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From my understanding (and this does seem to be a subjective issue) UCD is all about designing purely for the users' needs so that they can achieve what ever it is that they want/need to. Whereas UXD is all about crafting the join between user and business. If an online bookshop used purely UCD techniques, you would go there, easily find the book that you ...


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I found an article today on A List Apart where the author describes it in this way: The terms “user experience design” (UX) and “user-centered design” (UCD) are often used interchangeably. But there’s an important distinction. UX design is the discipline: what we do. User-centered design is a process: how we do it. Source: ...


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In the book This is Service Design Thinking1 One of the definition quoting The Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design is: Service Design is an emerging field focused on the creation of well thought through experiences using a combination of intangible and tangible mediums. It provides numerous benefits to the end user experience when applied to ...


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There is no 'right' answer to this. But to give a very broad definition, I'd say: UX Design: business presents their need/desire, UX team(s) create the best user experience to address said need/desire. Service Design: Business realizes it's best to have a holistic approach to understanding what they really need/desire and let the service design team(s) ...


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My general view on define-the-damn-thing discussions is that they're in the same good idea category as "get involved in a land war in Asia" ;-) The most common definitional differences I see are something like: Service Design - design of services that cover everything the user touches in their journey. This will cross multiple channels, involve ...


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UX is more of an umbrella term for experience journey of a user with a particular product, but UX design in today's world is restricted in its scope and majorly looks at digital product experience. Ideally service design would also fall under the purview of broader definition of UX, but in a practical world the main difference is that service design ...


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I find that this page offers some good tips: http://viget.com/inspire/how-to-present-wireframes



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