Ubique et nusquam are the words used by Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard to explain that albeit the divine is constantly present everywhere, its presence cannot be attributed to any particular place in space or time[i]. Again and again the contemporary discussion regarding the emergence of the ubiquitous society reminds me of these three words.
Ubiquitous computing revolves around the idea of being able to control our environment and household items through a (global) network and to connect..
As curious persons, we are passionate about new ideas and inventions that promise to transform our lives and create new opportunities. We like to rapidly replace old technologies with new ones. There are two philosophies to change our service architectures. First is based on the idea “build to last”. Another is the idea “built to be changed”.
These alternative philosophies lead us two alternative service architecture planning models. In the first one you plan such service architectures which ..
In the postmodern media society, one can say without exaggeration that digital information, telecommunication technology and new media intrude ever deeper into people’s everyday lives.
For example, the Internet and mobile phone cultures (including games) of recent years have had concrete and remarkable effects on the media practices and everyday routines of contemporaries.
As technical integration has travelled towards a “smart phone” and “communicator” that utilizes networking, dynamic multime..
Digital evolution architect Mika Ilari Koskinen found ten key drivers for the future of design in his interview.
I. Globalization is of course the biggest driving force. When manufacturing leaves a country, design follows it. This forces new models to production and planning.
II. Digitalization and ubicomputing (ubicom) are bringing new professions to the design field by 2020.
III. Design is entering the information security field.
IV. Design is entering the infrastructure planning field.
In the last decades, the share of intangible assets has increased in relation to tangible capital (cash, real estate, equipment, etc.). Brands, know-how, and competence form the core of the contemporary economy of experiences and participation. I anticipate that this development continues and most probably escalates all the way to year 2015. The European companies should improve their competitiveness in brand management field.
At the same time, the impact of brands has spread little by little t..
It is not an innocent coincidence that some of the most popular keywords today are change and vision. Change is necessary and inevitable, many people say. Vision can refer to the strategic goals of a company, organization, community, person, state, regional area, etc.
The word “vision” also contains a humorous meaning since one dictionary definition of the word is a hallucination experienced while in a religous trance or strongly inibriated.
Times are changing. Yesterday’s truth is not necessa..
I just returned from a service design conference held by Service Design Network in Berlin. The event had over 300 participants, most of who appeared to work in the field of service design. Professor Birgit Mager, the primus motor of the Network, has done a magnificent job in expanding the network and disseminating information about service design. Her pioneering work is worth a million thanks.
However, it has to be stated that the presentations at the conference were of rather uneven quality. I..
ServiceD project involves a number of dimensions. On one hand, the project
does research into the evolution of design expertise in Finland and Estonia
from the early 20th century onwards - including foresight work on
development paths up until the year 2030. At the same time, the project
studies the evolution of service development expertise. The project creates
visualized maps depicting the evolution of expertise as parts of
transdisciplinary analyses. The main idea is to develop service design