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The 2016 Design for Government (DfG) course is halfway through and promising directions were presented in the mid-review event on 5 Apr at Tieteiden talo. In this 3rd year of DfG, multidisciplinary student teams have addressed project briefs from the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Transport and Communications. 2016 project briefs outline specific challenges in relation to policy design issues concerning renewal of the national waste plan, measures for increasing sustainability in housing, and public transportation provision.

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Photo: Seungho Lee

DfG project briefs are addressed through creative and analytic processes drawing on knowledge, methods and tools from multiple areas, such as human-centered design, systems thinking and behavioral economics. During the first 7 weeks of the course, focus is on understanding the core problem of each brief through empathic design and systems theory approaches. At the 2016 mid-review, 3 student teams shared their initial findings and potential directions.

"Waste prevention by extending (electronic product) lifecycles" group with Anna Pyyluoma, Ilari Laitinen, Merja Lang, Noomi Schulman, Suvi Kinnarinen and Riikka Ylitalo presenting. Shown: Noomi Schulman. Photo: Seungho Lee
“Waste prevention by extending (electronic product) lifecycles” group with Anna Pyyluoma, Ilari Laitinen, Merja Lang, Noomi Schulman, Suvi Kinnarinen and Riikka Ylitalo presenting. Shown: Noomi Schulman. Photo: Seungho Lee

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“Energy and maintenance in Finnish housing companies” group with Anssi Laurila. Simone Menge, Andre Vicentini, Ekaterina Perfilyeva, Marija Erjavec, Veikko Isotalo and Jutta Menestrina presenting. Shown Marija Erjavec and Veikko Isotalo. Photo: Seungho Lee.

Bottom-up ‘mobility as service’ with Jaakko Ikonen, María Ferreira Litowtschenko, Kristin Swan , Emma Berg, Norbert Schmidt and Outi Yli-Viikari. Shown Emma Berg. Photo: Paula Karlsson Bottom-up ‘mobility as service’ with Jaakko Ikonen, María Ferreira Litowtschenko, Kristin Swan, Emma Berg, Norbert Schmidt and Outi Yli-Viikari. Shown Emma Berg. Photo: Paula Karlsson

Here is a link to the 2016 project briefs.

Mid-review presentation slides for each project brief:

Bottom-up ‘mobility as service’
for the Ministry of Transport and Communications
Presentation slides here.

Energy and maintenance in Finnish housing companies 
for the Ministry of the Environment
Presentation slides here.

Waste prevention by extending (electronic product) lifecycles
for the Ministry of the Environment
Presentation slides here and a handout distributed at the event here.

Some 20 civil servants and experts came to share their wisdom from the ministries and other organisations related to the projects such as ELY-keskus and the City of Hämeenlinna. There was a lively 20-minute discussion of each project’s findings and next directions, and attendees also provided feedback via written forms. Fruitful discussions guided by the DfG teaching team continued at Helsinki Think Company. The student teams will now take these inputs into the next phase of the course, in which they apply behavioral insight approaches to identify and propose policy design interventions.

Photo: Seungho LEe
Photo: Seungho Lee

Students and teachers gathering debriefing at Helsinki Think Company after the mid-term review. Photo: Paula Karlsson.
Students and teachers gathering debriefing at Helsinki Think Company after the mid-term review. Photo: Paula Karlsson.

We’re already looking forward to the final presentations and discussions at the public DfG 2016 Final Show on 24 May 2016 – please reserve your place here!

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