22 May 2011

New service design resource in France

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designdeservices.org
Matthew Marino and his team of User Studio, a French user innovation and design company, have launched designdeservices.org, a great online resource for the francophone service design community – available in French of course.

The content is still being created and people are invited to contribute and add definitions, case studies, tools and methods (in french) specific to the field of service design.

They hope the project may help create awareness about the principles of service design for private and public sector organisations, as well as design students in countries and provinces such as France, Belgium, Switzerland and Québec.

Here is the short French blurb about the site:

“DesignDeServices.org a pour vocation de rassembler de manière collaborative les cas d’études, outils et méthodes propres à la discipline avec le soucis du pluralisme et de la mise-à-jour permanente. Créée à l’initiative de User Studio, cette ressource invite les praticiens et penseurs du domaine à collaborer à l’élaboration des définitions, à l’identification des exemples concrets susceptibles d’incarner la démarche, mais aussi à partager leur veille, leur expérience et leur méthodologie.

Destinée à favoriser la diffusion des démarches propres à une discipline souvent méconnue dans les écoles de design, cette ressource doit également remplir le rôle d’outil de sensibilisation auprès des institutions et entreprises susceptibles de faire appel aux designers de services.”

Congratulations, guys. We wish you all the best!

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