Service Design- orchestrating journeys from blueprints to delivery


Service Design- orchestrating journeys from blueprints to delivery

Service Design is a Human-Centered Design approach to identifying and fixing inefficiency and disconnects in service or product-service delivery. Service Design helps by a) Identifying broken systems (eg. customer service/product experiences or interfaces; workflow, processes, and procedures; IT/ Operations systems/data; )…and, b) Improving inefficiency, friction, and wasted opportunities to connect employees or systems more deeply with customer needs and experiences across channels equally.

Learning how to use Service Design tools and techniques to improve customer experiences and improve business processes, procedures, and efficiency improvements that make services better. 

This full-day course starts with identifying broken journeys and then building service blueprints to the all critical implementation of service innovations or interfaces across all channels and touchpoints. 

Who's taken this course? 3,000 students to date. 

1. Tackling Service Design 

  • Managing UX Design and Service Design under one group/ project/ process (roles, jobs, and process precision)
  • Making the business case for Service Design
  • Business Model Canvas workshop guidance
  • Defining and deriving Value: Co-Value and Co-Creation
  • Systems Thinking essentials for Service Design projects
  • Agile service design and delivery

2. Unpacking the problem space

  • Ethnography across channels (virtual Ethnography and in-person)
  • Conducting Service Safaris and 3 more Lean Service Design techniques
  • Positioning Personas and Journey Maps
  • Journey Mapping workshop guidance
  • Touchpoints, Moments, and Interactions

3. Service Blueprinting

  • Value co-creation in ‘backstage’ (backend) systems
  • Mapping your Ecosystem
  • Stakeholder Mapping
  • Building the Service Blueprint: workshop guidance

4. Prototyping and Testing your Service Experience 

  • Representing services: Blueprint to prototype
  • Prototype skills for service design situations
  • Intangible services and service artifact 

5. Service Deployment and Measurement

  • Service implementation: basics to advanced problem-solving
  • Service delivery team role and tasks
  • Measuring service success
  • Creating a Service transformation culture 

Frank Spillers, MS (CEO, Founder & CXO)

Frank Spillers is a distinguished speaker, author, and internationally respected Senior UX practitioner and UX Master Trainer. He is a world expert in improving the design and user experience of products, services, and experiences across numerous industries and applications. A recognized leader in the field, Frank has successfully applied 22 years of advanced knowledge of UX and Human-Centered Design methodology in Fortune 500, non-profits, and corporate environments globally.

A recognized subject matter expert by the U.S. Department of Labor, Frank has developed new UX techniques for understanding user needs, assessing user experience, and conducting rapid design prototyping. Recently, he has contributed ground-breaking research on the impact of design and emotion. His current work has been profiled in leading industry publications including The Handbook of Task Analysis for Human-Computer Interaction, MarketingSherpa's Landing Page Handbook, and the book-- The Persona Lifecycle.

Before founding Experience Dynamics in 2001, Frank managed usability consulting for WebCriteria (now IBM Analytics) and worked with students of Dr. Donald Norman (the grandfather of Human-Centered Design) at Intuitive Design, a San Diego-based User-Centered Design consultancy. His current clients include Microsoft, Intel, IBM, Logitech, GE, Hewlett-Packard, KeyBank, Four Seasons, Chase,, and He has trained over 70,000 UX designers globally and continues to teach through his mentoring group:

Frank received his Master's in Cognitive Science (MS) from Birmingham University, UK in the user experience of virtual reality with an emphasis on collaborative virtual environments.

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Who’s Attending our Training?

American Airlines
American Express
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Business Objects
Calvin Klein
Capital Group Companies
Capital One
Drexel University
EMC Corp
GE Healthcare
Geico Insurance
Hartford Insurance
Hilton Hotels
Hitachi Consulting
Home Depot
John Deere
Mentor Graphics
Providence Health System
Research In Motion
State Farm Insurance
State of Michigan
State of New York
Sun Microsystems
Tulalip Tribes
US Bank

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Others Who Attend Say...

“I didn’t know what to expect from this training and I can say it more than exceeded my expectations. Two thumbs up and thank you for your good energy”.
— Logitech