What on earth is the Service Design Fringe Festival?

The Service design fringe festival is a celebration of all things service design. It takes place along side the London Design Festival 15th – 25th September, and is based in the OXO tower, with other events throughout the city.

We bring together service design businesses; practitioners, students and anyone else interested in this game changing discipline; to host workshops, talks and discussions. Our aim is to provide a stage to all those involved in service design and bring the discipline into the mainstream.

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We believe that service design is pushing the boundaries of what design means, and is creating new roles and contexts for designers to explore. We also believe the service design industry improves customer experiences. By holding a festival we hope to support the potential of service design to positively affect everyone’s service experiences.

If you practice service design and would like to take part in the festival either by doing a talk or hosting a workshop, please drop Lior an email today at liorsmith@gmail.com. If you’re not sure of what you could do, then come along to our collaborator event on 10th August near Holborn in central London, where we’ll provide ideas and potential partnerships. Click here to find out more: buff.ly/2ahaPdl

Maybe you’re new to service design and would like to take part in another way? We'd love to have you as a Festival Ambassador, to help us spread the word and get all those interested in Service Design to come along to the festival. Drop a line to liorsmith@gmail.com and we’ll get back to you very soon.

 The festival started back in 2013 to support those doing service design, to meet others and grow the industry. Now in its third year, the festival has continued to grow beyond expectation and we’re sure this year will be the best yet. Check out our highlights from last year in the video below.