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Design as an agent for public policy innovation

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posted on 11.02.2020, 13:52 authored by Federico Vaz-Canosa, Sharon PrendevilleSharon Prendeville
Described as units developing public policies in a design-oriented manner, Policy Labs are tasked to innovate to gain in policy effectiveness and efficiency. However, as public policymaking is a context-dependent activity, the way in which these novel organisations operate significantly differs. This study discusses the emergence of design approaches for policy innovation. The purpose is to map how Policy Labs in Europe introduce design approaches at distinct stages of the policymaking cycle. For this study, 30 organisations in Europe operating at various levels of government were surveyed. Based on the public policymaking process model, it investigates which design methods are Policy Labs deploying to innovate public policies. The study exposed a gap in the awareness of the utilised methods' nature. It also showed that the use of design methods is of less importance than the introduction of design mindsets for public policy innovation, namely ‘user-centredness’, ‘co-creation’, and ‘exploration’.

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School

  • Loughborough University London

Published in

Conference Proceedings of the Academy for Design Innovation Management

Volume

2

Issue

1

Pages

143 - 156

Source

Academy for Design Innovation Management 2019: Research Perspectives in the Era of Transformations

Publisher

Academy for Design Innovation Management

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

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© Conference proceedings of the Academy for Design Innovation Management

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International License. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/

Publication date

2019-11-29

Copyright date

2019

ISSN

2632-0045

Language

en

Location

London, UK

Event dates

18th June 2019 - 21st June 2019

Depositor

Dr Sharon Prendeville. Deposit date: 10 February 2020

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