During the last three decades, economic conditions have changed fundamentally in western industrial nations. Without doubt, a fundamental change from a manufacturing society to an information- and service-based economy is discernable. While the share of services in the gross economic product is around 60-70%, business start-ups and new jobs can almost exclusively be found in the tertiary sector.
This situation is now changing essentially – and this is where service design comes in. Within Service Design, Service Interfaces are designed for intangible products that are, from the customer’s point of view, useful, profitable and desirable, while they are effective, efficient and different for the provider.Service Designers visualize, formulate and choreograph solutions that are not yet available.
Making More Meaning: The New Service Economy
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Home (live @ Bonnaroo 2013)
The great LIVE performance with #storytelling & a lot of joy and emotions
Tim Brown - From Design to Design Thinking
Tim Brown is the CEO of IDEO. Among the 20 most innovative companies in the world, IDEO is a design consultancy that contributed to such innovations as the first Apple mouse and the Palm V. IDEO’s work also addresses sustainability, the design of communities, health and wellness, and enterprise for people in the world’s lower income groups. An industrial designer by training, Brown’s own work has earned him numerous awards and been exhibited internationally.
Chet Faker - Gold
Roselinde Torres: What it takes to be a great leader
The Service Design Imperative by Nick Leon
This industrial-eclectic loft is the home of designer and artist Alina Preciado and her two cats, situated in a 1800s industrial building in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. The 2,000 square foot loft with one bedroom and one bathroom mixes old and new pieces together, with findings that Preciado has picked up from her travels to places like Japan, Spain, India and the Middle East. The designer imports handmade goods for her business, Dan Gitane. “Dar” is Arabic for “home” and “gitane” is French for “gypsy”, which sums up Preciado’s personality. The loft was originally a woodshop, which has divots and scratches on the flooring, which has been preserved for its history.
The loft features an incredible flow with an open and airy floor plan, huge windows and high ceilings that keeps the space well lit. The home also has a hammock which Preciado spends a lot of time on, as well as a trapeze bar, perfect for stretching. The living room was a vintage leather sofa from the 1960s, the leaning ladder was obtained from a warehouse. The living area also has a large wood-burning stove with a double-insulated chimney, which is in keeping with the industrial theme as well as providing plenty of warmth in the winter months. A neat tip that Preiado does with her stove is place citrus peels on top and left the smell permeate through the home.
Photography: Chris A. Dorsey
You don’t need to be a genius, you just need to be yourself. That’s the message from Austin Kleon, a young writer and artist who knows that creativity is everywhere, creativity is for everyone. A manifesto for the digital age, Steal Like an Artist is a guide whose positive message, graphic look and illustrations, exercises, and examples will put readers directly in touch with their artistic side.
When Mr. Kleon was asked to address college students in upstate New York, he shaped his speech around the ten things he wished someone had told him when he was starting out. The talk went viral, and its author dug deeper into his own ideas to create Steal Like an Artist, the book. The result is inspiring, hip, original, practical, and entertaining. And filled with new truths about creativity: Nothing is original, so embrace influence, col- lect ideas, and remix and re-imagine to discover your own path. Follow your interests wherever they take you. Stay smart, stay out of debt, and risk being boring—the creative you will need to make room to be wild and daring in your imagination.
Dutch design for Creative and Playful Grown-ups
We know Kidsonroof from their playful cardboard houses, kitchens and more fun items for the little ones. They’re so fun we’d wished to be a child again.
So how great is it, they decided to develop a grown-up furniture line as well! The small collection features 2 light-wooden tables, a stool and sofa.
Have a look here and find some Kidsonroof items at Tiny Store in Berlin.
FvF Interview with Katharina Kemmler, Berlin
The work of creative director, Katharina Kemmler is all about staging experiences and creating occasions for conversation.
We discuss her mixed cultural background, – from the intensity of Johannesburg to Berlin – and visit Katarina at her home in Kreuzberg and workplace in Schöneberg, on Freunde von Freunden.
Sigur Ros - Fjögur Píanó
Deep Listening - Disclosing the Unsaid
Red Associates, service design company
Chris Downs: Are We Still Talking about Service Design?