We are very proud of the wonderful projects that were shortlisted for the Service Design Award. SDN Members can take a closer look at all 17 nominated projects in our case study section.
The call for the 2016 edition of the Service Design Award was announced on February 1st this year, and closed during the past summer. This year, the Award received 100 submissions from across a broad range of small and global businesses, governments, agencies and academic institutions. We were especially excited to witness a big interest from the Middle East and Asia (specifically from India and the United Arab Emirates). This broadening of the interest in the Award reinforces its importance to the global service design community.
Responding to a growing interest amongst universities in the Service Design Award, we have also launched a Student Award this year. Student submissions were welcomed, and benefitted from a reduced entry price.
The majority of submissions from students fell into the Non-profit/Public category (45%), whereas more than half of professional entries were in the Commercial category (51%).
Among the 100 submissions, we are proud to announce that 13 professional projects and 5 student projects were shortlisted. All the finalists have been invited to join the SDN Global Conference in Amsterdam in October, where a poster exhibition showcasing their entries will be in place. Please check the Award website for the further information: www.service-design-award.com