Weekly bits of interest – 23 May 2016

Some recent developments and articles of interest: Phrases like human-centered design, design thinking and user experience are becoming part of the public sector vocabulary.   When these phrases are misused, interchanged or over-used without a clear understanding of the methodology behind them they lose meaning. Mason Pelt explains how user experience […]

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Reflections on 7 years of public sector innovation

As some of our readers already know, I’m soon heading off to new pastures for a while. Before I go, I thought it might be useful to reflect on some of the things I’ve learnt and observed since starting to work on public sector innovation in the Australian Public Service […]

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Weekly bits of interest – 17 May 2016

Some recent developments and articles of interest: Enterprise 3D printing, augmented reality and the connected home are three of the top ‘at-risk emerging technology’ listed in the recent report, 2016 Emerging Technology Domains Risk Survey, published by the Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) Division of the Software Engineering Institute at […]

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Weekly bits of interest – 9 May 2016

Some recent developments and articles of interest: How might you prepare for a future of artificial intelligence? The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy will co-host four workshops “over the coming months on topics in AI to spur public dialogue on artificial intelligence and machine learning and identify […]

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Innovation Month 2016 – What’s in the works?

Innovation Month (Disrupt, Develop, Display) is fast approaching and we’ve had some queries from partners and others about what’s already planned. Here’s a rundown of some of the main events planned thus far: Monday 4 July – Innovation Month Launch – the official opening of Innovation Month Tuesday 5 July […]

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‘Shut Up and Innovate’ – a write-up

On Wednesday last week the Australian Public Service Commission, in partnership with the Public Sector Innovation Network, hosted ‘Shut Up and Innovate’, an event for some 300 public servants to hear about and discuss innovation. The session was facilitated by Dan Gregory (founder of The Impossible Institute, a strategic research […]

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Weekly bits of interest – 2 May 2016

Some recent developments and articles of interest: David Halpern reports on the partnership between the Behavioural Insights Team and VicHealth. “Public health is about as behavioural as it gets. The leading causes of death are dominated by behavioural and lifestyle factors: smoking, diet, alcohol consumption, accidents, but also more subtle […]

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Weekly bits of interest – 26 April 2016

Some recent developments and articles of interest: The OECD’s Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) is looking for public servants interested in co-production. “Inspired by these numerous successful examples of how co-production can bring about change in the public sector, the OPSI and Governance International are interested in establishing a […]

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Learning from our International Counterparts – OPM Innovation Lab

Public sector innovation is something that public services across the world are looking at and there seem to be a lot of common issues. But are they really the same, or do local factors, local circumstances matter more? This March I was lucky enough to spend two weeks trying to […]

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Weekly bits of interest – 18 April 2016

Some recent developments and articles of interest: Medha Basu takes a look at the Seoul Innovation Bureau. “It has set up an online platform offering payments to citizens to canvass ideas. People can discuss the ideas back and forth, and vote on them. Departments have 10 days to review the […]

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