Here’s a look at the final projects our brave collaborators produced during the 2012 Global Service Design Jam:
Called one of the most interesting service design ideas, Team Artisano’s concept was a mobile/online directory of local Shanghai artisans. This directory will connect interested stake holders with local crafters, preserving and magnifying the artistic community.
The fearless Cookie Pirates created a baking cooperative centered around providing part-time employment for hobbyists, housewives, and other baking aficianados. Cookie Pirates connects with these bakers, and provides a space for production and sale of their combined baked goods. Profits are split among the bakers.
For their project, Team Dream Makers created a platform gaming system called Dream Game. Realizing the need for individuals to understand themselves introspectively, Dream Game is a personal coaching model and networking device. Players, called “dreamers,” evaluate their dreams and personal aspirations through a series of questionnaires and challenges. As they advance to higher levels, they are connected with other “dreamers” who share their passions.
Team Tufang uncovers hidden treasure (tufang) all over China using an innovative web platform to connect unique cultural sites, talents, and offerings with interested users. Traditional craftsmanship is usually found in rural areas – but Tufang organizes trips for people in creative fields to visit and learn these techniques.
Team Knot created a unique service called GivenGet. Described as “Everyone is a client and provider,” GivenGet connects hobbyists, freelancers, and other multi-talented people to individuals in need of a service. This system enables service providers to overcome social barriers or other roadblocks to reach customers in need of their talent.