2017 Final Show

The 2017 Final Show of the Design for Government (DfG) course showcased new ways that multidisciplinary design can address policy-making and public-service provision! For an audience of 150, 4 highly-committed and talented student teams presented their research and proposals addressing challenging project briefs commissioned from within the Finnish government. The theme ‘togetherness’ was in focus during … Read more

Design for Government at the Design Museum

Enter and Encounter Design Museum, Korkeavuorenkatu 23, Helsinki 24 Mar – 22 Oct 2017 Design for Government is featured in an exhibition at the Design Museum in Helsinki! Enter and Encounter is a joint exhibition produced by Design Museum Finland and the Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo featuring contemporary design since Helsinki’s Design Capital Year of … 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

View the mid-review presentation slides

Photo: Seungho Lee The 2016 Design for Government (DfG) course is halfway through and promising directions were presented in the mid-review event on 5 Apr at Tieteiden talo. In this 3rd year of DfG, multidisciplinary student teams have addressed project briefs from the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Transport and Communications. 2016 project briefs outline … Read more

DfG in Helsinki Design Week – Part 2

During the Helsinki Design Week 2015, we have organised a workshop inviting 11 designers and 10 civil servants to Valtimo, a joint working space of the ministries, early in the morning of September 10th. The aim of the day was to create trust and find tools for the ministries’ civil servants and designers’ to start working … Read more

DfG in Helsinki Design Week – Part 1

Design for Government contributed to an event, Design Driven Society, hosted by Design Driven City and Design Europe during the Helsinki Design Week at L3 building in Jätkäsaari on September 9th. The day started with a keynote on agile and participatory city development from Anthony Engi Meacock, an urban and architectural designer and co-founder of … Read more

2015 Final Show

Thank you so much for coming to DfG 2015 Final Show! It was a great success thanks to the hard-working students as well as the enthusiastic audience including some 40 civil servants. Altogether some 180 guests joined us at Säätytalo, and the feedback and the discussion were extremely fruitful. We will share all the presentations … Read more

Mid-term review presentation slides

The mid-term review of Design for Government 2015 took place at Tieteiden talo, the House of Science and Letters, on 21.4.2015 from 9 to 12. In the beginning of 2015, the Prime Minister’s Office (VNK) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MMM) assigned three project to Design for Government, and the six teams of highly … Read more

[video] DfG Panel Discussion 3.3.2015

Thousand thank for those who made it to our grand opening event of the Design for Government (DfG) 2015. For those who couldn’t make it, we’ve put the whole event online for you. The programme of the day looked like the following, and the videos below are in chronological order. 09 00 Coffee and networking … Read more

Panel Discussion on 3 March 2015

Are you interested in designing with the public sector and government? Helsinki Design Lab and Design Driven City programme of Finland, Policy Lab under the UK Cabinet, MindLab of Denmark, Public Policy Lab of New York are just the beginning. Now the emergent domain of design requires a new set of skills and the right mindset … Read more