2023 Final Show

The Design for Government 2023 Final Show showcases inspiring examples of proactive and ‘designerly’ approaches to policy-making and public service provision. The event saw 6 talented and multidisciplinary student teams present their research and proposals responding to challenges within the Finnish public sector. This year, students addressed a record of two different project briefs, with three student groups addressing each brief.

This year, the multidisciplinary student groups showcased the work on extremely topical challenges dealing with the digitalisation of public services in Finland and the country’s accessible transportation system. Our project partners include Digital and Population Data Services Agency (DVV), the Ministry of Finance (VM) and the Ministry of Transport and Communications (LVM).

A summary of the 2023 Project Briefs can be found here. Below we have posted documentation of the DfG’23 projects. Documentation includes videos of the presentations and Q&A session, presentation slides, each team’s final report, and pictures of the Final Show.

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

Final Show video recording of the event at Musiikkitalo on 31.05.2023

Showcased Projects & FINAL REPORTS

1. Life Event Services for a Dignified Old Age

2. Accessible Travel Chains


Núria Solsona – DfG Course director

Sofia Johansson – DfG Tutor

Joonas Aitonurmi – Digital and Population Data Services Agency

Niko Ruostetsaari – Ministry of Finance

Laura Lassila – Ministry of Transport and Communications

Laura Niemi – VR

The final show occurred from 13:00 – 16:00 on Wednesday, 31st May 2023 at Musiikkitalo in Helsinki.