The Fjord Fido project

Diabetes is a life threatening condition affecting almost 400 million people around the globe today.

In the past years, innovation within digital and the health and fitness industry has provided tremendous opportunities to collect and analyse data affecting our bodies. Opportunities that could create great possibilities for the management of diabetes.

Jonas Höglund, service design director at Fjord Stockholm and father of a son with diabetes, saw the potential. At a global Accenture Innovation event he presented an idea of diabetes care through digital and big data. A speech that became the starting point for the Fjord Fido project.

Syllabus: Interaction & Service Design Concepts Principles, Perspectives, and Practices

Prof. Molly Wright Steenson (Carnegie Mellon School of Design) has published the syllabus for her Interaction & Service Design class (Fall 2015).  According to the introduction:

What is interaction, what is design, where did these notions come from, and where are they going? Our seminar explores principles, practices, and practices that undergird interaction and service design and beyond. We will explore the underlying principles of design, examine themes from a variety of perspectives, and consider the effects of both on different practices. Through this grounding, you will return to questions of what kind of designer you are and wish to be, what you believe in, and how that will extend to your research and practice.

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