Development of methods for generating ideas in the field of service design practice

The research project “ Development of methods for generating ideas in the field of service design practice” developed methods for innovation and generation of ideas that enabled an increased amount of stakeholders to participate in the design of services. It was conducted by Transformator Design, Konstfack and the Linnaeus University.

The focus was on enhancing designerly ways of working, i.e. ways that support work with a designerly approach. Learning is done by simultaneously working with proposals and the puzzling situation. The two approaches that were developed was a conscious work with visual and material prototypes in all events, and a contextually sensitive co-design.

It was conducted within an actual on-going project that TD carried out for a client.  The research was done by Fredrik Sandberg, a PhD student in design at Linnaeus University and Bo Westerlund, professor of industrial design at Konstfack. 

The project received funding, in large competition, from VINNOVA’s call “Innovation and Design 2012” and was carried out during October 2012 through February 2013.

Transformator Design: www.transformatordesign.se
Linnaeus University, School of Design: www.lnu.se/design

Updated: 4 July 2013
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