Interested in becoming a host at the festival?
who normally is part of the festival programme?
Most of the big service design agencies in London are part of the festival programme. We welcome independent practitioners, service design organisations of any size and teams that are practicing service design within larger organisations too.
Is it only service designers that can be part of the festival?
No. The borders of service design are flexible. The definition of 'service designer' is in flux. We welcome those with a background in UX, behavioural insights, systems thinking, anthropology, design research, and anyone else, including service design clients. As long as you feel that you are part of a service design process and have something valuable to share on this platform, we'd be delighted to receive a submission from you to be part of the festival programme.
what are the benefits of getting involved in the festival?
If you would like to show off your team’s innovative work, and demonstrate thought leadership, the Service Design Fringe Festival is the best place to do it. Apart from driving business opportunities and making contacts through sharing your success stories, this is a chance to come together to change culture; we can help more non-designers start to understand what we do.
why be part of the festival rather than just putting on an event independently?
The festival team support a co-ordinated effort across the service design community to grab London's attention. We produce and distribute maps and we invite our network - and each host invites theirs - to all of the festival events. People are more likely to attend an event by a group they haven't heard of if it's part of something bigger. We curate the programme to showcase a divergent range of work - we help ensure that each organisation is showing something different to the others. And sometimes we are able to help you put on your event through connecting you to extra resource.