Ella Walding won the Service Design student award for her graduation project at the Royal Collage of Art in Londen. Together with the government of Malta she developed a set of Service Design tools aimed to create change in the organisation. These tools can be found at servizz.gov.mt
After her studies Ella started working as a service designer at innovation unit.
This year Service Design award for systemic change in education went to ‘Design Managers Australia (DMA)’ and Macquarie Primary School. We had the great opportunity to have both Mel Edwards, co-principal at DMA and Wendy Cave, principal at the Macquarie Primary school together on the show.
Chris is a Service Design Strategist, founder and CEO of the Canadian Design Agency Bridgeable. At Bridgeable they work with some of the largest organisations in sectors like healthcare, telecom and government. Together with their clients they deliver great customer experiences though designing organisational en service-system level changes inside these companies.
BC is a game changing technology that brings some unique benefits. For us there are some properties that make Blockchain highly interesting for Service Design.
Blockchain is a distributed technology, a blockchain run on multiple nodes that can should on different physical locations. When one node is compromised, nothing in the blockchain is lost.
The assets in a blockchain can not be duplicated or changed without recording the action to do that change. With a blockchain it’s not possible for two people to have two different instances of the same data.
On top of these aspects the security to access one asset in a blockchain is huge and each asset has its own security.
A blockchain can be designed to be entirely transparent, recording and sharing every single transaction that happen in the blockchain.
These benefits are qualities that traditionally are taken care of by human-beings in transactional processes. When we think of transferring credit, property or certificates, it is people who ensure that this happens in a reliable, transparent and fair way.
With blockchain we have a technology that can potentially take over some of these human processes and this will affect the experience of these processes and have consequences for the people involved. It is therefore only natural that we are highly interested in exploring what blockchain can mean for our work.
We chose blockchain as the topic for our latest ARENA event and we recorded the round table conversation with the speakers.
We were happy to join the Global Service Design conference again this year. During the conference we talked to speakers from all over the world, volunteers, organisers and many more. You can find a compilation of all these interviews and our own recap here.