Snook's week under the coten spotlight

This week Snook are the special guests on the Coten Project. We made this video to share our views on service design education. Service Design Education for the COTEN Project.

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We talk about lots of things including our experiences of learning service design and the conversations we have with students and graduates who want to know more about the topic. For those of you who didn't sign up to be part of the Coten Project you can post any questions / thoughts right here and we will get back to you! For those clever people who are part of it - please visit the main studio section and join in the conversation!

MyDownhamMarket needs service designers

Wow. It seems a call out for 'service designers' is becoming a regular item on my to-do list... it's my pleasure to introduce MyDownhamMarket ... SI Camp and The Young Foundation are teaming up to run an event in King's Lynn. Young people will be entering ideas and 3 of them will get developed in a day. They are looking for service designers to get involved. They can offer travel expenses for people that come along, and food during the event. Ideally they're after some students who want some experience or freelancers that can give up a day of their time.

So what's it all about?


"MyDownhamMarket is all about coming up with new ideas to make your local area better using simple web and mobile tools. We’ll be bringing young people from the Downham Market area together with students and professional software developers and designers to create new projects that use web and mobile tools to make Downham Market better for everyone.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be hunting down some of the best ideas that could change something that matters in the local area. Ideas might be about finding a sports team, getting people together to clean up a park or ways of sharing lifts to school.
We’ll be choosing three of the best ideas to help build at a day-long event 4th June from 9am-6pm at the Highschool with the help of a whole bunch of different people – from business students to professional software developers."

Do it. It's real service design for real people...

Workshop Winner

Thinkpublic have announced the winner of the Real Work Experience initiative...Bristol! uwe

"Led by graduate designer Chris Clarke and Alex Ostrowski, the 27 strong Bristol group produced and submitted a printed book covering their ideas and experiences of the workshop – that extra mile really caught our eyes and showed a bold dedication and belief in the national scale this project can have!"

This project has been crucial in  gaining insights to the academic understanding of social design.Thinkpublic will now work with these graduates at Bristol to develop the idea into a strategic plan.

Congratulations to the Bristol team! I am very excited about the potential of the Real Work Experience...