Although we have done design projects at CIID that have ended up as services , today started the beginning of our official 5 week service design block taught by our course director Simona and Brian Rink (Ideo) Today we spent the day in a seminar at Copenhagen Central Library to here about how the danish public library service works and some of the problems that they are trying to address right now. What amazed me instantly was how successful their service already seemed to be, yet they were striving to make it better with a big focus on the user needs, user involvement & participation and nation and international co-operation. One of the issues that was mentioned several times today was “how do you combine the physical and digital elements of a library” but at the same time keep the core ideal that a library should create a meeting place for neighborhoods, facilitate “community” spirit,learning, studying and reading. An interesting idea to sleep on!
All and all it was a really interesting and insightful day. Tomorrow we will be hearing from someone from tele-medicine…which to be honest i’m not sure what exactly this is, but i guess i shall find out! We will then need to decided between the two topics to focus our projects on.