About Christopher Vice
Christopher serves as VP for Research, Strategy, and Design at Studio Science, a design and innovation consultancy founded in Indianapolis in 1998.
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From 2002 to 2012, Christopher served as academic department chair and founder of the master’s degree program in Design Thinking and Design Leadership at Indiana University Herron School. In undergraduate and graduate education, he inspired a programmatic focus on designing as a people-centered collaborative cross-disciplinary process for identifying root problems and facilitating meaningful solutions to complex issues. An early advocate of the contemporary reemergence of design thinking, Christopher delivered the keynote presentation on design thinking at the international conference of the Design Management Institute in 2007.
Christopher’s interest in Service Design
Since every person comes to a service transaction (an exchange of payment for a product, assistance, or advice) or action (the performance of a task or utilization of a resource) with their own subjectivity, designers cannot design experiences; service designers establish scaffolds on which people make or cast their own experiences. To design these scaffolds, Christopher is most interested in understanding the tangible and intangible needs of people including the spectrum of human factors: cognitive, physical, emotional, social, and cultural. Christopher is especially interested in advancing research methods at the intersection of a Design Research approach and a Jobs-To-Be-Done approach.