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Asking the tough and uncomfortable questions in design / Sarah Schulman / Episode #88

By Service Design Show

There's a good bit of tension in most service design projects. Often caused by factors that aren't obvious when you start. Factors like the fact that designers bring a quite different approach, attitude and mindset to the table. Your typical "they just don't get it" (coming from both sides) is a pretty strong indicator that there's some tension in the room. In this episode Sarah Schulman shares how she and her team at InWithForward have found a way to embrace this tension. And actually use it to deliver better outcomes for their clients. At InWithForward Sarah works on major social challenges which often require you ask the tough and uncomfortable questions. Questions that also shine a light on the dark side of design. For instance who will suffer from the solution we're designing now? But asking these questions early and often is the way to break through existing paradigms and create solutions that are more effective. This episode ends with a big question. What does it mean to do purposeful work? Sarah and I would love to hear your take on this. So head over to the episode on youtube and leave a comment over there. If you found this episode helpful please consider sharing it with 1 other person you know. That way you'll grow the Service Design Show community and help me to get more inspiring guests. Every. Share. Counts. :) ----- [ GUIDE ] ----- 03:45 - The first encounter with Service Design. 05:25 - How can we enable great partnerships with clients? 11:35 - Why should we consider ethical implications in design? 21:00 - How can we recognise that tension is an inherit part of creativity? 32:15 - Big question: What does it mean to do purposeful work? ----- [ LINKS ] -------- * https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahschulman/ * https://inwithforward.com/ ----- [ MORE ] ----- Enjoyed the show? Take a look at some of the other episodes. https://go.servicedesignshow.com/spotify YOUTUBE Every episode of the Service Design Show is also available as via the official YouTube channel. https://go.servicedesignshow.com/youtube FACEBOOK Check the Facebook page where you'll find more content and can discuss the episodes. https://go.servicedesignshow.com/facebook INSTAGRAM Get an exclusive behind the scenes look of the Show. https://go.servicedesignshow.com/instagram ----- [ FREE COURSE ] ----- HOW TO EXPLAIN SERVICE DESIGN Learn what it takes to get your clients, colleagues, managers, CEOs and even grandmas as excited about service design as you are! https://servicedesignshow.com/free-course

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