Design Thinking In Government
- Design & Innovation Policy
This course will introduce the fundamentals of design thinking within the context of government. The basic elements of the problem-solving approach will be explored through hands-on learning. Participants will be presented with a series of policy and services challenges – for example, how to get more international investors in your region, how to make online government services more accessible to hard-to-reach citizens, how to improve decision-making processes within public administration or a policy challenge of your choosing. Over the course of two days, the participants will explore these challenges using four design thinking tools – stakeholder mapping, personas, journey mapping and rapid prototyping.
More and more, we are supporting governments to use design methods to engage the public in co-creating policies and services. We believe there are significant synergies between the design process and the policy process; both are concerned with applied problem-solving in a structured cycle ideally involving users at every stage of development.