Summer is coming up, get ready to learn something new. Surely you can read a good book or travel around learning from stories, people, life itself. However there is something intriguing about Summer Schools, something in between a personal experience and a professional development opportunity, meeting new people in a new city. It’s Summer course time, it could be a full time training session, a couple of very intense days or even justa a weekend workshop, better if closer to the beach…
Here are 3 professional training opportunities you cannot miss out this coming Summer:
1) Visualisation and graphic facilitation workshop [ITA]
2) Co-design services [ITA]
3) Service Design Summer 2013 aka #SDS2013 [ENG]
Where does co-creation come from?
Here we go with my first Italian post on this site. It’s about co-creation and it has been written for the blog of the HUB Siracusa. Will try in English next time!
Cosa significa progettare insieme ad altre persone? Può l’atto creativo essere accessibile a tutti o rimarrà un momento riservato ai tecnici del settore? A chi rimane la creazione finale?
La Forrester, prestigiosa organizzazione americana specializzata in ricerca di mercato parla di ‘co-creazione’ come della capacità di ogni azienda di coinvolgere clienti, partner e collaboratori nella definizione di una corretta esperienza (Customer Experience). Un processo prezioso per meglio capire cosa abbia impatto positivo sui clienti e quindi migliorare la resa della propria attività commerciale. Wikipedia definisce il processo di co-creazione addirittura come “una forma di mercato o di strategia di business e di marketing che enfatizza la generazione e la realizzazione di un valore aziendale condiviso con il cliente”. Se accettiamo queste definizioni e diamo per scontato il valore commerciale di questo processo, possiamo sfruttarne le dinamiche in chiave culturale, sociale ed ambientale?
Here we go, it’s time to jam once more! This time we are playing harder, planning to rock the public sector in only 48hours… will it be possible? Will local authorities across the globe engage with our serious play activities and let creativity take over?
A Jam is about improvisation, experimentation and innovation, an interdisciplinary environment where testing ideas, building prototypes and presenting quirky business models is possible. “Doing, not talking!” Working around a common theme, small teams meet at multiple locations, working for 48 hours on building innovative approaches and solutions towards challenges faced by the public sector. At the end of the two days, they upload their results and publish them for the world. This is the jam format that had a great success during the previous Global Service Jam and Global Sustainability Jam. There is no secret, everything is shared among thousands of ‘jammers‘around the world, a real tribe.
Coming together to create a new coworking space. This time in Catania, in the space of Zo, a cultural centre once sulfur factory and now multifaceted space able to respond to the local vibrant activity. The HUB Sicilia is growing and after launching HUB Siracusa part of the Euro South HUB initiative here it is the #Zoreload project, in partnership with Zo.
About 80 people came together to co-create the new space and reflect on its possible use. Architects, designers, students, entrepreneurs, researchers, investors… the HUB community is made of passioned people who sare a strong interest in social innovation and sustainability, ranging from environmental needs to rethinking economic values.
A new home for local Change-Makers.
A new adventure in Naples, working with Corio and Slow Food Campania Education at the Campania Shopping Centre near Caserta. Delivering an international workshop on communication design and service experience, in collaboration with Susana Antonio, Cesare Iadarola and Angela Morelli.