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Chapter events Designing Under Scarcity

Designing Under Scarcity

Join SDN MSP for a fully interactive discussion of the episode "Tunnel Vision" ( from the podcast "Hidden Brain" (36 mins). In this episode, host Shankar Vedantam explores the psychological phenomenon known as "scarcity" and how it hinders a person's ability to focus on anything other than the one thing they are missing. Please listen to the podcast episode before our Zoom meetup. During the meetup, we'll discuss what this phenomenon might mean for how we approach and interpret customer research and how we make key design decisions. The first-hand accounts in the podcast are powerful to hear, but if you need to read instead of listen, a transcript of the episode is available ( from NPR. Or, here's a related article ( that you could read. We'll be breaking into smaller groups to allow everyone to have a chance to share their thoughts!

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Chapter events Case Study on Service Design Partnerships

Case Study on Service Design Partnerships

Join the Service Design Network (Twin Cities chapter!) next Wednesday for case study discussion on how we partnered with the University of Minnesota students to bring service design to People Serving People, a local non-profit. When: Aug 12, 2020. 6:30 - 7:30 CT. Zoom Link to join: #servicedesign #volunteer #designforgood About Aug Meetup: Our next virtual meet-up will take place on Aug 12th, 6:30-7:30 pm. We'll be sharing the work we've done so far with People Serving People and U of M students. We'll also talk about what's coming up for the project and how you could get involved. Hope you can join us! If you can't join us that night but would still like to volunteer your time and participate in designing and prototyping solutions for PSP, please let us know and we can loop you in. Background on Volunteer Consulting Project with People Serving People (PSP): As you might recall, we started a pro-bono consulting project with PSP last year. A handful of us have been working regularly with PSP and University of Minnesota design students to complete the first phase of the project. This first phase consisted of research, synthesis, and brainstorming of ideas. Our next phase will be design, prototyping, and testing. Hope to see you there!

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SDN Minneapolis-St. Paul

Minneapolis-St. Paul
Service Design in Minneapolis-St. Paul is very active among large corporations, smaller design agencies, and embedded within health care systems and the public sector.
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