RCA Service Design Masterclass


Posted by Royal College of Art - Executive Education

Event info
25–26 Nov 2019
Royal College of Art
Full Price
£ 1200

Transform your Customer Experience. Using the principles and tools of service design, rethink the journey your customers take.

Duration: One and a half days, structured over two days

Day one: full day from 9.30am – 4.30pm, with networking drinks until 6pm

Day two: starts at 9.30am and finishes before lunch at 1.30pm, with an invitation to join a student-led tour of the RCA design studios at the end of the course.

Course overview

Services represent around 80 per cent of the economy. Service design applies human-centric design principles to make services that are sustainable and desirable for changing consumer needs. It can be applied to all sectors ranging from retail and banking to transportation, health and education.

The Royal College of Art is a global pioneer in the teaching of MA-level service design and has successfully trained a new generation of practitioners who are delivering transformational ideas across business and government. Graduates have gone on to work for firms that include IDEO, Fjord, Engine, EY-Seren, Public Health England, Government Digital Services, Jaguar Land Rover, McKinsey.

In an age where product-based value is insufficient to satisfy customers, service design is a powerful discipline. This introductory executive masterclass will teach you how to apply practical tools for effective service design. 

The RCA would like to extend a 10% discount against the Full Price to BIMA membership, please contact short-courses@rca.ac.uk to obtain your discount link.

Service Design is transforming organisations across the globe. We are the centre of a new generation of user-centred, system-smart and delivery-focused talent. Learn how to apply service design thinking into the heart of your organisation. CLIVE GRINYER VISITING TUTOR, SERVICE DESIGN

Event speakers

Clive Grinyer is a Visiting Tutor in Service Design at the Royal College of Art. Creative Review described Clive as ‘a passionate advocate for the transformational potential of design for some three decades. Today’s focus on the value of digital product design and on design’s value in leading customer experience in the UK is, in large part, due to his work'.

As a design consultant, Clive is an experienced leader in design, innovation and customer experience, delivering strategies for organisations in many different sectors including retail, financial services and public sector. Previously he led the Service Design and Innovation teams at Barclays, Cisco's Consultancy Services, Samsung and Orange. He co-founded the design company Tangerine (with Martin Darbyshire and Jonathan Ive – currently the chief design officer of Apple and Chancellor of the Royal College of Art). He was Director of Design at the Design Council from 2001–3. He is also a Visiting Professor at Glasgow School of Art and is the author of the book Smart Design.

Nicolás Rebolledo is a strategic and service designer and Tutor: Design for Policy Platform Leader in Service Design at the Royal College of Art. His academic and professional practice is concerned with the development and implementation of design-led service innovation processes, with a focus on social and public sector innovation. He is co-founder of UNIT, the strategic design agency behind the inception and first innovation strategy of the Laboratorio de Gobierno de Chile.

He has worked as an independent strategic design consultant for a diverse range of start-ups, private companies, charities and public organisations. He has been visiting lecturer at UCL School of Management and Imperial College Business School. He is currently completing his PhD and leading the Design for Policy Platform.

Further RCA academics and guest speakers are to be announced. 

Location information

Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU

Royal College of Art - Executive Education
Posted by Royal College of Art - Executive Education

Short courses at the RCA are offered throughout the year to provide unparalleled opportunities for participants to access its world-leading teaching, researchers, practitioners and facilities. At the RCA we offer a range of Short Courses and Executive Masterclasses. Courses designed to address the professional and personal development goals of our participants in subject areas that include: design thinking, contemporary art, curating, design, architecture, service design, interior design and visual communication. Courses develop personal and professional networks. Last year we welcomed over 35 different nationalities on our open short courses.

View profile

RCA Creative Leadership


Posted by Royal College of Art - Executive Education

Keep your finger on the pulse

Join our mailing list to be the first to hear about cool opportunities, hot events and more.

Password Reset

Please let us know your email address and we'll send a new password straight to your inbox.