The Service Design Podcast

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The Service Design Podcast is hosted by David Morgan and Stina Vanhoof from Knight Moves in collaboration with the Service Design NetworkIn this podcast we have conversations with Service Design practitioners from around the world. We love what we do and we love to hear experiences from others.

Nov 15, 2016
Episode 3: Practical Service design with Megan Miller and Erik Flowers

Erik Flowers is the Principal Service Experience Designer at Intuit, and Megan Miller is a Senior Service Designer for Stanford University’s central IT organisation. Together they are the founders of Practical Service Design.

In this episode they explained the importance of the word “practical” in the service design community, and the need for a channel to get people who are new to service design on board. We also talked about the use of data and making something meaningful out of it, and they explained their approach to service design as building bridges between the different silos. They also shared their experience as in-house designers, and we discussed the advantages and disadvantages of this role as opposed to an outside consultant.


I do think that if organisations want to make a lasting change and transformation they need to bring design in-house, but I also think we need that budget for the agency and the third party to come in, because when I’m in-house, I can’t do the radical shake up that an agency could do coming in.

- Megan Miller -

People with a service design toolset in any company can build the bridges between the different silos, smooth out the internal scene, get the information flowing and have a higher-level view, like a bit higher altitude and watch what’s going on at multiple silos at once and coordinate between them. […] That’s why our logo for Practical Service Design is a hot air balloon. 

- Erik Flowers -


Nov 10, 2016

With our mobile podcast studio we walked around the Global Service Design Conference and bumped into some very inspirational people! We talked to speakers, volunteers, visitors, chapter builders and many more, all coming from different parts of the world from Japan to Sweden. 

But one thing they all had in common; they were all passionate about service design!

Relive the conference here!



Sarah Schulman 
Partner at Inwithforward - Speaker and nominee

Erik Roscam Abbing
Managing director at livework - Conference host

Birgit Mager
President of Global Service design network

Katie Koch
UX designer at Spotify - Speaker

Kevin Fox
Service design intern at Nile - Volunteer

Jesse Grimes
Management board member SDN

Hatem Elnaggar 
Service design director at Iwan designs - Visitor

Cathy Huang
Founder of ChinaBridge - Speaker

Thomas Schönheit
Managing partner at Whitespring Service Design Thinking - Visitor

Sophie Knight
Design Researcher at STBY - Visitor

Kautsar Anggakara
Design research lead at Pulse lab Jakarta - Speaker

Maya Macbeth
Glasgow School of Art graduate - Volunteer

Jamin Hegemai
Head of Service design Adaptive path - Visitor

Simon David Chatworthy 
Professor in Service Design - Visitor

Alexander Koste 
Service Designer at Screen Interaction - Visitor

Diane Shen
Reporter Taiwan SDN Chapter - Visitor


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