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Open these: links for open policy makers (week 10)

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Welcome to Open these, a regular post dedicated to the blogs, reports and discussions from the week we think open policy practitioners will enjoy.Leave the authors a comment or join the conversation on Twitter! #openpolicy


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DVLA report on their three-day hackathon to get staff involved in digital, and GDS follows up with why events like these are useful for government.

From Pascal Rabe, a great infographic on user-centred design (pdf), HT Innovation Labs.

Dave Seliger introduces Civic Service, a new initiative from DESIS Lab to teach design to civil servants.

Andy Williamson on power and crowds.

Craig Thomler of Delib on how to design a crowdsourcing exercise, drawing on his experience using their Dialogue App with the Australian public sector.

Simon Burall from Involve talks about progress from the recent NHS Citizen workshop in Bristol.

Henry Kippin: what would it take to make citizen engagement a core part of public service practices?

Stefan Lindegaard wonders who will take the lead as the next government innovator.

William Sahlman and Sir Ronald Cohen on how the next generation will use technology and innovative funding mechanisms (including the UK's Social Impact Bonds) to tackle society's 'wicked issues'.

Eric Barker on the ten characteristics of creative companies.

Dave Richards and Martin Smith on institutional crisis in Britain and why policy needs to be opened up to citizens.

Emily Jarvis interviews Tennessee Mayor Ron Littlefield about how Nashville is crowdsourcing solutions to its problems.

Madeleine Bair collects five global examples of citizen collaboration.



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