Professor Clive Grinyer
- Head of Programme
- Service Design MA
Clive is an acknowledged expert in service design, design thinking and digital and technology innovation who has led award-winning design teams for companies around the globe.
Clive started in design consultancy Ideo in London and San Francisco before co-founding design company Tangerine with Martin Darbyshire and future Apple design chief and RCA Chancellor Jony Ive. He went onto build and lead design teams for Orange, Samsung and Cisco and was Director of Service Design at Barclays.
As Director for Design at the Design Council, he created the Design Demand programme taking design into over a thousand UK companies and as a consultant has worked with the Cabinet Office Policy Lab and at Nesta. He has been a visiting lecturer at the RCA since 2017.
In 2018 Clive was named in Creative Review's Top 50 as 'a passionate advocate for the transformational potential of design for some three decades.'
Clive speaks at national and international conferences, writes articles and blogs and has published Smart Design, a book on design and technology. He was a trustee of the Royal Society of Arts and is Chair of the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards.
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Developing AI banking apps for vulnerable customersThe RCA’s MA Service Design Programme collaborated with Rain-bird (intelligent automation platform) and EY (global consultancy) to develop cutting-edge AI-enabled apps that will help vulnerable banking customers better manage their finances and navigate the complex financial services industry.