Probes are used as a design method in user-centred design to allow end-users to inform design by collecting data from their lives. Probes are potentially useful in service innovation, but current probing methods require users to interrupt their activity and are consequently not ideal for use by service employees in reflecting on the delivery of a service. In this paper, we present the ‘wearable probe’, a probe concept that captures sensor data without distracting service employees. Data captured by the probe can be used by the service employees to reflect and co-reflect on the service journey, helping to identify opportunities for service evolution and innovation.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the fourth Service Design and Service Innovation Conference : ServDes.2014 Service Future|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publisher||Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings|
|Publication date||25 Jun 2014|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Jun 2014|
- Service innovation, design probes, reflection, participatory design, personal informatics