I read a great article (I think it may have been the age) that summarises my experiences as a myki reader (and an earlier/happy adopter of it) about the lack of trust or reassurance it gives the user.
If I reflect on my major…"
Half a day workshop on innovating the city @ The Design HubFollowing her talk on Monday, 18th Feb, Sarah will be facilitating a service design workshop to examine some of the problems experienced by people living in the City of Melbourne. Sarah will be setting a 'problem' for the participants to consider and will introduce discovery techniques and ten moves in prototyping. This is one part of a series of on-going workshops that will continue throughout the year, facilitated by SDNM/DESIS…See More
It is with great pleasure to announce that Sarah Drummond, co-founder of Snook will be coming to Melbourne to host a series of exciting events at the new design research building at RMIT, the Design Hub! Talk: Designing for social innovationSarah Drummond is the Co-founder and Director of Service Design Social Innovation outfit Snook, based in Scotland, UK. Her talk will focus on public realm service design and Snook's approach to designing…See More
We have the great pleasure in hosting Steve Portigal from Portigal Consulting!How can you broaden your sphere of influence within the field of human-computer interaction? You can start by building your muscles! Steve will take a look at some fundamental skills that underlie the creation and launch of innovative goods and services. He will discuss the personal skills that he considers to be the muscles of innovators and the ways you can build these important muscles, including noticing,…See More
Hi, The presentation by Russell Kennedy will be of interest to any one interested in the representation of indigenous cultures or involved indigenous community engagements/projects.Russell Kennedy FRSARespectful depiction and referencing of Indigenous visual iconography has become an important issue around the world – especially when designers and their clients choose to visually represent national identity. This new emphasis on cultural authenticity raises ethical issues of appropriate…See More
I would love to come but I am currently going to be studying on monday morning on another Multi disciplinary project with Swinburne's Design Factory can I apply directly to you or can i Skype or meet with you…"
Huddle is innovating its business model from being a traditional agency to a new freelancer and space based model. We would like to work with you over the next four weeks to design the following things:1. The service model.2. The business model.We want to do this with people who are interested in participating in this type of model going forward, but also want to be involved in the creation of it. We think this might be you... We will be running a rapid service design process involving the…See More
If you don't understand habits, how can you hope to change them? The challenges and opportunities of habits to encourage sustainable living by Professor Bas Verplanken, University of Bath, England Why do we behave the way we do? Why does it seem so difficult to change behaviour? Common sense suggests, and many behaviour change programs optimistically assume, that we weigh up the pros and cons of a behaviour before we decide to perform it. But in reality, many of the behaviours that we…See More
Feel like you never get to chat to everyone at the Service Design Melbourne events? Come out for a dinner and a chat instead. Pay your own way at a cheerful Chinese restaurant in the heart of Chinatown, Melbourne, and catch up with people you keep promising to catch up with "next time"! This place does good food in a relaxed upstairs banquet room, and you can BYO alcohol too if you don't want to buy from them on the night.See More
RSA Australia and New Zealand are hosting another event that may be of interest to both SDNM and DESIS members, in terms of community engagement and the poetry as a means of story telling, engagement and expression.Presenters: Ron Browning, Thataw Kunoo and Moewin TunkinAs an ethnic minority group, that represents the second largest group of refugees in the world, the Karen people of eastern Burma, have been subjected to decades of official ill-treatment, discrimination and forced relocation.…See More
RSA Australia and New Zealand are hosting Mark Daniels from Social Traders at 1.30pm Saturday, 26th May. Mark is a great speaker with a wealth of knowledge regarding social enterprises. This event will be of interest to any Service Designers who are interested in community-related enterprises.Free entry, booking essential. Please enter your details at: www.eventbrite.com.au/event/3377735899Please see flyer attached. Kind regards, MarkSee More
Service Design 2012 will be a single day, single track conference, all about designing services for people and organisations. It will be held on May 4 2012, in Melbourne, Australia.This year’s conference will again include a range of presentations from practitioners on service design issues they’ve experienced first hand.RSVP via website below.See More