Design for policy innovation event and report

People-centred design, creativity and co-design are increasingly visible in the UK and internationally. 18 months after it was set up, Policy Lab based in the Cabinet Office has demonstrated in its projects with government departments that design approaches bring valuable insight, creativity and collaboration support to the early stages of policy making.

Join us for a discussion which looks more broadly at the role of design in government and asks whether policy makers should be policy designers.

Date: Thursday 8 October 1800-1930 followed by drinks/networking
Location: Whitehall

Confirmed speakers
Mat Hunter, director of strategy at Central Research Laboratory, former chief design officer at the Design Council
Dr Derek Miller, The Policy Lab (Oslo)/UN Institute for Disarmament Research
Steve Gooding, RAC Foundation, former head of policy profession, Department for Transport
Paul Maltby, Director, Cabinet Office

Who should come?

Civil servants especially policy makers
Design specialists inside government
Policy innovators and think tanks
Academics from the design, public administration and innovation communities
People working in international innovation labs
People supporting government to innovate and use design

How to attend

Email lucykimbell at gmail to get more information  (for security reasons the sign up is not public)
Copies of my report about design for policy making resulting from my one year AHRC research fellowship in Policy Lab/University of Brighton, will also be available. A PDF version will also be posted here soon.

Published by

Lucy Kimbell

Professor of Contemporary Design Practices and Director, Innovation Insights Hub, University of the Arts London. Associate fellow, Said Business School, University of Oxford. Former AHRC research fellow, Policy Lab, Cabinet Office. Author of Service Innovation Handbook. @lixindex

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