If you had told me four years ago, when I joined the Cabinet Office, that by 2018 we would have worked across 15 major government departments
Dr Andrea Siodmok
Andrea is Head of the Policy Lab, which is based in Government Innovation Group in the Cabinet Office.
I am often asked by designers for specific examples where design approaches have been used in the creation of policy. From a design perspective, the ‘concreteness’ of physical artefacts is much easier to describe, whereas both service design and policy …
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Given 2014 is drawing to a close we thought we would look to the future, beat the Sunday papers to it, and canter through some of the emerging trends and ideas vying to shape 2015. So this week Policy Lab …
At a recent meeting with Ben Terrett (Director of Design at the Government Digital Service) I was reminded of the importance of sharing ideas. ‘You’ve got to blog,’ he said, so here is the Policy Lab’s first post. It also coincides with Nesta’s i-teams report, which is sharing best practice from around the world as part of a growing community of innovation teams bringing new approaches to Government. We’ve received a lot of interest already from around the world to share our thinking and we also welcome others getting in touch.
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