November 03rd, 2017

Introducing the 'Blockchain Value Design Method'

To help organisations discover the radical potential of blockchain we created a toolkit called 'The Blockchain Value Design Method'. The toolkit aims to help you find opportunities within your business or organisation where blockchain can make a real difference and add significant value. The exercises were designed to simplify and structure the decision making process around blockchain technology.

What is blockchain?

Blockchain is a breakthrough in distributed ledger technology.  A Blockchain is an algorithm that validates transactions by deciphering a block in the chain by so called ‘miners’. An “open” ledger is thus created, with ledger elements and activities pre-defined by the blockchain initiators, developers or private owners. Once the ledger elements are defined and the rules are agreed upon by the network, that same network can start using the blockchain.

Why is a design method important?

Blockchain was designed to radically lower uncertainty in value transfer processes. Lowering uncertainty is traditionally achieved through human interaction, but blockchain can achieve this at a scale that is not humanly possible. The Blockchain Value Design Method aims to help you find opportunities within your business or organisation where blockchain can make a real difference and add significant value. The exercises in this toolkit were designed to simplify and structure the decision making process around blockchain technology. Paper prototypes help to explain your model to other stakeholders and experts who can then help you to bring your use case to the next stage: building a proof of concept.

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You can download the complete toolkit here. Feel free to contact us if you'd like more information or want to organise a personalised workshop around Blockchain Technology.


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David Morgan

Service Design Architect

David is an empathic designer with a passion for learning about people, technology and systems. He is driven by improving processes and workflows and always shifting from the big picture to the nitty gritty details.

He works with you as a strategic design partner and coach, to help you figure out what change needs to be realised and how to achieve this through design. Together with Stina Vanhoof he is host of the Service Design Podcast and frequent speaker at conferences and trainings.