New mini-documentary about Design for Government!

Video documentary link

The above mini-documentary about Design for Government (DFG) was produced in spring 2017. It outlines our approaches and projects commissioned to date from Finnish ministries, overviews motivations for and benefits of DfG from governmental, societal and design points of view. The 10-minute mini-documentary was produced for the ‘Enter and Encounter’ exhibition at Design Museum Helsinki where it … Read more

Projects announced for DfG’17!

For the first time in DFG history, both projects involve multiple ministries! Students can still apply to DfG – Deadline 3 February!  The projects this year demonstrate the ministries commitment to the kind of collaboration and crossover thinking necessary for addressing complex societal challenges. Both the setup of the projects and the project themes will have a special focus during this centenary year … Read more

2016 Final Show

The 2016 Final Show of the Design for Government (DfG) course showcased new ways that multidisciplinary design can address policy-making and public-service provision! 6 highly-committed and talented student teams presented their research and proposals addressing challenging project briefs from within the Finnish government – DfG’16 addressed 2 project briefs from the Finnish Ministry of the Environment and 1 project brief from the Finnish … Read more

Projects announced for DfG’16!

We’re thrilled to announce the 3 projects for 2016 Design for Government (DfG) course! These projects are the result of proposals made by Finnish ministries, refined by DfG teachers into “project”-sized briefs, which will be further focused, specified and addressed by the students. DfG runs for 14 weeks each spring – the first day of … Read more