21 October Distanced Gathering (vol 31)

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Service Design Scotland's regular Distanced Gatherings, held every third Thursday of the month.

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are postponing the October Distanced Gathering. We will run the planned event on 18 November and look forward to seeing you next month. Apologies for any inconvenience


You don't have to work in service design and living in Scotland is optional.

This is open to anyone. Participants come from all sectors - local government, business, the third sector, consultancy, education, NHS, housing, Scottish Government, finance and others. Many are from Scotland, but we have others joining us from Europe, Asia and The Americas.

All of our Autumn Gatherings will relate to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) being held in Glasgow.

Sam Groves is our special guest - user research lead at Scottish Government. Sam is also a Trustee at Bike for Good - a Glasgow charity and social enterprise that promotes cycling while supporting skills and development for young people and improving mental and physical wellbeing. People-centred design, sustainable transport and the joy of cycling are issues we will explore in our conversation.

We started these gatherings at the start of lockdown on a weekly basis. We asked people what they wanted and they said to broaden networks, build relationships, share experiences of how we are adapting and reflect on positives. Now held as monthly events, these remain our objectives.

If you’ve attended before you’ll know our one hour event is fast paced, with one-to-one and small group discussions, plus a guest slot and an opportunity to 'shout out' events you're holding, help you need or opportunities you can offer.

Join facilitators Lorri Smyth, Barbara Mertlova and Mike Press.

Find out more at distancedgathering.com

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A community of people working in service design based mainly in Scotland. We exist as a Slack group and organise meet ups. 

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