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One of the misunderstandings of these days is that a designer has an artist or artisan background. In that approach designers are idea generators, visualizers and prototypers.   That is not our point of view. Our adagium comes from the management writer Herbert Simon, who stated that "Everyone designs who devises courses of action  aimed at changing existing into preferred ones".  As stated by others, this version of design tends to abstraction and general expertise.   The focus of this blog is service and services. In our world  service is exchanged for service. All firms are service firms; all markets are centered on the exchange of service, and all economies and societies are service based. And just even government and other institutions are always exchanging services for services. But be sure, in this era of change there is a heavy focus also on concept generation, visualization and digital concept and prototypes.   Interested in designing services? In case you are interested to follow,  check the options in the sidebar. You can follow this blog on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and via email and RSS. It is up to you! In case you are interested to connect on linkedin, please feel free to do so (some of this content is also posted on that platform).  
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10 Key Facts, Stats and Findings about the State of Social Media in 2011

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If you are still of the view that social media is a fad and not worth the attention of your business, it is time to place it top of mind, or you may find your businesses traditional marketing efforts, falling on deaf ears in future.

 

In the last 12 months alone, the social media landscape has seen major developments which will impact heavily on the way business is done in the future, and next year it is most likely that the social media beast will grow even fiercer.

 

This excellent article makes it very clear that social media is not something that today's businesses can ignore if they want to be tomorrow's businesses.


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10 Key Facts, Stats and Findings about the State of Social Media in 2011

10 Key Facts, Stats and Findings about the State of Social Media in 2011 | Designing  service | Scoop.it

Social media has evolved rapidly and we have seen the emergence of social networks that 12 months ago did not exist.


Some surprises this year included the launch of Google+ (which acquired 25 million users in less than 30 days), Pinterest which grew at more than 512% and Tumblr (the microblogging platform) which is now approaching 50 million unique users a month

 

Mobile social networking and geo-location services such as Foursquare continue to make their impact felt and have not gone away despite the threat of Facebook “places”

 

Today 1.2 billion people worldwide access social networks and it is redefining the web...


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