The Platform Design Toolkit
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The Evolution of Service Design & Business Modeling
Platform Design Toolkit is based on the tradition of Service Design Thinking and was born to overcome the limitations in traditional, linear, Business Modeling approaches. Other methodologies cannot help you model multi-sided, ecosystem based, platform models that are transforming the world of business and services.
Today Platforms revolutionize the world: operating as hubs, platforms “organize” interaction, skills, resources outside of traditional organization boundaries and shape markets.
Platforms leverage Ecosystem to win over competition: several studies shown that network orchestrators (platforms) produce are more resilient and provide better revenues and valuation.
Why do platforms win?
Platforms are context for Scalable Learning
Platforms support individuals and companies hone their capabilities and improve performances providing an answer to the pressure coming from digital disruption
Platforms help brands reach unthinkable results
By empowering others in the ecosystems and creating channels for transactions and relationships, brands can multiply their potential and impact on markets much beyond their traditional potential
It’s a new generation of Design Tools
New tools are needed to help organizations leverage on the power of ecosystems and enable participation of external entities in the business process. That’s what the Platform Design Toolkit is for: design systems that create much more value than they capture and motivate everybody to join.
How can Platform Design Toolkit help me design the future of my organization?
The Toolkit helps you design the right channels to make transaction in the ecosystem easier: by facilitating those who want to exchange value with your platform you’ll be able to generate more value.
The Toolkit helps you design services that support participants in the ecosystem evolve towards better performances and new opportunities. Enabling organizations are dramatically more resilient and valuable.
Discover the essential components of the Toolkit
These are the key canvases that will help you model your whole platform
The Platform Design Canvas
The Platform Design Canvas, is the core of the methodology: it contains the overall platform’s dynamics starting from the exchanges that are happening between participants and the key resources. It also helps you identify the enabling and empowering services that the platform provides to the producers and understand if the platform is doing its job of sustaining the ecosystem in the value production and evolution process.
Extend your Platform Design to advanced issues
This canvas is the first of a series that allow you to explore complex issues such as governance, externalities, fairness and trust.
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PDT v 2.0 Final has been released.