TEDx Reset – Why Robots Need To Dream

Peter Fossick, of Factotum was recently invited to talk at TEDx Reset about ‘Why Robots Need to Dream’. We’ve posted a link to the video here, in which Peter talks about the selling of technology of Utopian futures that often have social, economic and cultural impacts that favour the few while penalising not only the […]

DevOps meet DesignOps

Factotum’s Pete Fossick recently spoke at the Service Design Global Conference in Madrid where he discussed service design, agility and the emergent field of design operations (DesignOps or DesOps) and how they are part Design 4.0 – an emerging approach to designing for Industry 4.0. A brief history of design… Design 1.0 was paper and […]

Apple’s iBeacon & Proximity Location

News from Apple about iBeacon  – a new technology that extends Location Services in iOS. Your iOS device can alert apps when you approach or leave a location with an iBeacon. In addition to monitoring location, an app can estimate your proximity to an iBeacon (for example, a display or checkout counter in a retail store). Instead […]

The Medical Breakthrough Nobody’s Talking About

We came across this piece by Toby Cosgove about the transformational impact of designing Healthcare services and we wanted to share it. Service Design has been delivering transformation in healthcare using design processes that have been pioneered in the UK. Here at Factotum we’ve been evangelising Service Design since 2006. We use holistic approaches to transform service ecologies and […]

Larry Keeley’s Ten Types of Innovation

Here at Factotum we are big fans of the Doblin Group and Larry Keeley. Larry et al have updated and revised their successful book – The Ten Types of innovation. It’s a must have for all designers, executives and and academics that are interested in innovation methodologies. Here’s how Larry and his team describe their […]

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