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Grand Unified Theory of Service Design, Systems Design, and Organization Design

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One is that I specialize in helping IT organizations and digital businesses bring together agile, DevOps, and design thinking in order to adopt new methodologies and be able to deliver more continuous value, so I’m really interested in the relationship between design and engineering and design and IT in particular. The other thing is, I think a lot about the relationship between designing and operating systems and designing and operating organizations.

How Autism can Influence Design: In conversation with Steve Silberman

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Are there ways you have seen organizations be really effective in incorporating this broader range of thinking styles into the work that they do? How do you see organizations evolving to address this?

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So What is a UX Manager Now?

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But you may or may not be able to easily find the UX Managers in an organization. They are a partner for the organization. They understand the strategy of the organization and evolve the experience strategy and capabilities to work in harmony with it.

Jedi Principles of UI Animation

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As a designer you should decide if your UI is a world of solid planes, rigid surfaces, and sharp, exact movements; or if it’s more organic, with softer, pliable surfaces and fluid movements. a UI panel or card) follow the motion of their “parent” in an organic and realistic way.

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Designing outside your comfort zone

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First, a bit of context: GLIDE is an organization focused on alleviating the suffering and breaking the cycle of poverty and marginalization in San Francisco. It’s rare to come across an organization who lives their mission so honestly. “Trust the process!”.

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Un-Sucking the Touchpoint

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Second, there’s a lot of baggage with the word feature, and it tends to mean different things in scale and scope to different people within an organization, lacking anything human-centric to characterize it.

Our Guide to Experience Mapping

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As a result, organizations need a holistic, human-centered view of the experiences they create. Through trial and error, we’ve refined our approach while helping organizations to identify new strategic opportunities and incite coordinated cross-functional action.

Our Guide to Experience Mapping

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As a result, organizations need a holistic, human-centered view of the experiences they create. Through trial and error, we’ve refined our approach while helping organizations to identify new strategic opportunities and incite coordinated cross-functional action.

Designing for Bright Spots

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As we learned more about the organization, its history, and its vision, we were further struck by the passion of Family House’s staff. ONE Design is Capital One’s internal design organization. Wall Mural by Brendan Murphy. The Magic of Family House.

It’s not a company. It’s an idea.

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It brings the needs of people to the forefront and allows businesses, organizations, and communities to solve problems and see possibilities in new, effective, and meaningful ways.

Extending Pixar’s Rules of Storytelling to Experience Design

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Pixar is a creative organization we often draw inspiration from. Aerogramme Writers’ Studio recently captured a list of Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling , a list originally tweeted by Emma Coats , Pixar’s Story Artist. It's a really nice list.

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Capital One’s AdaptivePath.org Year In Review

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In September, we organized our first BarnRaise in partnership with Illinois Institute of Design. Using service design practices such as empathy exercises, bodystorming and business origami, the two organizations produced color coded iconography and visual markers to improve wayfinding and the general welcome experience at GLIDE. “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” Jane Goodall.

Community Service by Design

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The goal was to focus their vision by choosing an archetype to define the organization’s tone and personality for their communications. Organizing For Accountability.

A Reading List That (Actually) Gets Read

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Leah’s is the toolkit and thinking to make User Experience a force within any organization. You’ve got insights or solutions, but you’ve got to share them in a powerful way so that the organization can understand and act on them. Books can be like New Years’ Resolutions.

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Transforming the Nighttime Experience for Homeless Children, One Tote Bag at a Time

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As we start to shape what AdaptivePath.org will be and how it will help create great human experiences, we are starting to uncover opportunities to partner with organizations that are already on the path to greatness like Project Night Night. Homelessness is a condition that affects 1.5

Just What is a UX Manager?

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There’s no one in their organization to model their position after. What's difficult for a manager is aligning UX values with the results desired by the organization, defining the objectives that matter to both her team and her business.

Your Services Affect Your Service

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You may not feel you can affect change at this level, but making the case for your organization to focus on these third-party services is a good fight to fight. It requires a certain amount of scale, money, and commitment for an organization to make this happen.

Serving Experience As The Product

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It’s time organizations took a look at how we plan, manage, and organize around the experiences of customers. He was one guy in a big manufacturing organization. We created a Guide to Experience Mapping to help more organizations see the experiences customers are having.

Birgit Mager and the Evolution of Service Design

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I started at HP to help organizational units figure out how to best create new interfaces for customers and the kinds of people needed at the contact points to really bring a solution-focus into the organization. It was very exciting for me at the time; in a way, I was trying to “design” organizations to be able to deliver excellent service. How would you define it, the scope, and its position within an organization? [BM]:

Ten Weeks, Ten Ideas: Internship Edition

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Watch his talk from MX 2014 if you want an interesting sense of how to structure teams of designers to support an organization without needing everyone to be cross-disciplinary. Last December we started searching for interns hungry to get a taste of life in a design firm.

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Our New Head of Service Design: On the state of the industry, its value, and why Capital One

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Q: You’ve introduced service design to tons of organizations. Hey, there’s someone we’d like you to meet. It’s Kendra Shimmell, who we’re excited to introduce as the new head of the Service Design practice for Adaptive Path at Capital One. Kendra comes to us via the venerable Cooper design team, but prior to that was a part of Adaptive Path , which makes for a good kind of déjà vu. Beyond being a service design leader, she’s a speaker, an educator, and a dancer.

Meet The UX Week 2015 Keynotes

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As Forrester’s principal customer experience analyst, Leah Buley has a perspective that no one else has, leading research projects to discover what makes experience design organizations successful and how they’re evolving.

The Anatomy of an Experience Map

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And when I say useful, I'm thinking of two key criteria: First, it can stand on its own, meaning it can be circulated across an organization and doesn't need to be explained, framed or qualified. Experience maps have been becoming more prominent over the past few years.

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New Ways of Visualizing the Customer Journey Map

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They then organized the post-its, identifying major stages the journey. [Credit: Evan Litvak
] Evan chose to represent his journey as a circular graphic instead of the more common linear or chart structure. As the field of service design evolves so do the tools.

Service Design Soft Skill Builder: Empathy

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And in service design–with its aim to connect and orchestrate people outside, inside, and across organizations–empathy is the first skill I recommend to people 2 to build and sharpen. We, the design community, talk (and write and speak) a lot about empathy.

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Service Design Soft Skill Builder: Empathy

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I hope you will try some of these and report back if they have made a difference in your personal practice and your organization's success. We, the design community, talk (and write and speak) a lot about empathy.

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Alan Cooper: Letting Light into the Forest

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As far as I’m concerned, service design is a way of describing what we do, in such a way so that it’s applied more broadly across the organization and more broadly across all the touchpoints,” he said. But if you’re looking at it as a way to help organizations to succeed in their businesses, to waste less time and money, and to be more effective as they move forward and respond, and make their customers happier, then I think it’s an ever-expanding universe. “So

Zipcar at MX 2014: Obsessing About The Member Experience

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How do you successfully move an organization to obsess over the customer experience, then invest and realize the results? Brandon Schauer : You have a fascinating role with a fascinating organization. BS : Where does your experience team fit within the organization?

Raising the Community Roof

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BarnRaise brings together design firms, community-based organizations, and participants to address a social topic embedded in the local community. Interdisciplinary groups are formed and each focuses on tackling a unique challenge that a community-based organization is facing. We already have a great group of community-based organizations and design firms participating.

There is No Spoon: The Construct of Channels

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Yet we often lead with channels and even, detrimentally, silo our organizations around channels. Your organization should then have its own definition of relevant channels depending on its need to support the experience of the customer. Companies should not organize around channels.

Want to Design for Impact?

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Whether you consider yourself a creative, a maker, an ideas person or are just plain curious, this is the opportunity work with a local San Francisco community organization, on a tangible opportunity, while being led by experts in the design process.

Exploratorium: Mapping the Experience of Experiments

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When was the last time you saw this diverse of a group in any other organization getting together to consider their customer's experience? We're huge fans of our soon to be San Francisco waterfront neighbors, the Exploratorium.

Shaping a Generation’s First Experience with Star Wars

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We operate within these man-made organizations where expectations state certain things based on the culture that’s created, and I think that as leaders, it’s important for us to establish realistic expectations that everyone can over-achieve on, and then remind them that we appreciate them every opportunity we get. When it comes to managing experiences, is there a more thrilling experience to manage than introducing someone to Star Wars for the first time?

Playtime is Over: Reflecting on 2015’s Service Experience Conference

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The third-annual conference took place November 16-17 in San Francisco, bringing together various industries and organizations to address how we design and deliver great service experiences that create value for both people and organizations.

Designing the welcome experience for GLIDE services

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Glide’s programs and the use of this building has grown organically over the years to meet the growing and changing needs of the surrounding community, but the signage and other wayfinding affordances have not kept up. . Written by Helen Kim.

7 (Video) Lessons for Managers of UX

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UX managers need to build a case, measure impact, integrate others in the work, then broadcast their story to the organization. The Adaptive Path iPad app has just been updated to include speaker videos from the 2012 MX Conference. Here's a few takeaways to help you start to dig in: 1.

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7 (Video) Lessons for Managers of UX

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UX managers need to build a case, measure impact, integrate others in the work, then broadcast their story to the organization. The Adaptive Path iPad app has just been updated to include speaker videos from the 2012 MX Conference. Here's a few takeaways to help you start to dig in: 1.

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Three Trends Driving Healthcare Experiences

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According to the Temkin Group, and to the surprise of few, organizations that lag in customer experience can be found more commonly in the airline, Internet service provider and healthcare industries. I'm a cyclist. I recently crashed on my bike.

Hey Jack: You’re Wrong About “Customers” Versus “Users”

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If, as you say, "the word 'user' abstracts the actual individual" in conversations in your organization, the problem isn't with the word. Besides, we already had an era in which organizations focused on their customers—it was called the 20th Century. And to be fair, they come to this conclusion with all the best intentions to get their organizations talking about people, so that they might treat those people in a more human (and humane) way. Hi Jack.

A Glimpse at the Emerging Trends of Service Design

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Organizations that figure this out can create a differential advantage by innovating better, higher quality, and more enjoyable experiences for their customers, making them more competitive in the marketplace. What are the big trends in service management that service designers need to know?