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Join our colleagues at the Department of Education and Training as they host the release of Portable’s new report:  Redesigning Work.As part of Portable’s continuing exploration of how technology is reshaping our world, you’ll hear from their partners and lead designers as they talk through the report’s central themes – from the gig economy and automation, through to the ever-evolving office space.Based on year-long research, which included speaking to more than 150 people across the...
Want to accelerate complex problem-solving and innovative thinking within your organisation?  Join colleagues from across the APS as they:explore and develop a thorough, hands-on understanding of the design thinking innovation and experimentation approach; andunderstand how design integrates with strategy, architecture and agile to develop a complementary learn-fast and scale-fast set of toolkits and skills that can be used in any part of the organisation.The course will be...
Innovation Month continues into its seventh year in 2018, showcasing and promoting discussion around innovation across the Australian Public Service (APS). Innovation Month runs from 2-31 July under the theme 'Working Together'.What is Innovation Month?Innovation Month is an annual showcase of public sector innovation, its achievements and challenges. The objective of Innovation Month is to provide everyone in the public sector with the opportunity to...
Our colleagues at IPAA ACT are partnering with one of their sponsors - the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) – to present the Innovation Pop Up: Cyber and Data on Wednesday 22 November 2017; and would like to invite public sector innovators to attend this free event!This is an opportunity to gain some insight into CBA’s innovation initiatives and to hear about their innovation culture, challenges, and opportunities. Event DetailsInnovation Pop Up: Cyber and DataDate: Where: Time:22...
User researchers or people interested in human-centred design from all levels of government are invited to join the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science’s presentation about their UX playbook and how they are applying it to service delivery.Guest speakersHear from Alex Haddad and Emma Walker who will be sharing insights on how their teams are embedding a culture of user research and service design within their organisation’s service delivery approach.Come along to ask questions and...
Our colleagues at IPAA will be partnering with the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) to deliver an end of year event for the Australian Public Service (APS). The event, to be held at the National Gallery of Australia, will include the annual Address to the APS by Dr Martin Parkinson AC, PSM, Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Following Dr Parkinson’s address, a panel will reflect on the year that was, and discuss challenges for the year ahead. The...
The role of design in creating things of great function and aesthetics is well understood. But what about communities, societies, economies and public systems? How do you use design to reshape human systems for the better?Design promises to put the citizens at the centre. In doing so, it can help to address the decline of trust in Australia’s democratic institutions. But there are barriers; and designing for society requires an equal measure of relentless optimism and enthusiastic skepticism –...