2019 Final Show

The 2019 Final Show of Design for Government (DfG) showcases new ways that multidisciplinary design can address policy-making and public-service provision!

DfG’19 included 4 highly-committed and talented student teams addressing challenging projects commissioned from within the Finnish government. This year, students have addressed two project briefs: First up at the Final Show were the teams dedicated to “Boosting Consumer Rights for Finnish Business,” a project from the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment ; Next were the teams committed to “Empowering Citizens through Artificial Intelligence,” a project from the Ministry of Finance.

Below is documentation of the DfG’19 projects.

Welcoming Words

Welcome and introduction to Design for Government from Professor Ramia Mazé.

Showcased Projects

  1. Boosting Consumer Rights for Finnish Business
  2. Empowering Citizens through Artificial Intelligence

Panel Discussion

Panel on ‘Creative Capabilities’ with DfG faculty Seungho Park-Lee, Nuria Solsona, Ramia Mazé and Anni Leppänen (DfG’15), sitting from left to right, and moderated by Taneli Heinonen.

Final Show in Pictures

The show took place 09:00 – 12:00, Tuesday, 21 May 2019, at the newly and beautifully renovated Helsinki City Hall Lobby. The show was also part of the 2019 Aalto Festival.
Warm thank you to our A/V team, Alisa Javits (video) and Abigail Garbett (DfG’18, video support and photography).

Complete Flickr photo-album, photo credit © Creative Sustainability.
Check out the twitter stream #design_for_gov with images and thoughts from the audience that included governmental and design stakeholders as well as a wide range of perspectives from the public!