About the Service Design programme


The Service Design Department was launched in 2011 at the Royal College of Art in association with Imperial College London. It combines design practice from the RCA, innovation in digital technologies from the Department of Computing at Imperial College and business management disciplines from Imperial’s business school. The department is the living legacy of Design London, the collaboration between Imperial College Business School, its Faculty of Engineering and the RCA that researched and pioneered new approaches, tools and techniques for interdisciplinary design-led innovation.

The Service Studio-Lab continues the collaboration with Imperial College through its Digital Cities Exchange programme (DCE) and with the Civil Engineering Programmes through our joint research programme on sustainability with Sainsbury's.

Service Design Studio
Service Design Studio
Photographer: Richard Haughton