2021 Final Show – Videos and Slides

The Design for Government 2021 Final Show showcases inspiring examples of proactive and ‘designerly’ approaches to policy-making and public service provision. The event, which was hosted online, saw 9 talented and multidisciplinary student teams present their research and proposals responding to challenges posed from within the Finnish public sector. This year, students addressed a record of three different project briefs, with three student groups addressing each brief.

The first, ”Pilot project for Personal Budgeting and Mobility Services” by THL, Kela, The City of Espoo & ORSI research project/consortium, broke down into two sub-briefs: 1.1 focuses on the development of a personal budgeting model for citizens with disabilities to be able to access the services, while 1.2 focuses on Mobility support services in the Western Uusimaa region. The second, ”Reducing the carbon footprint of public procurement, using the Kela Maternity package example” by Kela, The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, uses the Maternity package as an example to inform the legislation, the role of working methods and policy changes that can be scaled to other procurement processes across public services in Finland. Finally, the ”Strategy for Expatriate Finns” by The Ministry of the Interior looks to broaden the representation and inclusivity of Finns who live, plan to move, or are returning from abroad.

All projects were sponsored by the ORSI Research project/consortium. A summary of the 2021 Project Briefs can be found here. Below we have posted documentation of the DfG’21 projects. Documentation includes videos of the presentations and Q&A session, presentation slides, each team’s final report, as well as pictures of the Final Show.

To find out more about what went on behind the scenes, check out the blog posts written by students from each project group

Welcome and introduction to Design for Government from Professor Nuria Solsona
(15 min)


PILOT PROJECT FOR PERSONAL BUDGETING AND MOBILITY SERVICES

Project brief (summary here) by THL, Kela, The City of Espoo & ORSI research project/consortium

Blog: POST I / POST II / POST III /POST IV

“Supported autonomy”
project by Senni Alho, Naiquan Gu, Katriina Kenttämies and Ondřej Zajíc.

Presentation slides (PDF)

Video of presentation
(15 min)

Final report (PDF)
Presentation Q&A
(10 min)

Strategy for hiring people with disabilities
project by Helena Eharand,  Matleena Inget, Ruta Jumite and Ana Lucia Llerena Martin del Campo.

Presentation slides (PDF)
Video of presentation
(15 min)

Final report (PDF)

Presentation Q&A
(10 min)
Accessible routes – Communicating Accessibility
project by Diana Bécares Mas, Esko-Matti Helin, Fengyu Li and Eve Nieminen.

Presentation slides (PDF)

Video of presentation
(15 min)

Final report (PDF)
Presentation Q&A
(10 min)

REDUCING THE CARBON FOOTPRINT OF PUBLIC PROCUREMENT, USING THE KELA MATERNITY BOX EXAMPLE

Project brief (summary here) by Kela, The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

Blog: POST I/ POST II / POST III / POST IV

“Unclouded”
project by Michael Buchta, Amandine Fong, Kalle Kaisko and Xinghua Meng.

Presentation slides (PDF)

Video of presentation
(15 min)

Final report (PDF)
Presentation Q&A
(10 min)
“Askel”
project by Sara D’Angelo, Nicole Grekov, André Helgestad and Shreya Shrivastava.

Presentation slides (PDF)

Video of presentation
(15 min)

Final report (PDF)

Presentation Q&A
(10 min)
Family Package
project by Loren Córdoba, Tessa Kauppinen, Joosep Laht and Junrui Li.

Presentation slides (PDF)

Video of presentation
(15 min)

Final report (PDF)

Presentation Q&A
(10 min)

STRATEGY FOR EXPATRIATE FINNS

Project brief (summary here) by The Ministry of the Interior.

Blog: POST I / POST II / POST III / POST IV

“Check-in Finland”
project by Chloe Pillon, Ruta Serpytyte, Kaisa-Maria Suomalainen and Liisi Wartiainen.

Presentation slides (PDF)

Video of presentation
(15 min)

Final report (PDF)

Presentation Q&A
(10 min)
Strategy for Finns Worldwide
project by Hannah Roche, Amir Tahvonen, Savannah Vize and Shuaijun Zhang.

Presentation slides (PDF)

Video of presentation
(15 min)
Final Report Presentation Q&A
(10 min)
Understanding Young Expatriate Finns’ Participation
project by Nicholas Colb, Lõmaš Kama, Phuong Nguyen and Mariela Urra Schiaffino.

Presentation slides (PDF)

Video of presentation
(15 min)

Final report (PDF)
Presentation Q&A
(5 min)
Panel discussion: Designing sustainable transitions in government – What is the role of design? (45 min)

CLASS PHOTO

DfG Class of 2021, yay! photo by Nuria Solsona.

The show took place 09:00 – 12:00, Monday, 24th May 2021 online live via “Zoom”.

Warm thank you to Katja Reinikka & Heidi Henrickson from Aalto Networks.


Design for Government course is a 10ECTS advanced studio course within Creative Sustainability (CS), a joint master’s degree programme at Aalto University. Questions? Contact Nuria Solsona (Professor, course leader for DfG) at nuria.solsona@aalto.fi.

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