Inaugural Service Design Conference 3 May 2011

The first Service Design Conference was held earlier this month in Sydney, organised by Steve Baty and Donna Spencer – the team behind UX Australia. It was one stream with 7 presentations in scenic Darling Harbour. It was nice to not have to scurry between rooms for multiple tracks and good to know I wasn’t missing out on anything. The attendees were a UX crowd, and all seemed to be practitioners within the service design space. There was only a brief mention about the differences between service design and experience design. Everyone there wasn’t about to be held up on semantics. All the speakers dove straight in to describe how they work and deliver as service design practitioners.

Creative Sydney: Free events this June in Sydney

If you are in a creative or tech field I highly recommend you mosie over to the Creative Sydney site and check out the free events on offer. Creative Sydney is part of the Vivid Festival. This booked out very quickly last year so hurry. There are talks on the impact of technology on future generations, designing immersive experiences, collaboration and open source movement (from a user perspective), monetizing your work, the “affection” economy and more.