MindLab is part of the ambitious new research network Opening governance led by New York University’s GovLab. The network will explore digitally-enabled approaches to solving public problems. Among the participants is inventor of the world wide web, MIT’s Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
How can the public sector use human-centered design? And what does the citizen obtain? Humed-centered design is all about listening to the needs of individuals, and then create new initiatives in the public sector.
Can citizens be supported and motivated in making smarter decisions? Director of Behavioral Insights Team Mr. David Halpern uses psychology and behavioral economics to come up with nudges. He visited January 23rd MindLab and inspired a group of senior officials from the Danish administration.
Find videos, pictures, pamphlets and power point presentations from the seminar ‘How Public Design?’ from 2 and 3 September that sets out to explore how design might drive public sector innovation to create new solutions.
How can design methods such as user involvement, ideation, experimentation and prototyping be used by public managers? Read ‘Public and Collaborative’ and get more knowledge on the subject. The book is a collaboration between a row of acknowledged organisations, and the introduction is written by MindLabs Christian Bason.
New Nordic school is challenging the standard assumption that change is primarily something that comes from the top. Proposed changes to the law and frameworks play an important role, but changes and improvements don’t really begin until individual pedagogues, teachers or heads, together with the children and their parents make the changes real. > CASE
MindLab attended UNDPs Global Innovation meeting in Montenegro as an introductory speaker this autumm and UNDPs Global Centre Singapore’s Consultation on co-design and Public Policy Services in December. In addition MindLab has assisted UNDP’s inspirational work with presentations for Prime Minister Iurie Leancă and by teaching Moldovan public servants in human-centered design Watch feature in Moldovan tv.
How do we redesign government services? The public sector will have to be more like a facilitator in figuring out how to bring the stakeholders together, rather than just a provider of services. Blog on MindLabs work by Joanna Mikulski
What difference do we make for the businesses and citizens who ultimately pay our salaries? And how do we gauge the difference that we make? For the last seven years, MindLab has been very keen to gauge the effect of the work that we do.
(Niels Hansen, 19.02.2014)
Public sector leaders around the world are trying to make experimentation into a more systematic, integrated part of their organisation. There are indications that 2014 will be the year in which the innovation laboratory becomes more mainstream. But the strategy is not without its pitfalls.
(Christian Bason, 16.01.2014)
While leadership among the world’s heads of state is at a standstill, the major cities of the world are becoming increasingly important when it comes to solving global challenges. But how can cities work with innovation? New York’s outgoing mayor is leading the way.
(Christian Bason, 02.12.2013)
Drawing its inspiration from Italian professor Mariana Mazzucato, a new and interesting notion is beginning to spread: The public sector is better at certain things than the private sector. One such thing is innovation.
(Christian Bason, 22.11.2013)
How might we start with the lives of citizens and the realities of businesses when we craft new strategies and initiatives that are supposed to help them? This was one of the themes discussed at How Public Design? The event set out to explore how design might drive public innovation to create new solutions.
(Christian Bason, 14.10.2013)