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Prototyping in Public Services

<b>What is prototyping, why is it important, and how can it be used in the development of new public services?</b><p>Key findings<p>Prototyping is an approach to …

Prototyping

Public Service Innovation

Public Innovator's Playbook: This book lays out a blueprint for how to help government embrace innovative approaches to daunting problems (Deloitte & …

Innovation

How Reframing A Problem Unlocks Innovation

Taking a different perspective can lead to stunning breakthroughs in any industry, writes Tina Seelig in InGenius.<p><i>Editors’ note: The following is an adapted excerpt of InGenius (Harper One) by Tina Seelig.</i><p>What is the sum of 5 plus 5?”<p>“What two numbers add up to 10?”<p>The first question has only one …

How To Train Your Brain To See What Others Don't, by Carolyn Gregoire

Charles Darwin had one of the greatest "aha!" moments in all of history when writing his magnum opus <i>On The Origin of Species</i>. After reading a book …

Creativity

How Do You Create A Culture Of Innovation?

Scott Anthony, a managing director at the innovation consulting firm Innosight, offers a step-by-step guide to building innovation into your company’s DNA.<p><b>This is the third part in a series by Scott Anthony, author of The Little Black Book Of Innovation.</b><p>It sounds so seductive: a “culture of …

5 Steps to Creating a Powerful Infographic

People love infographics, and the statistics prove it: In the past five years, Google searches for “infographics” have increased 25X. Sharing an infographic can improve website traffic by 12%. Some analysts even claim that 100% of businesses can benefit from sharing an infographic.<p>But you can't …

It Is Expensive to Be Poor

Minimum-wage jobs are physically demanding, have unpredictable schedules, and pay so meagerly that workers can't save up enough to move on.<p>Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson made a move that was unprecedented at the time and remains unmatched by succeeding administrations. He announced a …

Jonah Lehrer on Brainstorming

Creativity

Social innovation labs: Top tips and common pitfalls

Social innovation labs (also called design labs and change labs) are an approach to tackling complex societal challenges that require systems change. …

Innovation

7 Brilliant Ideas To Make Health Data More Useful

What if there were an easy way to connect with people in your neighborhood who had the same health problems as you? That’s just one idea from the winners of the Knight Foundation’s challenge for new tools that use health data.<p>For the past few years, winners of the Knight News Challenge have …

Design Methods for Everyone

I have always enjoyed discussing Design Methods and frequently use Damien Newman’s Squiggle as a means to visually describe the Design or Design …

Design

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I Didn't Know My Cellphone Could Do All These Things. Did You?

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Cabinet Office policy lab aims to create designer public services

Public service design is about to hit the mainstream. In December the Cabinet Office will launch a new policy lab tasked with using design to "re-invigorate policymaking in the UK civil service".<p>In the private sector, service design – applying the ways traditional product designers look at the …

Challenge Online

Ideas<p>Feature<p>In this Total Defence Puzzle, people from all walks of life are doing...<p>Feature<p>Over the past year, public agencies’ websites have …

Over Boundaries, into Citizens' Shoes

Co-creating solutions: Christian Bason (above) and staff at MindLab's office where they work with public officers and the public to create better …

Diagnostic Tool

What is the diagnostic?<p>Given agencies’ varying circumstances, a simple diagnostic tool has been developed so that they can access where they should …

Innovation

Policy Press

Policy Press Cookie Policy - you'll see this message only once.<p>Policy Press uses cookies on this website. They are stored locally on your computer or …

Food

Social Innovation Lab Kent

Innovation

Best of 2013: The Top 10 Public Interest Design Videos

Here are ten videos—in chronological order—that captured our attention at Public Interest Design over the past year and represent the range of …

Civic Service Workshop: Service Design, Government and the Future of Civil Servants

<i>Civic Service is a program from Parsons' DESIS Lab co-founded by Eduardo Staszowski, Elliott Montgomery, and Core77's Dave Seliger. Civic Service</i> …