has grown from 220 that first year to 650 this year. And we had two full […]
While only in its second year, I was really impressed with the Productized conference in Lisbon. I was there to run a four-hour Service Design Crash Course workshop and give the closing keynote, titled So You Want to be a Service Designer. I have run 14 conferences, so I know what it takes to pull off […]
The seventh annual Service Design Network Conference took place in New York on October 2-3, 2015, hosted at Parsons The New School. As a principal of the network, and the head of the SDN event board, I played a role in organizing the conference, moderated the opening panel, and helped keep everything running smoothly. Each year, new themes, […]
Last month I attended my seventh consecutive Service Design Network conference. This year’s conference was held in Stockholm, Sweden, and hosted more than 600 attendees. At the end of the conference, during the SDN management team’s closing remarks to the audience, I provided a quick summary of all the points made by the speakers, listed […]
In the context of the service design and service experience work I do, I’ve been much more focused on the way the services I interact with communicate with me. In this case, I wanted to communicate with US Airways and was presented with the following form, which asks for my Dividend Miles number, name (“Must […]
I voted in a garage, using a poorly designed ballot, made decisions on issues with implications I couldn't possibly understand, and left as joyful as one feels after a root canal. We must change this experience.
Next week I’ll be speaking at the Service Design Network conference in Paris. When I first started thinking of what to talk about on the subject of changing culture by design, I came up with the following list of titles. It’s a pretty good list of where my head is at the moment. More Than […]
I like deals just as much as everyone else. And I’m sure someone within my credit card company thinks they’re offering something good for their customers while also promoting some business initiative. But why make me work? Why do I have to enroll to receive extra points for a limited time? Too many businesses ask too […]