PhD Special Seminar: unfolding a proof of concept

Politecnico di Milano, Milano
June, 18th 2018
We are pleased to announce that the call for applications for the “PhD Special Seminar” is open.
“PhD Special Seminar: unfolding a proof of concept” is a seminar dedicated to PhD candidates and Early Career Researchers within the ServDes Conference.

Are you applying to the ServDes 2018 Conference with a paper?

Are you joining the ServDes 2018 Conference as an attendee?

Are you a PhD candidate willing to further your research reflection around the conference topics with your peers?

Join us in the PhD Special Seminar, a dedicated 3-hour seminar within the ServDes Conference!

Applications are open!

Deadline for all applications: January 29th, 2018

Call for PhD Seminar application
PhD Application template

ServDes 2018 – The call for papers is now closed

The call for papers for is now closed!

We are excited about the 111 papers submitted.

In the coming weeks, we will be managing the blind review process and will start to organize the other activities connected to the conference, such as PhD special seminar, workshops, meetings and, of course, the program.

Thank you all!

Servdes.2014 archive

The Servdes.2014 conference ran from 9-11 April 2014. Check back later for papers and proceedings.


ServDes2014 explores how Service Design is contributing to ‘Service Futures’ and how it is developing as a field of research and practice. Download the ServDes2014 programme with paper and workshop abstracts.


Find out what's on the schedule and plan your must-see events for days 1, 2 and 3 of ServDes. 2014.

Travel & Accommodation

ServDes2014 will take place at ImaginationLancaster (Lancaster University). Find out how to get here and where you can stay once you've arrived.

Conference organising committee


Daniela Sangiorgi, Chair
David Hands, Co-Chair
Emma Murphy, Co-Chair
Pam Hearne, Administration
Rachel Cooper, Design Journal

Lancaster University Management School:

Katy Mason, Advisor
Martin Spring, Advisor

Servdes. sponsors


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