After having attended the Service Design Global Conference in Cardiff this week, we are now feeling ready for action. We were spoiled with engaging speakers like Nick Leon from The RCA who, with great passion, made sure we understood that service design is not a new design discipline; it’s redefining what design is. This year’s theme Transformation Through Service Design showcased many great transformations already going on and inspired us to think big. We hope you are in!
A taste of Copenhagen
Together with NCE Culinology, SDG is leading an innovation programme in Stavanger for players from the Norwegian food industry. These days, the group is on an inspirational trip to Copenhagen, and we hear enviable stories about oyster slurping, beer brewing and marzipan tasting. To accompany the savory inspiration, they have also been to Louisina Museum of Modern Art to experience the trees by artist Ai Weiwei. Composed of dead wood fragments from a forest in China, they remind us that if we continue to ravage the nature, man-made and dead could be the future. A true reality check.
Cronut, Crodough, Dosant
The Cronut queues were far too long when SDG Tomorrow visited NYC this spring. Luckily we got hold of some for today's workshop, and our innovators got to taste the hype. Referred to as "heart attack inducing pastry", but oh so sweet and addictive! Wonder what will be the next food hybrid…
Three is a prime
These days the third SDG Tomorrow is in the making. Naturally, it all starts with the people who enter the forum. Some seats have already been claimed, while others are still up for grabs. Which companies will be the chosen ones this year? Which innovation challenges will the candidates bring to the table? We will be sure to let you know how the story unfolds.
We welcome home our designers that have been breathing the London air the last couple of days. The purpose was AGI Open, Alliance Graphique Internationale, - featuring over 30 of the world's leading graphic designers. This year’s theme was dialogue, with the intention to open up the design process through interviews, debates and case presentations. Speakers like Chip Kidd, Christoph Niemann, Stefan Sagmeister and Margaret Calvert made sure the London travellers came back both inspired and pumped. Check out our photo album here.
How often do you get the opportunity to work with a Ukrainian company, looking for a Scandinavian touch to their identity? Exactly. So this was quite a unique project opportunity we had to grab. Roar, Tobias and Hilde just came back from another trip to Kiev, bringing with them these golden photographic memories.
Peek into the future
This morning we had the pleasure of having a visit from Lars Raaum - Audience and Product Developer at Aftenposten. We kicked off the week with some interesting discussions about the future of the media industry, and are now digesting the fresh input. The verdict? We say bring it on and let the future media games begin!
And that was it for lazy summer days! Our creative batteries are fully charged and our doors are open. In other words, the timing is just right to start fresh and to embark on new projects. The coming weeks feature travels, project kick offs and the revival of old acquaintances - all of which you will hear more about!