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Due to current government restrictions, all learning is being delivered remotely at this time.

The main goal of service design is to transform services. It puts people first, using creativity to solve problems and challenge assumptions. It creates environments where innovation happens.

We are dedicated to supporting a growing community of change makers. We build the skills of design leaders and capacity in business to create better services and customer experiences.

About us

Founded in 2017 we are based in The Incubator, Gardyne Campus, Dundee & Angus College.  We offer unique learning journeys designed to connect theory and practical applications through a mixture of experiences, live classrooms, watch anytime videos, teamwork, mentoring and case studies.

The Service Design Academy is proud to be the first training organisation in the world to receive full accreditation from the Service Design Network (SDN).

Courses

We offer creative learning for change makers. Our courses have been designed, tried and tested by people like you. It’s not about hot air neither is it a talking shop – it’s about learning by doing.

We believe the ability to question, be curious and interrogate is as important as knowing the methods and mapping the journeys.

Meet the team

When your mission is to teach the world service design you need the best people driving your vision forward.

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Accredited by The Service Design Network

The Service Design Network (SDN) founded in 2004, is the leading non-profit institution for expertise in service design and a driver of global growth, development and innovation within the practice.

It is the network for service designers across the globe.

In 2020, The Service Design Academy became the first organisation in the world to receive SDN Accreditation following a rigorous and in-depth audit.

Our Consultants, facilities and courses are recognised as an international provider of sector leading service design education.

Service Design in Education

It started with three enthusiastic and passionate ladies. They wanted to make education better for everyone. These three women were not afraid to ask and challenge, but they rarely found the constructive response they were after. They didn’t give up and kept reaching out through their networks of like-minded people who were truly committed to change education for the better. Their paths finally crossed at the Service Design Academy in Dundee. BOOM!  Service Design in Education was born.

Let’s connect.

We’re ready to lead you on your service design journey.

Service Design is the design of Services. Services are things that help people to do something. Lou Downe

Five Reasons Why Service Design Works

The world is an uncertain place. As the outbreak and spread of the Covid-19 virus has powerfully demonstrated, change can happen with devastating speed. At the same time, although less visibly, there are profound global trends at work, ranging from the climate crisis to technological disruption and evolving social attitudes. …

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Welcome to SDA Insights Vol 4. Take 10, catch up on all things Service Design.

Last month we welcomed Rory Mertes to our Team.  Rory joined us as one of many young people across Scotland looking for work experience through the Kickstart Scheme.  He’s taken up a new role of Media & Marketing Assistant and he has been a real superstar so far.  Read Rory’s …

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My First Month Working For The Service Design Academy

Rory Mertes is a new addition to the SDA Team, he is our Digital Media & Marketing Assistant that joined on the 19th of April 2021. We asked him to write about his experience of his first month working here. Firstly I’ll say how I found out about the Service …

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