Designers and Design in government – DfG alumni cases

Anni Leppänen & Jane Lehtinen

The role of design in the public sector and governmental organizations is rapidly expanding, together with the transformation of policy, civil service work and more participatory and citizen-centric governance. Our alumni Jane Lehtinen (DfG Alumni 2020) and Anni Leppänen (DfG Alumni 2015), will share their experiences about the role of design in public service organisations. From the Finnish design lab D9 to the Co-design and the Social service innovation labs in New Zealand, our alumni will discuss the role of design in different contexts and set-ups; state versus municipal level, labs versus embedded teams.