Intro to Design for Government, Policy Making and Commissioning: Sydney

Time: 9.00am Duration: 3.5 hours

Audience: Public Venue: NCOSS, Level 3, 52-58 William St, Woolloomooloo
Bookings: Required  Booking/contact details: Online here Cost: $20


The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) is excited to present an interactive half-day seminar on design for government, policy making and commissioning part of the Public Sector Innovation Month.

This seminar explores the multiple ways that design process can support government. Drawing on international case studies and TACSI’s local work this session will explore:

  • How design research and prototyping is being used to reduce the risk of policy making and increase the chances of success
  • How to design commissioning processes to create the conditions for innovation by suppliers
  • How systems thinking and systemic design approaches are being used to tackle cross-government and cross-community social issues such as crime, employment and end of life

Participants will leave with:

  • An understanding of key concepts and frameworks
  • Case studies as new shared reference points
  • Hands-on experience of design tools and methods 
  • Identification of how to incorporate approaches into your environment
  • Tools for determining the best-fit approach for a given project
  • Materials and tool templates from the day

About your facilitator

Chris Vanstone is TACSI’s Chief Innovation Officer and has over 17 years’ experience of applying design to social innovation in the UK and Australia. Chris teaches across TACSI’s courses as well as providing executive coaching with particular experience in service design and innovation in government. He enjoys the challenge in designing projects to respond to tough and unusual problems. Chris regularly writes about making innovation work in the public sector, here’s a recent article in The Mandarin.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 -
9:00am to 12:30pm