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RCA Service Design presents:

The Service Design WIP Show features the work of the Class of 2022 and reflects their experiences from the unprecedented backdrop of the last 2 years. Inspired by the recent past, but looking at what’s next, our line-up of speakers and students will share their knowledge and expertise in a week of learning, exploration and provocation.
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After another year almost entirely living in a virtual environment, finding new ways to engage meaningfully in the online sphere has continued to be a challenge but this cohort of students have used their passion, talent and ambition to produce a WIP show to engage a range of audiences - organisations from the public, private and third sector; potential future students and the general public. For these students, this is the next step in what has been a journey of innovation, development and exploration and we look forward to sharing that with you and beginning to build the next chapter.

This year's show is titled Next
We’ll open the show with a seminar that will introduce three Challenge Labs -  Design for Planet, Social Impact and Life Services - around which we've set a range of project briefs for student teams to tackle. We’ve also invited two guest speakers, Cat Drew, Chief Design Officer at Design Council and Lord John Bird, Founder of The Big Issue to talk about the work they do and how they align with many of the themes being explored by our students in the show.
Throughout the rest of the show, our busy and thought provoking event programme we will showcase the highlights from the students' work and a chance to speak to them directly. These are exciting ideas for our future, come and join the Class of 2022 in a celebration of what’s next.
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The Class of 2022
Despite the challenges of the last couple of years, the Class of 2022 have managed to find innovative ways to work on a range of challenging projects which have led to inspiring ideas. Their resilience and creativity inspires - find out more about each of our amazing project teams and give them some time to explore their work click on their links and talk to them about their projects.
At the heart of the Service Design course is engagement with real problems in the world. Working with a diverse mix of industry partners, the student work has covered a broad range of projects. This year we have arranged the work around 3 Challenge Labs - Design for Planet, Social Impact and Life Services - that showcase the impact and ethos of service design. Each lab hosts a set of studios looking at what’s next in EV Charging, a circular future of sport, true carbon zero, domestic heating transformation; Alternative to Recall and ensuring life-long financial safety and stability for all;
Thank you to all the partners, from EY Seren, Nationwide, Catch 22 and Adidas who have worked with our project teams for the last few months….
See the profile of each of our students, explore their work and read about their plans for their final projects... Get in touch if you want to get involved
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