Design Research and Practice for the Public Good: A Reflection

Sabine Junginger

Abstract


Public sector managers and policymakers have begun to work with design researchers and design practitioners in an effort to create citi- zen-centric polices and user-centered public services. What role can design play in the approach taken by the public sector in organizational develop- ment and innovation? This paper reflects on an innovation project at a Bra- zilian Ministry where human-centered design was chosen as an approach to integrate innovation efforts among different government agencies and ministries. It offers an example of how human-centered design approaches can support efforts by civil servants to change their own design practices.


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policy design

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@Annual Review of Policy Design ISSN: ISSN 2291-6989