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Title:
A View from the Other Side: UK Policymaker Perspectives on an Emergent Design Culture
Author:
Jocelyn Bailey: Studio 103, Vox Studios, 1 Durham Street, London
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Year:
2016
Conference:
Service Design Geographies. Proceedings of the ServDes.2016 Conference
Issue:
125
Article no.:
002
Pages:
14-26
No. of pages:
13
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2016-05-17
ISBN:
978-91-7685-738-0
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


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The use of design within government institutions is a rapidly accelerating trend of global dimensions. The emergent nature of these design practices, and cultures, raises questions about what exactly is happening in the interactions between design and political institutions, and how that might be understood in broader socio-economic and political terms. This paper reports on a series of interviews with senior level civil servants working in UK central government, all of whom have had some exposure to design methods and techniques through interaction with the UK Policy Lab. The paper sets out the ways in which the epistemology and practices of design, as introduced through Policy Lab, both expose and challenge those of the political institutions and policy professionals they seek to change.

Keywords: design, design thinking, policymaking, politics

Service Design Geographies. Proceedings of the ServDes.2016 Conference

Author:
Jocelyn Bailey
Title:
A View from the Other Side: UK Policymaker Perspectives on an Emergent Design Culture
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Service Design Geographies. Proceedings of the ServDes.2016 Conference

Author:
Jocelyn Bailey
Title:
A View from the Other Side: UK Policymaker Perspectives on an Emergent Design Culture
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