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What if...

We can get more people to design great services?

Customer would be happier, businesses would be more successful and the world would be a better place.

That's what I truly believe in. And I see many people around me who share this belief. Hopefully you're one of them.

But the unfortunate truth is that design still often isn't seen as an effective way to create value by organisations.

Which means that you have a lot of work to do. Not just designing the actual service but also inspiring the people around you to do the same.

I've been in this field for over 15 years and have seen that even the most passionate service designers can lose their motivation because they fail to get the organisation on their side.

And when that happens everyone loses. The customers, the business and you.

My goal with the Service Design Show is to help you make sure that doesn't happen. Our work really is too important for that.

Everything you'll find here is based on 3 guiding principles.

1. Impact matters
Creating impact is more important than strictly following the tools and methods to the letter. Be pragmatic. Focus on the final outcome.

2. Play the business game
In order to create impact you need to get in the right position where you can influence what gets done. Have fun and learn how to play this game.

3. Create bridges
The most successful service designers create bridges. Between business and design. Between strategy and doing. Between empathy and profit.

Let's be clear, the job of designing great services is a very one rewarding one but also one with many challenges.

So I hope you'll join me on this journey where we explore every single day how get better at it.

- Marc Fonteijn

Marc Fonteijn

insights from the experts

conversations with the brightest minds in the field

MEET SOME OF THE guests WE BROUGHT YOU ON THE SHOW

Marc Stickdorn
Author of This is Service Design Thinking & Doing

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Lou Downe
Author of Good Services

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Kerry BOdine
Customer Experience Pioneer

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CHRIS DO
Founder of The Futur

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Doug Powell
Vice President of Design at IBM

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MAuro porcini
Chief Design Officer at PepsiCo

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-- Sebastien Chung

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