final show

2020
July 16 - 30
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Welcome to the RCA Service Design Final Show of 2020!
In a year transformed, the students have responded by using digital tools to co-create with the people they are designing for in researching, designing and developing future proof solutions. Whether with a digital post-it or 100,000 followers on social media, the service design Class of 2020 is ready for this world and the future one they will play a big part in shaping. Explore what the Service Design Class of 2020 is capable of at the RCA’s first online show!

Explore all our students work here and feel free to reach out to speak with them through the links in their projects, whether it is just to ask a simple question or say hello or talk about collaborations - they are ready and waiting to speak with you.  
At the centre of students’ work this year are the possibilities and challenges around technology, society, identity and how we can sustain the planet. Using human-centred design, system thinking and creativity allow them to imagine services that have the capacity to transform how we live and work. 
Collaborating closely with partners such as IKEA, Barclays, local authorities and technology start-ups, the students have explored and provided radical solutions for how we sleep, stay healthy, age well, live in communities, strengthen our individual expertise at work, travel in cities and address social and culture issues. In every case, deep insight into people and systems, reframing problems and then creating new opportunities helps people think the unthinkable and work together to take positive steps to solve big problems.
Learn more about the course
Zoom meeting with students and tutors - RCA service design - The Festival of better ideas
Projects
This year’s projects demonstrate a staggering array of talent, exploring the most pressing problems of the moment and finding and implementing radical solutions in projects that span all sectors. 
We’d like to thank our collaborators: Thoughtworks, CERN, Bud, The V&A Museum, Walsall Housing group, Beijing Ruizhi Inclusive Education and Rehabilitation Centre, Camden Council, IKEA, Visa, Planetheon and the London Fire Brigade.
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Students
Our students come from South America, North America, India, China, Africa, Europe, Korea, Japan and all over the world. They join the program with a vast array of different skills and knowledge from backgrounds such as Sociology, Psychology, Management Consultancy, Government, Fashion, Economics, Digital Arts, Product Design and User Interface Design.
They all come together in the RCA studio to learn about and progress the discipline of service design.
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