Open Call for 2023!

Would you like to work on your policy challenge with our talented students at Aalto University? We are looking for Finnish public organisations to provide student projects for our course Design for Government in March. If you work on sustainability transitions, governance or cross-cutting national-level challenges, please contact us! Each year we collaborate with Finnish … Read more

2022 Final Show

The Design for Government 2022 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 … Read more

First blogs are out!

Following the tradition of past years, throughout this spring, student groups tackling the three different project briefs will be sharing their insights from project work in the form of blog posts. This year, all teams will be reporting simultaneously four times during their process, adding up to nine posts on each round. These posts have … Read more

Projects announced for DfG’21!

1. Pilot project for Personal budgeting and Mobility Services by THL, Kela, The City of Espoo & ORSI research project/consortium In tandem with the broader social and healthcare reform in Finland, and following the current Government agenda, the Ministry of Social Affairs launched a pilot project on personal budgeting for people with disabilities (Henkilökohtainen budjetointi). … Read more

Recommended reading!

Looking for the latest great ideas about design in/for/with government? DfG warmly recommends these relevant master’s theses! If you are a civil servant or public authority looking to apply design within your organization, one excellent way to do this is to host a master’s thesis student! Click here for more information about what this means and how to do it. … Read more

Design for Government finale – register now!

The Design for Government Final Show is free and open to the public – and it will be held online for the first time! The Final Show is always fully-booked and places are limited. We warmly welcome you, register here now. Design for Government 2018 Final Show 09:00 – 12:00, Tuesday 19 May 2020 Online via Zoom (registered attendees will receive … Read more

DfG 2020 stakeholder workshop on ‘Just transition to post-oil heating in homes’

This blog post reports on work-in-progress within the DfG course! The post is written by one of the three groups dealing with the Ministry of Environment’s project brief on ‘Just transition to post-oil heating in homes’. The group includes Elizabeth Atkins from the Collaborative and Industrial Design (CoID) program, Elisa Dametto from the Creative Sustainability (CS) program, Jane Lehtinen … Read more