This year we made the decision to explore what it would mean for CIID to have a studio in the US. As part of this strategy we will be running a pop-up studio in New York and a feasibility study. With this initiative approaching quickly, my time is often spent thinking about what the vision should be? How will we create value? and what will the business model look like?
For the last two weeks, Simone Rebaudengo (Frog, Shanghai) & Joshua Noble (Teague, Seattle & CIID alumni) have been teaching a course on the Secret Life of Objects at the Interaction Design Programme here at CIID.
15km north of Copenhagen, our team of designers set out for a Saturday of team building by canoe in the Mølle canal. Aimed in more or less straight lines we entered the Canadian canoes to take on an obstacle course along the river.
This year the Consulting team will be teaching a one week introduction to Service Design during CIID’s summer school! Due to the high level of interest in the Applied Service Design Techniques workshop we are considering running it twice!
Low fidelity prototyping as a step of the design process might seem like a time-consuming expense for clients. But it’s an effort well-spent – for clients and for the designers themselves. Testing your concepts both in shape and functionality with users is a fundamental method when ensuring a concept’s developmental path – even if it means an unexpected turn or that you have to toss the idea you initially believed in. In the end you will have a more sustainable and feasible design in your hand, and tests that assure your client of the best road to follow and what’s more likely to be succesfull.
Recently CIID Consulting wrapped up an exciting second phase of a social innovation service in collaboration with innovation specialist Jennie Winhall and the Rockwool Foundation, a Danish research organisation who’s work contributes to the improvement of environmental conditions and development in the Danish society.
At CIID Consulting, almost every project requires us to travel to new locations. We rapidly immerse ourselves in a new context to understand a particular user group and inform the development of new products and services. Over the past years the team has executed international innovation projects for global corporations, tech firms and nonprofits. Our work has taken us to many corners of the World; From a shipping dock at the Panama Canal, to rural parts of India to the bustling streets of New York City, Shanghai and Beijing to name a few.
If you’re designing UI’s for the visually impaired then wear these glasses – They replicate an eye condition called retinitis pigmentosa and in our opinion look somewhat cool in a retro kind of way.
Delta’s IdemoLab and the Danish Design Center teamed up this week to create a two-day participatory conference on designing smart products. Together with SONY CIID Research fellow, Satoshi Nakamaru, I attended the conference to get some inspiration and insights on the current state of smart products.
We are excited to announce that throughout 2015, CIID Consulting will explore the potential of opening in New York. This initiative will enable us to become closer to our US based clients and activities and allow our team to create more impact.