Spotless updates.

Here you’ll find our latest news, company updates, and events as well as some reviews of the latest trends and technology.

Billy Kennedy
30 May 2017

This week we are joined by one of our Senior Consultants, Tom Knoll to talk about conducting user research in international markets, and in particular some of the lessons we have learned in the past from doing this. We chat through some of the main techniques involved, as well as some of the useful tips and tricks we’ve picked up. If you have been listening to our Podcast mainly on our website or Soundcloud, why not subscribe via iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/spotless-podcast/id1208188452?mt=2   Topics covered: Why conduct International User Research Main Challenges involved in conducting research internationally Liaising with Partner agencies Travel tips…

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Ben Logan
26 May 2017

We are delighted to announce that Spotless has been successful in gaining supplier status on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) – G-Cloud 9 Framework Agreement. This means we can officially sell our Service Design and Design Research expertise to the UK Government and Government buyers can search for details of our services. The CCS acts on behalf of the Crown to drive savings for the taxpayer and improve the quality for commercial and procurement activity. Through the competitive tender and regular benchmarking, CCS ensures customers have access to the most competitive deals. The framework agreement can be used by organisations…

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Billy Kennedy
4 April 2017

This week we are joined by our Project Manager Manisha Patel to chat about Project Management when it comes of UX and Service Design, and in particular the challenges and opportunities with exist in a small agency environment for this. This week is a slightly shorter Podcast but we cover a lot of ground. If you have been listening to our Podcast mainly on our website or Soundcloud, why not subscribe via iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/spotless-podcast/id1208188452?mt=2 Topics covered: What is Project Management What tools we use What techniques we use Challenges around Project Management in UX and Service Design

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Billy Kennedy
27 March 2017

This week we are joined by Richie Kennedy to chat about Ethnographic Research. Richie and I have both conducted our fair share of Ethno Research so we chat through our previous experiences, pros and cons, and tips on how and why to conduct it.

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Ben Logan
23 March 2017

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to join a 3 day Service Design in Government conference. I wanted to find out more about the projects people in Government were working on and their approach to Service Design. It was an interesting few days of tutorials, case studies and my favourite: workshops! We had a brilliant opening keynote from Louise Downe, Head of Design for the Government Digital Service (GDS), and an incredibly thorough and thoughtful closing keynote from Sarah Drummond, Co-founder and MD of Snook. The conference provided plenty of choice throughout, which made it difficult to know what…

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Billy Kennedy
21 March 2017

It’s Episode 5 of the Spotless Podcast and this week we are joined by Senior Consultant John Anthony to talk about Behavioural Economics, and in particular how this relates to Service Design and User Experience. John has an ongoing interest in Behavioural Economics and we talk about the impact of Psychology and Biases on consumer behaviours. Apologies for any audio issues on this show, we’re trialling a new (and hopefully better) audio setup but there may be some teething problems!   Short reading list: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions…

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