Service Design @ Designersblock 2014

Last year was the first year that we held a service design event during the London Design Festival. It was so well received that we felt we just had to do something this year too.

The event was on 19th September 2014. To see photos from the event, click here.

We also included listings of service design related events last year that happened during the festival.

We invite you to an afternoon of talks and a workshop about service design at the London Design Festival.

The London Design Festival (LDF) is one of the largest, most exciting design festivals in the world. London is also a major hub for service design. It’s time we combine the two, and celebrate all that the London service design scene has to offer during LDF.

On Friday afternoon during LDF, we invite designers who are curious about service design to come and find out about what we do, and why it’s valuable. We will run a design challenge to put service design techniques into practice, in multidisciplinary teams. And then we’ll have networking drinks.


What is service design? Service designers will run through sample projects and techniques they used in 10 minute lightning talks.

Geke van Dijk, STBY
Harriet McDougall, FutureGov
Dominic Burton, Livework
James Rock, Design Thinkers UK
Cat Drew, Policy Lab UK

Click here to download details of the talks.


STBY, a service design agency, are hosting the Design Challenge. This will be a dynamic, co-creative session where the participants work together to explore challenging topics from a service design perspective. The facilitators will coach them in using some of the tools and techniques presented earlier.


How did you get into design? Have a chat with each other over drinks to find out more about service design and how we could all foster crossovers between design disciplines.

Places are strictly limited and tickets are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Register for the event here.

About the venue:
Designersblock design and deliver unique exhibitions, events and experiences in the UK and internationally working with a huge network of independent designers, creative partners, commercial clients and brands to bring the most innovative ideas to the widest possible audience.

In 2014 Designersblock will be held at the Old Sessions House in Clerkenwell Green, a beautiful regency building which has not been accessible to the public in living memory.

About the organiser:
Lior Smith designs services. She has worked on projects covering issues such as ageing well and inspiring creativity in bureaucratic environments. She used to design furniture. She is a networking event addict.


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