Service Design Challenge

Service Design Challenge

Our 2021 Service Design Challenge Experience - thus far by Maryan Abdirahman, Design Enterprise Studio Member, March 2021Hi! I’m Maryan, part of a digital media student team competing in the 2021 Student Service Design Challenge, and this blog is about my experience thus far... But first, what is the Service Design Challenge and how does it work?The Service Design Challenge is a 6 month-long international competition run by Philips Experience Design, IBM, and IDEO to help coach the next generation of  designers. It invites groups of students in design disciplines to take part. The process itself consists of an application stage, a  first selection stage that determines the finalists who will remain for the full competition, followed by a series of month-long rounds that focus each of the teams on the development of their service design. The final stage awards prizes for the top 3 design teams.  2021 Service Design Challenge: rounds and deadlines Why did I get involved in the Service Design Challenge? I chose to do this...
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Web AR

Web AR

Web AR by Quince Gore-Rodney, Design Enterprise Studio Member, March 2021Web-based Augmented Reality, aka WebAR, is one of the most exciting technologies at the forefront of web development. Augmented Reality (AR) is the connection of real life with a digital world, allowing us to extend reality through our computer devices. As a graduating student with an interest in 3D technologies such as three.js/react-three-fiber, I’m vested in the possibilities that augmented reality can do to 3D graphics and how it can give them more relevance to the real world.While plenty of Augmented Reality use mobile app systems to bootstrap the technology like ARKit, ARCore, Vuforia etc. (Timchenko et al, p.211, 2017), they require downloading a separate application. WebAR content on the other hand, can be loaded instantly from the internet. This illusion of the physical world mixing combined with the ability of the internet, means WebAR provides instant immersion.When WebAR was well in its infancy, it required web plugins such as ARToolkit,...
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Design Processes

Design Processes

The Creative Ideation Process vs Client Requirements by Alex Hopkins, Design Enterprise Studio Member , Feb 2021Throughout any project, creative ideation and client requirements are entangled and often totally dependent on one another. And, in an industry filled with creative individuals where they dream of coming up with sensational new ideas, the last thing they want is the feeling of being constricted with client requirements.I’m Alex Hopkins, a junior creative with a background in code and design. In this blog I want to provide some insights and my own experience with the unseen battle that takes place between ideation and the client requirements from the perspective of an emerging designer in the creative industry. My Experience Now, I would like to start by saying that every project is different and what worked for me might not work for another project. Though, I’m sure a few of you have had an experience with a client being not particularly specific about what is expected to...
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Networking with others in UX

Networking with others in UX Hey! Welcome to my first blog post, My name is Jade, I am a soon to be graduate student in Digital Media based at UWE Bristol’s Frenchay Campus. For my last year module, I volunteered to write a blog post on how to network with others related to my field of work.Since studying design thinking and user experience (UX) in my second year, I have realised that user experience is my passion and a potential full-time job opportunity. After looking at various networking links, I chose to look into the ' Ladies that UX Bristol' meet up group. Starting as a close-knit group in 2014, Ladies that UX Bristol has been running for 6 years and have over 650 members. Looking at the meetup website, the description stated that the group is for all levels of UX especially those who are eager to learn and listen to others' experiences of being UXers.Due to the current situation...
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