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Service Design Principle No. 1: Serve User Needs

Service Design Principle No. 1: Serve User Needs

There was a time when business analysts were predicting the failure of Netflix's streaming service. Once a leader in CD movie rentals by mail, in 2007, Netflix was shifting its business model to online streaming, following the launch of Amazon Prime Video that...

An Amazon Service Experience

An Amazon Service Experience

A shopper's service experience on Amazon can begin at many trigger points on the site. The navigation bars are always in view, “where users expect to find them,” say the authors of “An Analysis of the Amazon Shopping Experience.” The search function is intuitive,...

Service Designers Leading Innovation

Service Designers Leading Innovation

DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION THEORY Disruptive innovation, a theory attributed to American economist Clayton M. Christensen, refers to when a product or service enters an existing market with new features, functionalities, or outcomes. This transforms the segment category...

Service Designers’ Role to Mitigate Impacts of Climate Change

Service Designers’ Role to Mitigate Impacts of Climate Change

World leaders returning from the COP26 Global Climate Change Summit in Scotland will face the daunting task of getting their countrymen to curb carbon emissions. The difficulty is because people don't want to give up their cars and manufacturing and utility industries...

Why Uber Can’t Fail (as a Service)

Why Uber Can’t Fail (as a Service)

Excerpt from The Apprentice: Online Service Design Course 'How A Service Works.' It would be hard to be unimpressed with the service provided by Uber.  For one, it operates seamlessly, anywhere. A U.S.-based reporter for the Washington Post recently wrote about his...

Where Are the Service Workers?

Where Are the Service Workers?

The Lack of Services Workers: A Case for Retraining It is not your imagination that wait times are longer at many restaurants. That waiting rooms at hospital emergency rooms are crowded beyond anyone’s memory.  And other services we rely on, including education,...

2020-2021 Service Design Survey

2020-2021 Service Design Survey

The International Service Design, a professional development organization solely dedicated to improving the skills and knowledge of service designers, will publish its annual survey in a fortnight.  The results include salaries of service designers, which industries...

Do You Have What It Takes? A Service Design Job Description

Do You Have What It Takes? A Service Design Job Description

We asked practitioners and employers for the knowledge and skills required of a service designer.  For employers, we asked how they evaluate candidates. For service designers, we asked what knowledge and skills they used in their work.  Basic Understanding – That the...

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