Positioning Service Design as Transformational Approach in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Ksenija Kuzmina
Loughborough Design School, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK

Tracy Bhamra
Loughborough Design School, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK

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Ingår i: ServDes.2014 Service Future; Proceedings of the fourth Service Design and Service Innovation Conference; Lancaster University; United Kingdom; 9-11 April 2014

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 99:40, s. 401-406

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Publicerad: 2014-06-25

ISBN: 978-91-7519-280-2

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


Through the review of literature; as part of a PhD research undertaken at Loughborough University; a relationship between Service Design and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) has been identified. It positions Service Design and its participatory design methodology as an integral change agent within this context. A lack of literature defining such theoretical positioning means that service designers do not have a defined space to operate within nor do they have a view of a broad impact that their action can have. This paper presents findings from the literature review that positions Service Design as a transformative change approach in the context of ESD.


transformative change process; education for sustainable development


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