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Are you a service designer?

If you are, please get involved in this inquiry about design for the public sector.

‘The Design Commission’s second project, sponsored by the Design Council, AHRC, and Capita, and co-chaired by Barry Quirk and Baroness Kingsmill, will look at the emerging area of theory and practice around ‘designing’ policy and public services. We believe many of the failings in our range of public services are usually due to outdated or inappropriately designed systems, and in most cases, redesign (and constant, rather than one-off, redesign) will be required to meet cost-saving targets, improve services, and make them more relevant. The purpose of the inquiry is to identify, and publicise, how good design practice can be brought to bear more often in the realms of policymaking and public service provision.’

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Design Means…


What often inspires me is watching other people talk about their work in a conference/panel format. The V&A have put on some great design conferences during London Design Week, and I helped Designersblock with their first conference in September (in fact I was on one of the panels too).

It inspires me so I know how much it could inspire others – which is why I organised, with an MA student, a panel discussion at Goldsmiths university where I study BA Design. It was the final lecture of the term in the series entitled ‘Design Means…’ organised by a committee of design staff and students – a great opportunity for us to have a say in speakers we want to hear and to gain experience in making it happen. This was the first panel discussion of its kind at Goldsmiths and attracted a packed lecture room. Continue reading

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