Ivo Dewit is doctoral researcher at the University of Antwerp, Belgium with a background in business studies, change management and product development. His current research focuses on:
1. increasing the efficiency of the process from early stage (FEI) ideation of new products and services towards feasible market opportunities in organisations.
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2. well-designed products and services result from a thorough understanding of the needs of users. The importance of a user-centred approach cannot be emphasized enough.
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3. the design of product service systems that account for a prolonged life span due to a combination of products and services, their unique interaction with the user and the experience it leverages.
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Accompanying book: Toolkit Product Service System design | Product Service System strategic rollout
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More research about the author's PSS design method, tools and research behind it.
The PSS design toolkit is an ongoing effort to develop a methodology, with tools and techniques, for designing meaningful Product Service Systems. It mixes state-of-the-art insights from the domains of systems and systemic thinking, service design, human-centered design, interaction design, product design and design thinking.
The PSS strategic rollout toolkit focuses on three key aspects of potential PSS upscaling: exploring vs. exploiting; leveraging a shared organizational logic for supporting PSS; and PSS-oriented collaborative team set-up and clarity on stakeholder co-creation.
University Press Antwerp 2016
4. Co-founder of Service Design Network (SDN) Belgium
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