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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Our approach to design consulting

We’ve been doing quite a bit of work late­ly that for lack of a bet­ter term I’ll describe as “design con­sult­ing”. The work is about help­ing orga­ni­za­tions under­stand how games and play can be applied mean­ing­ful­ly to real-world issues and com­plex sys­tems. Part of this is us hav­ing con­ver­sa­tions with peo­ple at those orga­ni­za­tions. We […]

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Week 205

Last week was a deci­sive week for both ASARI and SAME, projects in two coun­tries that both went through their final phas­es. Kars prepped ASARI for a client pre­sen­ta­tion. He went through the con­cept with the Info.nl design team and sketched out our con­cepts for the final pre­sen­ta­tion which was received well. We have thought […]

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Q&A with Marc Fonteijn (31Volts) about Making Progress

Kars Alfrink — Mak­ing Progress teas­er from 31Volts on Vimeo. Not too long ago I was inter­viewed by Marc Fontei­jn of ser­vice design stu­dio 31Volts, about how I approach the work that I do. Marc and his col­leagues have col­lect­ed a num­ber of those inter­views into a doc­u­men­tary film titled Mak­ing Progress. I decid­ed to […]

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Week 204

In Berlin, Alper spent time prepar­ing for an upcom­ing two-day work­shop on-site for SAME. He’s chew­ing on com­pli­cat­ed stuff togeth­er with Sebas­t­ian, involv­ing on-the-job learn­ing in an unfa­mil­iar cul­ture. We’re look­ing at apply­ing prin­ci­ples of self-deter­mi­­na­­tion the­o­ry and we need to do as much of it with ana­log means. No mean feat. Mean­while, I most­ly […]

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Week 203

Last week got us into a good rhythm for our sum­mer engage­ments. A quick slice from our cur­rent stack. Kars pre­pared and facil­i­tat­ed the sec­ond work­shop for ASARI where tons of sketch­ing result­ed in a rough­ly final con­cept which can go up for pre­sen­ta­tion before the start of the first design and devel­op­ment sprint. Kars […]

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Week 202

It’s an absolute­ly gor­geous sum­mer day out­side. One of the first of the year, in fact. Sun may not be note­wor­thy in your part of the world, but this is the Nether­lands so it total­ly is. You can imag­ine the willpow­er it takes for me to stay inside and write this. Any­way, on to what […]

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Week 201

Lots of logis­tics this week and new projects get­ting start­ed. I was due to be back in the Nether­lands for some meet­ings so I start­ed Mon­day in Utrecht at Hub­bub HQ while Kars went to Info.nl to work on ASARI1. We’re real­ly hap­py to be work­ing togeth­er with our old friends over in Ams­ter­dam and […]

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