Mapping service design and policy design

In this post, Andrea Siodmok shares the work done by the UK Policy Lab to map two frameworks which set out the different styles of government intervention when we are faced with a policy problem. 'Having delivered many projects now across different departments [in policy Lab], it is not surprising that we have started to... Continue Reading →

19 things we are dying to redesign

I love this post, by IDEO. There is something about designers finding and solving problems that brings me deep joy. Designers and policymakers in government spend a lot of time making public services better, simpler and more accessible. And they do this very well. I would love to see what would happen if we were... Continue Reading →

Integrating design thinking into the policymaking process

This is an interesting article from Michael Mintrom and Joannah Luetjens. It describes how design thinking can be integrated into the policymaking process to produce powerful insights into citizen actions and their interactions with governments, and improve policymaking processes. 'Rather than having policymakers define and understand the problem from an agency – or government – perspective,... Continue Reading →

What’s your problem?

The pressure to make things happen in government, to show progress, can sometimes make us want to jump straight into solution mode. But wait! In this post, Melanie Cannon explains the importance of defining a clear focus and getting a shared agreement on the problem(s) you are trying to solve before you get to potential solutions.... Continue Reading →

An insight into Policy Lab

Policy Lab is a huge inspiration for me. In this post Laurence Grinyer provides a great insight into the Lab and into the Policy Design mindset. He also describes some of the Policy Lab ways of working and techniques, which my team and I have borrowed from the Open Policy Making Toolkit and used on policy... Continue Reading →

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