Good Services

Louise Downe


Service design is a rapidly growing area of interest in design and business management. There are a lot of books on how to get started, but this is the first book that describes what a ‘good’ service is and how to design one. This book lays out the essential principles for building services that work well for users. Demystifying what we mean by a ‘good’ and ‘bad’ service and describing the common elements within all services that mean they either work for users or don’t.

A practical book for practitioners and non-practitioners alike interested in better service delivery, this book is the definitive new guide to designing services that work for users.

Creator Bio

Lou Downe is the former Director of Design for the UK Government where they founded the discipline of service design to the UK government, growing the 1000 strong designers into one of the largest, and most influential design team’s in the UK – winning a Designs of the Year award and a D&AD lifetime achievement award.
Lou was voted one of the UK’s top 50 Creative Leaders by Creative Review, and one of the world’s 100 most influential people in Digital Government by Apolitical and writes regularly about Design. They‘re currently Director of Design and Transformation for the UK government where they’re leading change in the UK’s housing sector.

Price £15.99
Format Paperback / softback
Publication Date 10 February 2020
Pages 224
Height 195mm
Width 130mm
ISBN-13 9789063695439