Apples for the Mind

I have spent this afternoon exploring a fantastic project called Mindapples. “Mindapples is a social movement to promote individual self-management of mental wellbeing. The original “5-a-day” campaign encouraged people to …

Amsterdam Adventure

I am off to Amsterdam this morning for the Service Design Conference! Really looking forward to being back in the wonderful city and meeting DesignThinkers again! Be back in a …

Engine and the local government

“Kent County Council and Engine Service Design have been supporting teams of innovators across the county in using new tools and techniques to deliver better services. Local Government Channel explores …

Sketching Thinking

“Design Thinking can be understood as a series of overlapping and interconnected principles that revolve around a unified concept of holistic thought and action.” A fascinating collection of sketches and …

Chapter 2

Yesterday I spent the day at Glasgow School of Art. I met lots of new interesting people and was in the midst of the exciting second stage of the Real …

The Wow Factor

“Drawing on his background in Whitehall and local government, the chair of Design Council, Sir Michael Bichard, tells Jane Dudman that well designed public services can tackle some of society’s …

£200 000 for Public Service Design

Designers are being sought to improve public services. “The Department for Innovation, Universities & Skills has put forward an initial £200 000 to support the Design Council’s Public Services by …

Project H

Humanity, habitats, health and happiness. “Project H Design is a charitable organization that supports, inspires, and delivers life-improving humanitarian product design solutions. We champion industrial design as a tool to …

Spark

I have discovered a fantastic new blog Spark. This creation focusing on people, conversation and ideas, belongs to Sophia Parker; co-author of the public service design publication The Journey to …

Bright ideas for dark times.

The Guardian team up with IDEO to tell us why now is the time for innovative thinking and innovation. They have also revamped their website. This collaboration is an invaluable …

Patients in Service Design

In this Autumn’s edition of In View, a founder of live|work Ben Reason talks about the importance of Service Thinking for innovation in healthcare. The report focuses on patient-centered innovation. …

Breaking the cycle

Watch this: I saw this Barnardo’s campaign on the news a few minutes ago. The comments already appearing on the YouTube show contrasting opinions. One comment read: “This will eventually …