New York City - Global Service Jam

I just put up the New York City Service Jam site.

The premise is Stuff is getting more expensive, and that can be a good thing, given how unsustainable owning stuff tends to be.

Services are increasingly the way to go. But up till now managers have been in control of services, and we all experience the result – clunky, annoying, embarrassing, slow, or over-designed and inauthentically slick.

It’s time for designers to use their expertise at understanding how people like to live and work to make services that generate real value, that create new kinds of business, new kinds of government and new kinds of community.

Service Design faculty and from Parsons, with a little help from their professional practice friends, are going to be leading this weekend.

Take a look at

Join in by emailing Cameron Tonkinwise at

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