Service Design as a way for Social Innovation

Mariana Ribeiro
Apr 28, 2021 · 5 min read

How to be (more) inclusive by design

“ A world made better by design implies designing for each and all How we approached this Since becoming more inclusive by design seemed pretty daunting, we followed the Awareness Acceptance Action model to help us along this journey. The model consists of three parts: awareness, acceptance and action. To kick-off the first part (awareness) [...]
How to be (more) inclusive by design
Apr 28, 2021 · 3 min read

How we became Climate Neutral Certified

Starting small So we started measuring our own footprint, to the best of our ability. This meant gathering all sorts of data on energy consumption in the office, business travel, data usage, purchased goods and services, and the list goes on. After a period of learning new things about our own footprint and environmental impact [...]
Michaël Vijfvinkel
Apr 22, 2021 · 4 min read

An Amsterdam Koosje having the Lisbon office experience

How it all started How did this idea of going to Koos Lisbon start? I was working at Koos for not even a year when the question was popped to me. Kasper, who founded Koos Lisbon 3 years ago, was coming back to the Netherlands, and we needed someone to keep up the good work [...]
An Amsterdam Koosje having the Lisbon office experience
Apr 08, 2021 · 7 min read

The hidden power of Design Thinking for a Circular Economy

Outward vs. Inward Service Design You guessed it, design thinking holds answers to many of the questions mentioned above. So, design thinking is this flashy methodology that brings products and services that people actually like using. I can hear you thinking: that’s all great and clearly has a place in bringing new value propositions to [...]
Joost van Leeuwen
Mar 30, 2021 · 4 min read

Positive impact: a framework to discuss, make and measure it

Meet the target groups As with every design challenge, we started off with the question: who are we designing for? Or in the context of this challenge, who are we making positive impact for? As consultants, we by default strive to make a positive impact with our clients. Additionally, we are service and UX designers [...]
Positive impact: a framework to discuss, make and measure it
Mar 11, 2021 · 5 min read

Design for Social Innovation Meetup

Our topics and speakers: Educating future generations – Gonçalo Gomes is an assistant professor at the University of Aveiro and a member of the ID+ Desis Lab, teaching design for social innovation in the master’s degrees and leading different academic research projects. Working globally with local communities – Munir Ahmad leads the Aga Khan Foundation’s [...]
Cátia Pereira
Mar 03, 2021 · 6 min read

Design for Positive Impact Meetup

The speakers: Ângela, a corporate associate at Maze Laura, an investment manager in Rubio Impact Ventures Carlos, the President of the Board of directors and CEO of IES Social Business School Ângela’s perspective About Maze:  Maze is an impact investment firm. They accelerate and invest in solutions that deliver impactful outcomes. They do it by [...]
Mariana Ribeiro
Mar 03, 2021 · 11 min read

Milkymap and Koos Service Design join forces to boost CX transformation for large organisations.

Who is Milkymap? Milkymap is a Dutch provider of Journey Mapping software. Their background in customer journey mapping and service design thinking enables them to build a trustworthy CX management tool, the Milkymap Galaxy platform. This platform can be used to digitize and organize journeys, create and track KPI’s and combine qualitative and quantitative data [...]
Joris Hens
Feb 23, 2021 · 1 min read

The Future of Service Design with Birgit Mager

Birgit Mager, the mother of Service Design, has been lecturing this discipline since 1995, promoting and building a network that would strengthen Service Design all over the world and, nowadays, inspiring the community by being president of the Service Design Network. We felt very privileged to have her as a guest speaker at our Learn [...]
Catarina Silva
Jan 19, 2021 · 5 min read

The life of an intern at Koos

Entering Koos  Your internship at Koos starts with a warm welcome. Being excited and a tad bit nervous you will be greeted with open arms by the Koos team. The onboarding of interns at Koos is well arranged, which makes it easy for you to get into the workflow of being an intern in a [...]
The life of an intern at Koos
Jan 15, 2021 · 8 min read

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