Thank You for Participating in Service Design Day

On June 1, the service design community came together in recognition of Service Design Day, an occasion designed to acknowledge the power of service design, especially in these very difficult times. The SDN wants to say a big thank you to everyone who participated in SDDay and for their contribution in making the world a better place, through better services.

Service Design Day was launched in 2016 and dedicated to service design enthusiasts. This worldwide event brings together people from different backgrounds and disciplines to raise awareness around the practice and to create impact in local communities and society-at-large.

As the world continues to grapple with the effects of the pandemic and the racial unrest facing global communities, economies and social networks, the need to rethink how we operate as a society has never been greater. The "Do Good-Give Back" Service Design Day initiative was launched last year as a catalyst for the service design community to come together to lend its services to help local communities prosper. 

This year, we had over 25 international activities happening all around the world in more than 20 countries across 5 continents!
Some of the events will take place in the next few days as well.

In the past week, we have shown the world the power of service design and how it can help bring together communities even during the most challenging of times. It was so encouraging to see the enthusiasm for service design grow and that momentum continues. Because of your participation, individuals from every corner of the world, had the opportunity to see and experience the amazing potential of our practice.

Organisations and service design enthusiasts from all around the world held activities around the "Do Good- Give Back" theme. "Doing good" was interpreted in many different ways by the community, from organising workshops, talking about global/societal issues, sharing resources and tools, having virtual meet-ups, including service design drinks and engaging in many lively discussion on how to give back. Check out our Service Design Day feed.

Our amazing chapters also held global-wide events to raise awareness, educate and celebrate service design; overall, there were more than 600 individuals that attended online chapter events worldwide. A big thank you to our chapter representatives for dedicating their time to help grow and connect the service design communitieswe couldn't have done it without you.

The success of Service Design Day is because of your support. Thank you to all the service design enthusiasts around the globe who shouted loud and proud on Service Design Day. Your creativity and passion for service design continue to inspire us. Not only were we positively overwhelmed by your social media activity, but we were also blown away by your activities and initiative to use your service design skills for good!

Thank you to everyone who participated in Service Design Day and for making it so special. It was powerful to recognise Service Design Day with you and we look forward to continuing this initiative for the greater good. 

Service Design Day Word Cloud
Service Design Day Word Cloud

In April 2020, the SDN Academy, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, launched a series of free online lectures and mini-courses as an agile response to the ongoing learning needs of the community. These sessions, led by a global group of SDN trainers and speakers, focused around several trending service design-related topics. We know that many in the community were unable to actively participate in these courses, which is why we are pleased to present a curated collection of those sessions in recognition of Service Design Day, all for your viewing pleasure.

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