Service Design Day

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!*

Join the buzz and do good - give back! 

*June originates from the Latin word, young

Get in touch via sdday@service-design-network.org 

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Service Design Day: The Virtual "Do Good - Give Back" Campaign

As the world continues to grapple with the effects that the COVID-19 virus has unleashed worldwide upon global communities, economies and social networks, the need to rethink how we operate as a society has never been greater. As service designers, we recognise the value our practice offers in these uncertain times and for that reason, are pleased to announce that this years' Service Design Day (June 1, 2020) will carry forward the momentum we started in 2019 via our "Do Good - Give Back" campaign. With its kick-off, we call upon practitioners, students, agencies and academics across the globe to join in and lend your support to those organisations most in need of your services. 

"Do Good - Give Back" and Make a Difference

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 the greater good of local communities. We invite you to join us once again in this initiative, however, under the challenges that the COVID-19 virus brings to in-person connection, we intend to kick this off as a virtual campaign.   

Block your calendars on June 1 and use this day to organise your online activities that can include webinars, workshops, Slack discussions, social media campaigns and more for and around the people and places that can benefit from your services. Share your work via social media using #SDDay20 and #ServiceDesignDay and help raise the profile of our practise while giving a voice to those you have helped!

We look forward to seeing you online on June 1 and celebrating all the great work the service design community is doing to help transform our world for the better—together.

 

Service Design Day Approach

To stay true in our mission, this year we would like to encourage you to host events and join online activities to contribute to your local communities. Let's help those in need and act for the common good. 

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How can I participate?

  • Host an online event, workshop or training for your local community on 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 a greater good
Offer your service design skills!

Join us in the Service Design Day celebration! Share your initiatives using hashtags #SDDay20 and #ServiceDesignDay and tag us in your posts!

Do good - give back! 

  • 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
Join our online activities!

Touchpoint - The Journal of Service Design
Anniversary Collection

Touchpoint is already in its eleventh year of publication, having first been published in early 2009. To celebrate this significant milestone, we are happy to offer a limited Anniversary Collection pack for a special discounted price, including 24 issues, with the latest issue Vol.11 No.3 - Service Design and Change Management included as a gift from us!

Take on this opportunity to fill your personal or corporate library with ten years of in-depth articles relevant to service design, written by authors from around the world! Find all information here!

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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.

Get in touch: sponsorship@service-design-network.org

Be our partner!

Service Design Day 2019
Service Design Day 2019

Service Design 2019 Impressions:

  • 35 independent events and online activities organised in more than 20 countries with 500+ attendees worldwide
  • Our channels reached more than 161.237 accounts, we had over 314.876 impressions and over 5.786 social media interactions
  • Our community shared over 550 posts, with a potential of 981,791 impressions
Service Design Day 2019
Service Design Day 2019
Service Design Day 2019
Service Design Day 2019