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Launching the Healthy System Indicators: A new way of relational working across local and national systems

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How do we know if we are healthy? What do we look out for? We have a regular temperature, we know our energy levels, our body doesn't ache. These are indicators of good health.   Much like the body, we can …

Introducing RegBox: using serious games in regulatory development

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Today Policy Lab is introducing RegBox – a toolkit enabling policymakers to convene stakeholders and work together to make decisions affecting regulation, using serious games. The toolkit will consist of game patterns for different use cases, a collection of case …

Launching “Systemic” - A game for applying systems change thinking to policy 

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This blog launches “Systemic” – a game that simulates how policy-making systems function and possible shifts that can be made to improve policy outcomes. Systemic has been inspired by the world of board games, and was co-created by Policy Lab …

People-Centred Policy Design: free five-part course now live on FutureLearn

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Policy Lab and the Policy Profession have launched a new, free five-part course called People-Centred Policy Design, on FutureLearn. The course will help policy makers apply innovative, people-centred tools and methods.  This course is for policy makers interested in integrating …

A mixed-methods approach to co-designing Seabass regulations

The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Welsh Government have just launched a public consultation ahead of a new Fisheries Management Plan for Seabass. Policy Lab partnered with them in the lead up to a formal …

Making co-design more inclusive by overcoming language barriers

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Policy Lab recently worked on a project that explored how resettled refugees can participate in language learning that supports their integration into society. To explore this area, we combined film ethnography and co-design to learn from and create solutions with …

MANIFEST: What we have learnt so far from artists working in policy

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Policy Lab has a history of bringing experimental and innovative approaches into policymaking. In January, we wrote about the launch of MANIFEST, our new experimental initiative to evaluate the role of art in policy. As part of MANIFEST, the Arts …