CS Open Lectues: Design for Government

DfG course students, you are automatically in, so please do not RSVP.

Hi! DfG has prepared two lectures for the public. Unfortunately we have very limited seats, so please RSVP by using the following links.

Part I – Strategic Design, Mar 24, 2014

10:30 Marco Steinberg

Marco Steinberg runs the strategic design practice, Snowcone & Haystack, based out of Helsinki. Prior to Snowcone & Haystack, Marco was Strategic Design Director at Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund (2008-2013). There he led Sitra’s Strategic Design capability, launching a range of initiatives to systemically address the acute need for strategic improvement in the public sector which included:

Helsinki Design Lab (HDL), a global initiative to help address today’s large scale strategic redesign & transformation needs; Design Exchange Programme (DEP), an initiative embedding designers within public sector organisations; Low2No, a transitional strategy to create national carbon free urban development market in Finland through a real estate development project in downtown Helsinki.

Part II – Design Driven City & Customer-Centred Service Network, Mar 28, 2014

13:00 Tiina-Kaisa Laakso-Liukkonen

Tiina-Kaisa Laakso-Liukkonen is Counsel of the foundation and Project Director of Design Driven City programme at the International Design Foundation. She had been responsible for admin, agreements, HR and finance during the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 – project (2010-2013). She will present the Design Driven City programme and its future plans.

14:15 Jaana Hyvärinen

Jaana Hyvärinen is a doctoral candidate at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Design. Her talk, ‘Customer-Centred Service Network in Lauttasaari Area (2010-2013) project’ discusses the needs and challenges in cross-organisational and cross-sectoral collaboration in service networks and how service design can contribute to tackle the challenges. She had worked for the City of Helsinki, Department of Social Services through Design Exchange Programme by the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra.

Organised by DfG

Are you interested in designing with the public sector? We think Helsinki Design Lab of Finland, MindLab of Denmark, and Public Policy Lab of New York are just the beginning, and the city of Helsinki has just hired three city designers. Now the emergent domain of design requires a new set of skills and the right mindset.

This lecture is a part of Design for Government (DfG), a new course under Creative Sustainability master’s programme focusing on design for governmental and public sector innovation with emphases on systems thinking and human-centered design. In 2014, students will be working with the Ministry of Environment with high-level and complex design challenges.

Read on: Design for Government

How to find 885?

  1. Come to Aalto University ARTS campus (Hämeentie 135 C, Helsinki)
  2. Come into the building through the main entrance
  3. Take the elevator to the 8th floor walking out from the elevator
  4. Make a U-turn and enter the grey metal door on which you can find many posters
  5. Walk straight ahead following the room numbers made of styrofoam
  6. Ask students around you, naturally. :)

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