Finding a Common Vision and Entry Points: “The struggle to comprehend the basic starting point.”

The third blog post from group 2A is focused on the research process of our project on continuity of care in primary healthcare. This project has been developed in collaboration with Kela and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. The blog post showcases the current process of the project and discusses more deeply the process of the vision and entry points.

The journey towards finding the solution

In the process on finding solutions for a better healthcare system, we delve into the intricacies of Finland’s healthcare landscape. With a focus on continuity of care, we navigate the complexities, identifying opportunities and entry points. Yet, the journey towards finding a solution is full of challenges, and we are on the way to finding the best possible outcomes.

Finally, time to get our hands dirty!

This blog post updates group 1B’s progress on tackling biodiversity policy coherence for the Finnish Ministry of Environment. It covers the second half of the project, where the team start deploying design methods and interventions for policy. Looking ahead to the ideation session with the civil servants, the team is approaching the final design proposal soon.

Small Actions = BIG Impact

Among our general policymakers who are path-independent and insusceptible to change, some individuals are motivated to take initiative and bring radical transformation within their organization. Together with our partner, the Prime Minister’s Office (VNK), we see these “Change Agents” as potential actors for achieving Finland’s biodiversity goals. Small actions by these change agents can have big impacts on supporting policy coherence for biodiversity.

Cross-pollinating in the ministerial policy ecosystem

Utilizing leverage points and bounded rationality, our Aalto University Design for Government team is developing three key ideas to foster connections between nature, the Finnish Ministry of the Environment and their supporting agencies. Our aim? To nurture mutual understanding, fun and strong relationships, smoothing the way to cohesive biodiversity policies for future generations.

Finding the missing puzzle piece within the accessible travel chain

When putting together the puzzle, we are always trying to find a special piece from tons of them, the perfect one, the one with semi-round shapes to reach in all four directions. When thinking about our proposal for having accessible travel chains, we Urban Drifters felt were putting together a large puzzle.

Flexibility and resilience: lessons from a journey of design intervention

The public transport system in Finland has issues with working with each other. What is needed is to create a structure for collaboration. Together with the Ministry of Transport & Communications (LVM), Traficom, and the service providers HSL and VR, group 2A looks closer at how to achieve effective collaboration to ensure accessibility in the public transport system.