DfG Final Show – May 28, 2014

Design for government (DfG) Final Show took place at Master of Aalto (MOA) exhibition space near Esplanadi park, Helsinki, with a number of experts as guest critic including academics, design professionals, and representatives from the industry. … more

Mid-term Review: Plastic Bags Theme – May 9, 2014

After many weeks of iteration, student teams have come to a point to make decision – which idea to select and develop further for the client? – Part I… more

Mid-term Review: Accessibility Theme – May 9, 2014

After many weeks of iteration, student teams have come to a point to make decision – which idea to select and develop further for the client? – Part II… more

Inspiration Block – April 28-May 16, 2014

The inspiration block started off with a brief Q&A session on Skype with Kit Lykketoft, the Deputy Director of MindLab. Later in the morning, we met Outi Kuittinen, the head of Co-creation at Demos Helsinki. We finished the very intense but inspiring day with an evening with yet another Skype conference with Chelsea Mauldin from the New York based Public Policy Lab. … more

HCD Block – April 14-25, 2014

Human centered design is all about empathic approach to the problem. The HCD Block started with planning our design research. After planning, two days of the HCD block were reserved for field work…. more

Systems Thinking Block – March 31-April 11, 2014

In Systems Thinking block, we learned about systems thinking while creating our maps with the supporting lectures, assigned reading material and exercises. Thinking back, when we started applying systems thinking to our project the first question was where to start. What is the best approach or framing?… more

[video] Redesigned State by Marco Steinberg

The first day of Design for Government was opened by Marco Steinberg’s talk: Redesigned State. Marco runs the strategic design practice, Snowcone & Haystack, based out of Helsinki. Prior to Snowcone & Haystack, Marco was Strategic Design Director at Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund (2008-2013). … more

DfG Introduction Week – March 24-28, 2014

During the first week, we have got a tremendous input from our teachers – Seungho, Hella, and Juha – as well as guest speakers including Marco Steinberg, Tiina-Kaisa Laakso-Liukkonen, Jaana Hyvärinen. … more

DfG Open Lectures, RSVP!

*DfG course students, you are automatically in, so please do not RSVP.  DfG has prepared two lectures for the public. Unfortunately we have very limited … more

DfG 2014 enquête

Hey you! Are you taking DfG 2014? If you do, please check your email address registered in WebOodi (as of the time you registered to … more