Wednesday, February 22, 2012

We are recruiting a service designer

We are currently recruiting for a service designer to join our team here at Design Wales and support the delivery of our service design programme. It's a great place to work and an excellent opportunity to play a role in building the kills, expertise and knowledge in service design across Wales.

Job description
The project has so far ensured that Wales is ahead of the adoption curve in providing a service design support programme for industry and unique in developing a regional service design capability; thereby also strengthening the Welsh creative industries. The project also provides a comprehensive support programme for industry through activities that include promotional seminars, intensive workshops with small groups, one to one support and on-line resources.

The post holder must have a strong and broad understanding of the effective use of design, solid visualisation and communication skills and be willing to support the wider activities of Design Wales in relation to service design. The ideal candidate will have experience of working as a service design practitioner within an agency and/or within industry.

If you are interested in applying for this role, full details can be found here:

Friday, February 10, 2012

European Design Innovation Initiative Project Approval

We were very pleased to hear today that we have been successful in our project proposal made under the 1st action of the European Design Innovation Initiative (EDII) by the European Commission. "Thank you" to all of our partners in helping to put this exciting project together.

The project will continue some of the activities of the previous SEE Project but also broaden its scope with ten other partners across Europe to build a new pan-European SEE Platform that will engage with regional and national organisations currently active in innovation support and policy and help to build their understanding and use of design for user-centred innovation.

The partners for the new SEE Platform are:

Design Wales / Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK)
Design Flanders (BE)
Regional Development Agency of South Bohemia-RERA (CZ)
Danish Design Centre (DK)
Estonian Design Centre (EE)
Aalto University, School of Art & Design / Designium (FI)
Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences (FI)
Business and Cultural Development Centre (KEPA) (GR)
Border, Midlands and West Assembly (IE)
Castle Cieszyn (PL)
Design Council (UK)

There is still some paperwork to do before the project can be officially launched - when this is done we will let you know.