building a community of interest and practice in service design
Service Design Network Melbourne mission statement
The purpose of the Service Design Network Melbourne (SDNMelbourne) is to foster and support knowledge sharing on human-centred approaches and outcomes of design through invited speakers, workshops and informal conversations. It is a non-commercial network, focusing on building a community of interest and practice in this area to actively create a space for idea exchange and learn about projects, challenges and opportunities in Australia. It practices and promotes collaboration and collegiality across diverse fields in design, marketing, management, digital technology as well as the academic, business, government and public sectors. In doing so, it aims to provide exposure to and promote the contribution of a holistic approach to Service Design, which includes social innovation, human-centred design and systemic design thinking, that can benefit the public at large.
Becoming a member does not require any subscription but there are some events that may ask attendees to cover the cost of. Events are hosted randomly and rotationally at various public or private venues. SDNMelbourne welcomes any ideas, contributions, facilitation and participation from all its diverse membership.
SDNMelbourne is also associated with the Sydney based Service Design Network, the International Network of Service Design and Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability lab Melbourne (DESIS).
A general introduction to the network was given during a talk at SD12 conference in Melbourne.
The network 'committee'
Costs associated with running this network is generously sponsored by: