SDN Academy Events - United Kingdom

New Course coming to the SDN Academy. Join us on September 22-23, 2021 with Neil Collman and learn more about Service Design and Future Forecasting. UPDATE: This edition is sold out. You can now pre-register for the next edition!

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Course Description 
The world is facing a trifecta of radical shifts: post-covid aftershocks, climate crisis and technological revolution – the stakes are only getting higher. How can service designers more deliberately influence and prepare for challenges and significant next order impacts for environment, society, technology and politics? By developing a structured way to think about the future, we can find ways to look beyond the noise of the present to be better prepared as service designers, users and stakeholders. In this two part online workshop we’ll introduce the concept of developing a futures mindset, scanning the fringes for signals of change and applying that insight to make better choices as service designers in the present.

Learning Objectives
After this workshop you will be able to:

  • Understand and communicate the benefits of a futures thinking approach

  • Know how to build a futures thinking mindset

  • Frame futures questions for a service design project

  • Collect and analyse signals of change

  • Begin to think through potential forecasts and their impact


Who the workshop is for
Service designers, service design managers, design strategists.

Early Bird until Nov 30, 2021
SDN Member: €162
Non-Member: € 192

After Nov 30, 2021
SDN Member: € 200
Non-Member: € 220

January 26-27, 2022
17:00 - 19:00 GMT
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Neil Collman
Neil Collman - Facilitator

Invited Trainer, Design Director at Nile