Wednesday 21st of April was the day that a group of service-design-minded people came together -attracted by a greatly inviting sign- at the recently opened 31Volts HQ! It has been a while since the last drinks but a lot of things are going to happen in the coming months. The drinks proof to be the ideal ground for interessesing discussions, which are usually not so much about service design.
It’s great to see that the Dutch service design community is gaining more and more momentum. A sign of this is that the upcoming service designs are being co-organized by people who were in the audience at the first service design thinks. So people are starting to independently organize them-self with just a little help from the service design network! This is a great thing in terms of scalability :)
Somehow I feel the vibe changing in community. We’re moving past the point where we have to discuss / defend the need of service design. People are now exploring the field and looking how their expertise fits in. This is a huge step forward. The nature of service design has always been inclusive instead of exclusive. So now that people are making connections the field is getting more exciting!
Keep a close eye on servicedesignnetwerk.nl because we’ll be hosting more Thinks, Talks & Drinks then ever before!
We’re always open for people who’d like to contribute. So if you have any ideas get in touch!