Design Thinking is a concept, discipline and set of processes used to address wicked and challenging public sector issues.
pic fr d.school stanford
Latest Activity: Oct 13, 2013
Design Thinking in the Public Sector is a rapidly emerging field of interest, closely linked to innovation. It describes a robust series of processes that begin with the end user in mind, using design skills in thinking about how we approach public sector challenges.
Some of the most well known practices of this thinking are IDEO, MindLab, NESTA, and others being discovered everyday, in the United States and around the world.
This group will provide links to people and organizations doing this type of work in/with/for government, focusing not only on technology, but organizational and service delivery design.
One of many distinguishing features of design thinking is the use of ethnography and cross-discipline teams.
As this group develops we will surface questions, tool kits, links to resources and interesting people.
(thanks to Local Projects/ChangeByUs for the picture.)
I have a question to pose. Which do you think will improve program outcomes more: the program design itself; or, how well your department is structured-meaning high performance output or low…Continue