Tag: Beyond Service Design
Humantific | StrategyLab has begun working with a telecommunications company in Madrid.
In StrategyLab we work upstream from a typical design brief in the fuzzy opportunity space. We combine upstream research with Visual SenseMaking to create an insights field that accelerates understanding among cross-disciplinary participants. The insights field is then connected to an externalized visual cocreation process that all team members learn and participate in. Humantific provides the research, visual sense-making and co-creation acceleration tools. Our clients provide the content knowledge. Using this unique combination repeatable transformations are co-created. This is inclusive innovation realized! In addition our clients begin using this hybrid skill-set to navigate the future and in the context of their everyday work.
For more information about Humantific services in Europe email: ask (at) humantific.com
Humantific has announced open registration for the 2008 summer session of WorkshopONE for the design community. Once each year since 2002 Humantific has offered the summer session through NextDesign Leadership Institute. This year it will be July 26 in New York. In the NextD version of WorkshopONE we not only do cross-disciplinary innovation skill-building, we share numerous visual models, talk about Design 3.0 and the changing nature of design practice. The session fills up rapidly. For more information on the summer session of NextD WorkshopONE contact: programs (at) nextd.org.
You can get a glimpse of last summers session here.
As part of Raising the Bar: New Perspectives on Design, GK VanPatter gave the keynote talk on Design 3.0 / Understanding Design Now! at the Leadership through Design Summit in Bangalore, India. “Design with India is a collaborative initiative inspired by the discussions on the online forum, DesignIndia. Globalization is forcing designers to rethink their role in the context of developing world economies, especially in Asia. As global economic partnerships continue to expand and design becomes the driving force behind innovation, so too does the potential for businesses and designers to successfully partner with India. But at what cost? Designers can take inspiration from the traditions and craftsmanship that are unique to India. They can look to India to understand design innovation from a deeper, more resource driven perspective. However, it is important to interpret India’s identity and traditions from both a local and global perspective in order to simultaneously cultivate and preserve its rich and historic culture.” Humantific has many friends in India!
You can read GK’s reflections on what he saw and experienced at the Bangalore summit on the Design With India site: Reflections on the 2008 Leadership by Design Summit
Humantific in collaboration with NextDesign Leadership Institute, has created a new executive education program. The new innovation enabling-focused curriculum encompasses basic skill-building in Strategic Co-Creation, Design Research and Visual SenseMaking. Its the skill set many strategically-minded executives are looking for in a complex, continuously changing world. Long before deciding whether service design, product design or experience design is needed, executives seek to make sense of the marketplace complexities and determine what the challenges and opportunities actually are. This requires a new set set of skills. The new program is being offered through NextD. The first round of sessions is sold out.
NextDesign Leadership Institute in partnership with Basadur Applied Creativity have launched a new interactive innovation profile. Next generation innovation leaders know the importance of having access to new insight tools in order to understand and effectively lead cross-disciplinary teams. If you would like to know more about this interactive tool view the mini presentation: See Deeper / Think Smarter on the NextD site.