“What is service design?” I’ve asked this question several times and not once have I received an answer that wasn’t filled with design jargon and littered with abstractions. I sensed there was a communication problem between service designers and their clients/non-designers. For a professional simplifier like myself an unclear but interesting concept like this is like catnip – it just begs to be drawn.

So I infiltrated the Service Design Fringe Festival in London to find out what this mystery practice entails and how I could explain it to lay people. This is the end result of my research. Download the hi-res version of the infographic here. 

If you want to use the illustrations, PowerPoint version and the infographic for work, please purchase the hi-res content bundle :).

What is service design cartoon infographic


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