Service Design Day

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!

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

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. 

This last year has been both challenging for many, and a turning point for under-respected communities’ liberation. As designers in a post-pandemic world, we play a critical role in influencing both local and global change through our craft. So, where do we begin?

Speaker/Facilitators: Max Masure (they/them) and Natalie Kuhn (she/her)

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Join the editors and several authors of the most recent issue of Touchpoint for a roundtable discussion on systems thinking and its value for service design.

Speakers/Facilitators: Josina Vink , J. Tuomas Harviainen, J. Paul Neeley , Suneet Kumar, Kristel Van Ael and Jesse Grimes

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How can I participate?

  • Host an online meetup, workshop or training for your local community around the topic of service design
  • Hold a discussion/lightning talk on how service design can help society and contribute to the common good
  • Have an online "open door" event or a service design exhibition and invite students, NGOs, charities or community service organisations to your office
  • Empower service providers to utilise service design, talk about service design tools and methods and discuss the implementation of service design for the greater good
Offer your pro-bono service design skills to an organisation in need!

Join us in the Service Design Day celebration! Share your initiatives using hashtags #SDDay21 and #ServiceDesignDay and tag us in your posts!

Do good - give back!

  • Join our SDN Slack channel
  • Share your initiatives: How do you celebrate Service Design Day - share your activities and examples of how can service design serve the community and create a positive impact
  • Spread the love: Snap a photo of your team with the Service Design Day heart gesture
  • Share the love and celebrate your great colleagues: show empathy, multicultural insight, and collaboration
  • Celebrate Success Stories: Tag companies or people who have inspired you, promote infographics and pictures from previous successful projects - let the world know that service design can make a difference

We want to know how you are recognising this day, so please be sure to share your Service Design Day activities!

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Sponsoring opportunities:

Partner with us on Service Design Day and help us make the world a better place.
We are open to discussing further ideas and your involvement, as well as other types of sponsorship/partnership opportunities.

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Service Design Day 2020
Service Design Day 2020

What is Service Design Day?

Service Design Day was launched in 2016 and is a day dedicated to service design enthusiasts - a world-wide event to bring together people from different backgrounds and disciplines. Together, we will celebrate service design, raise awareness and create impact in the world around us.

Naturally, Service Design Day should reflect the discipline’s spirit and energy which is why we chose June 1, the beginning of the most youthful month!*

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*June originates from the Latin word, young

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Service Design Day 2020

  • 25 independent events and online activities organised in more than 20 countries with 600+ attendees worldwide
  • Our community shared over 550 posts on social media
  • Our channels reached more than 161.237 accounts, we had over 314.876 impressions and over 5.786 social media interactions
Service Design Day 2020
Service Design Day 2020
Service Design Day 2020
Service Design Day 2020