Meet the Global Chapter Team - Tarja Chydenius

Tarja heads the SDN Global Chapter Team (previously National Chapter Board) since 2014 and represents the local chapters in the SDN’s Leadership Team.

Tarja is a cofounder and core team member of SDN Finland. Since 2012, SDN Finland has become one of the most active and proportionally biggest national chapter of the network. SDN Finland has been awarded for Best members relations (2017), Excellent event organization (2018), and Best members relations (2019).

Tarja is a long-time service design enthusiast, having attended most of the global conferences since the first one in 2008. Promoting service design locally and globally, learning about new advancements in the field and getting people connected around service design are inspiring for her.

As her daytime job she teaches service design and related skills at Laurea University of Applied Sciences. Laurea’s Master’s degree programme in Service Innovation and Design has globally been the first multidisciplinary degree programme combining service business and service design competences, and it continues to be in the forefront in this field. Service design is an integral part of most of the curricula at Laurea. Tarja currently also works on her doctoral dissertation studying culture’s role in service design.

 -- Aliisa Hautaviita
Aliisa Hautaviita

Related Headlines

SDN Chapters Save the Date: The Service Design Global Conference Takes Place October 21-22, 2021

Save the Date: The Service Design Global Conference Takes Place October 21-22, 2021

It’s time to mark your calendars because our 2021 virtual conference is happening and you are invited!

Continue reading
SDN Chapters EMEA Edition of the Going Glocal Meetup Series Looks to Explore the Positive Impact of Inclusive Design

EMEA Edition of the Going Glocal Meetup Series Looks to Explore the Positive Impact of Inclusive Design

April 20, 2021 members-only event to be hosted by SDN Finland and Norway

Continue reading
SDN Chapters SDN Accreditation developments – our new programme is online!

SDN Accreditation developments – our new programme is online!

Our SDN Accreditation Programme is continuously developing, and we are pleased to share with you our latest developments! Visit our new landing page to learn more about our new programme and consider applying for your SDN accreditation. Many benefits await you!

Continue reading
SDN Global News Member Welcome Board

Member Welcome Board

The SDN new Member Welcome Board (Trello) has just launched and it is most assuredly a "must-read" for all. Members both old and new and even those in the making will benefit from an easy to follow path towards maximising your membership and getting the most value from all we have to offer!

Continue reading