To design effective user-focused services, we need to use data. We need to understand how people are using the service, what works for them and what doesn’t. There can be no service without data.
But as designers, we have to focus on user needs. That means we need to address users’ data needs as well as their service needs. We must design good services based on good data that don’t infringe on people’s privacy.
This means we have to look at questions like: what data is my service collecting? How and when is this data being used? Who has access to this data and who owns it? And how do we keep it secure?
As service designers working with data on a daily basis, we want to raise awareness of the value of data to services. And we want to discuss fundamental questions around what happens to that data.
This talk was held at Service Lab London on 19 October 2016 by Maria Izquierdo and Martin Jordan.