Service Design Podcast
About Service Design Podcast
Khushboo Balwani is a designer, creative researcher, and futurist active in Brussels through her socio-artistic citizen lab BrusselAVenir. Enjoy this hopeful and inspiring conversation about Khushboo’s work, her approach for understanding and visualising future needs and the power of collective future building.
As designers, we assume a lot of responsibility when it comes to involving users. How can we do better, and how can we stay kind to ourselves? Giulia and Pardis share good laughs and serious answers on using the Do No Harm Framework in their daily practice at Designit.
Join us as we dive into the wonderful world of healthcare innovation with Jiri Vermeulen and Lola Bladt from Minze Health. Jiri and Lola share their personal experiences as entrepreneurial designers, narrating the transformation of a visionary idea in 2015 into an established digital healthcare company today with multiple products in the global market. Enjoy this honest and fun conversation about transforming healthcare through design.
Finnish strategic and service design agency Hellon has been working together with the Helsinki Regional Transport Authority (HSL) for the past 6 years to ensure the sustainable future of Helsinki’s public transport. For their productive partnership, they received the Service Design Award 2022 Best Non-Profit project! We speak with Lotta Julkunen - design director and partner at Hellon - to discuss their well earned award, the philosophy of their partnership with HSL and many more interesting elements for doing successful service design at scale.
Leading up to her captivating talk at Knight Moves' Arena last month about ‘Trust Falls: catching users when they fall', we welcomed design strategist Sarah Drummond in our studio in Ghent. We talk about how to build trust in the design process, innovation vs. familiarity and the value of predictable actions for users in order to trust the systems they use. Get immersed in this fascinating topic and learn how to design for trust.
We welcome Sydney Johnson and Kristofer Kelly-Frere from Canada-based studio J5 Design. They shared their experience working on the project ‘Braver Training Grounds: Customer Experience Design & Social Housing Organizations’ which earned them the global service design award best commercial project 2022.
Chu-Yi Vuong — winner of the Service Design Award 2022 for Best Student Project — came up with a service to nudge sustainable choices to consumers. We welcome her in our studio in Ghent to talk about her thesis, her journey into the world of service design and her job as a service designer at IBM iX. Learn how her innovative solution, "Save," can make it easier for consumers to shop for groceries with sustainability in mind.
We continue the keynote talk of Dr. Leyla Acaroglu backstage at the Service Design Global Conference in Copenhagen. We discuss sustainability, systemic change and most of all, actionable steps for us, service designers and humans to make a difference. Take in her inspiration for activating your agency.
In this episode, we share a heartfelt chat with two amazing people from the organising team of the Service Design Global Conference: Peter Nørregård from Playful Innovations and Christina Melander from the Danish Design Center. Tune in to discover what designing for good means for them, and why having courage as a designer is so important—now maybe more than ever.
Tune in to this special episode where Stina and David pass the torch to Laurens and Jeroen and welcome them as new hosts of the Service Design Podcast. Listen to them reflecting on how Service Design has changed since the beginning of the podcast. We also talk about the change in hosts and what challenges Stina and David are taking on instead!
Next week the Service Design Global Conference 2021 will take place with again a great line-up! This years’ theme is ‘taking a stand’, we talked about the theme and other exciting stuff with two great people from the organising team: Ullah Jones and Agusta Callaway. Get excited about the conference and listen to the episode! Or let us convince you to still buy a ticket with a 25% discount (code: SDGC21_attendee_25%off)
Twisted studio won the ‘professional non-profit’ service design award for their lean approach to service design and prototyping. The project they won the award for is called LaMA, short for Laboratoria Mobiele Alternatieven. A co-creative design process developed to find creative and simple solutions with great impact on mobility issues in small cities. We spoke with the two founders of Twisted studio; Marlies Deforche & Elisabeth Verhetsel. Because they are our Belgian colleagues, we invited them to our studio! Read the whole story here: https://www.service-design-network.org/community-knowledge/lama-laboratoria-mobiele-alternatieven Twisted studio website: http://twistedstudio.be
Tom Szaky is CEO at Terracycle, a social enterprise on a mission to eliminate the idea of waste. Recently he founded a new company Loop, a global circular shopping platform that brings multi-use packaging into our daily shopping. Tom closed the Global Service Design Conference in Toronto with his talk ‘Loop: Solving for Disposability While Maintaining Its Virtues’. We managed to sneak in a 25 minute interview with him right before his talk!
John Powell is design director at an agency focussed on Artificial intelligence for leading global enterprises and governments. John’s talk was titled ‘We Have Met The Enemy and They Are Us. He talked about the social challenges humans created over the years and how it is time for designers to take responsibility!!
Steph Hay is VP design at Capital One an American bank. She opened the second day with her talk ‘Designing for Trust. Steph talked about the example of sesame street. In order for children to learn, they need to trust the person or puppet that thought them new stuff. Discover what Sesame Street and and the ‘I love you’ metric can teach you!
Waw! What a great edition this year's conference! It was great to meet the familiar faces again, but also many new inspiring people. We walked around with our microphones again and bumped into many interesting designers from all over the world. We talked to the organisators of this year conference and the organisers of the 2020 edition in Copenhagen. We already had a quick chat with some of the service design award winners. Off course we will invite them for a longer interview again later this year! We talked to many speakers, fellow podcasters, volunteers, etc. We hope you enjoy this episode and relive the conference!
You heard Chris Ferguson (Founder of service design agency Bridgeable) on this podcast before. We spoke to him as a visitor of the Service Design Global Conference, as a regular guest, as a winnen of and SD award and now as an organiser of the conference in Toronto. As always, Chris has many valuable insights to share and will get you excited for this year’s edition of the conference.
In anticipation of the in Oktober we spoke to , one of the local organisers of the conference. Shannon is Senior Manager, Experience Design at and was Principle, Design and Research Director at . Listen to find out about the theme of the conference, what to look forward to and where to visit in Toronto.
A couple of months ago, we noticed an interesting video on Linkedin. In this video Playmobil announced their new toolkit for professionals. We spoke with Victoria Dobbie, project manager at sub-brand Playmobil Pro. She introduced us to the tool and the process of designing and bringing it into the market.
Increasing automation in our workplaces, demographic shifts and a customer-based economy are drastically changing the way we work. In order for people to keep up we will need a very different set of skills, particularly those that are unique to humans: imagination, creativity, curiosity, emotions and social relationships. How will we bring this skills transition into our jobs, and which implications will this have for employees, employers and organisations? In our 34th episode of our podcast you can listen to the round table discussion, i.e. an interview with the speakers of the evening and questions from the audience.