This was presented at Service Design 2011 on 3 May, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.
Service design cannot be practiced to its fullest extent without the capability of capturing and expressing what a service is. In addition to capturing the core processes and logistics of service delivery, such as touchpoints, roles, contexts and purposes, we also need to capture the inherent qualities of the service experience, from both a customer and business perspective.
Drawing on their work with some of Australia’s largest organisations and smallest start-up businesses, Janna DeVylder and Iain Barker of Meld Studios will share practical insights applicable to anyone wanting to use service mapping within their practice. They will look at service mapping as both a process and as an outcome. First they will define what a service map is, what elements are required to create it, and an overview of how you can express a service visually. They will also discuss how the map can be used dependent upon where in the project process you are, from mapping current-state and identifying opportunity areas, expressing future state, or articulating the service roadmap of getting from today to the future.
Based in Sydney, Meld Studios are strategic designers with business brains. They help organisations to see new ways of thinking, explore opportunities and turn ideas into tangible realities.