2017 Service Design Award Winners Announced at SDGC17
Congratulations to the 2017 winners and finalists!
The much anticipated, third Service Design Award ceremony was a huge success, taking place from November 2-3 in majestic Madrid. The ceremony and Service Design Award finalist exhibition were key highlights of the 10th Anniversary Service Design Global Conference.
La N@ve filled with over 700 expectant attendees and 14 excited shortlisted teams on November 2. Head of the Jury Kerry Bodine and President of SDN Birgit Mager took the stage to co-host the Award Ceremony and announce the finalists and five winners selected by the international jury of service design experts.
World class service design
This year there was a big leap in the number and diversity of professional entries and the quality of student entries particularly impressed the judges, making it a challenging decision to select the winners. Kerry Bodine commented: "To be a considered as a finalist, the submitted work must represent world class service design. This year’s group of finalists continued to raise the bar on both the professional and student work we’ve seen in past years." The 14 finalists went on stage one team at a time to collect their certificate and have their work presented before the winners were announced.
Showing the impact of service design
The jury selected two professional, non-profit / public sector projects, one professional, private sector project and – for the first – time, two student projects. Kerry Bodine commented: “The winning entries showcase the breadth and impact of service design—and demonstrate the impact that service design has in both the commercial and public sectors. I’m proud to stand behind these winning entries, and I look forward to welcoming our 2018 submissions next spring.”
The pecha-kucha style winner presentations on November 3 were a big hit with the audience, consisting of service design practitioners, enthusiasts and professionals, revealing key insights into the process, learnings, challenges and outcomes of 5 award-winning, world class service design projects. We look forward to sharing the footage of these best practice cases in the coming weeks and are proud to congratulate and showcase the 9 finalists and the 5 winners for their exceptional projects:
Over the last three months the Canadian Chapter of the Service Design Network has been hard at work: (1) putting in place the necessary infrastructure to administer the chapter, particularly challenging given the geographic span of Canada; (2) promoting the chapter and supporting local events; and (3) planning our first major multi-city initiative. What follows is a detailed accounting of each of these areas.