Be My Eyes ~ Lend Your Eyes to the Blind

by Andy Polaine on January 18, 2015

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Be My Eyes is an app that actually benefits people. Imagine that. It crowdsources help for visually impaired people by simply using a video link to someone else who can tell them what they’re looking at. Smart and simple.

A few people have asked me about the process of writing our book on service design given that the three of us are in different countries and all have different thoughts and styles of writing. I wrote a post on the Luzern MA Design site called Collaborative Long Form Writing that goes into the details.

It also contains some never-before-published behind-the-scenes photos!

Square Cash

October 21, 2013

I’m fascinated by Square’s new service, Square Cash, that allows you to send someone cash simply by sending them an e-mail and cc’ing Square’s service. Walt Mossberg’s review of the service has been doing the rounds and has most of the details you need to know. Basically, Square doesn’t really act as a money middleman […]

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May the force be with you – service design for invisible connections

October 20, 2013

The video of the talk I gave at DESIS Lab Melbourne at RMIT is online at Service Design Melbourne’s website. The audio is a bit hard to hear because the room had a bit of an echo and I’m mumbling, but I hope you might get something out of it.

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Service Design, The Force and Yoda

July 30, 2013

While I am down under in Melbourne later in August for UX Australia I’m going to be giving a different talk and hosting a discussion at RMIT’s DESIS Lab in the RMIT Design Hub for Service Design Melbourne. My talks is titled May The Force Be With You – Service Design for invisible connections and […]

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July 17, 2013

Anyone who has worked with me in the last few years will know my propensity to use a lot of Post-It notes. It’s a design cliché, I know, but true. I just find it really hard to think when I look at something in a big Word doc or, worse, Excel. My eyes glaze over […]

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Tile and Internet of Things Services

July 12, 2013

I have a re-occurring conversation with my MA Design students, especially those specialising in products. It goes something like this: Student: “I’m working on a new product/gadget/object.” Me: “Great, but you know you’re actually building a service?” Student: “No, no, I’m not interested in designing services. I want to design products.” Me: “But you say […]

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ALA Article on Service Design Beyond the Screen

June 30, 2013

As usual I’m behind the curve, but this time I’m behind myself, which is weird. I don’t think I’ll psychoanalyse that too much more. I am really pleased that my article Designing for Services Beyond the Screen was published this week on A List Apart. I’ve been away and blissfully offline all week, so I […]

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Service Design: From Insight to Implementation is here!

March 13, 2013

I’m extremely happy to announce that our book, Service Design: From Insight to Implementation, was officially published today. I wrote a welcome post about it over on the book’s home at Rosenfeld Media. If you feel like tweeting or blogging about it, that would be great. What really helps is a quick review on […]

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A Golden Rule for Interactions and Life

February 28, 2013

Most of us have experienced a relationship in which the other person constantly assails you with their problems, yet when the tables are turned, their response is cursory before turning the conversation back to themselves. These relationships soon end or we put up with them because the other person is our mother. I tweeted yesterday […]

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