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

DfG 2020 stakeholder workshop on ‘Boosting climate education’

This blog post reports on work-in-progress within the Design for Government (DfG) course! The post is written in collaboration with the three groups dealing with the project brief ‘Boosting climate education’ provided by the Ministry of Environment (YM) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Finnish National Agency for Education (OPH) and the ORSI … Read more

Projects announced for DfG’20!

  Design for Government projects for 2020: Just Transition to Post-Oil Heating in Homes by the Ministry of Environment and ORSI research project/consortium Finland has an ambitious target to become carbon neutral by 2035. However, due to the cold climate in Finland, residential heating consumes a relatively high amount of energy. Oil is still commonly used for central heating … Read more

Open call for master’s theses

There are multiple ways for civil servants and public authorities to engage with ‘Design for Government’ at Aalto University. In addition to yearly course themes, ministries, municipalities and other public authorities can engage a master’s thesis student! At Aalto’s Department of Design, a master’s thesis is 30ECTS (equivalent of about 4-5 months of work). Hosting a … Read more

Ministry projects announced for DfG’19!

DfG runs for 14 weeks each spring – the first day of class in 2019 is Tues 26 Feb! DfG is accepting applications from students until 6 Feb – apply now! Short description of our two DfG projects for 2019: Empowering Citizens through Artificial Intelligence by the Ministry of Finance Finland is currently undergoing a profound digital transformation. … Read more