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3月 25. 2024

Building Design Capability in Government – Professor Anna Whicher

There are more than 300 Government Labs around the world using a range of innovation methods to jointly create public services and policies with citizens. Increasingly design is part of this innovation toolkit. Anna has worked with governments around the world to generate an evidence base for integrating design into policy processes and to build capability for design within such Labs. There are around 10 Labs in UK government and more than 5,000 designers working in Whitehall. This professionalisation of design in government has exciting implications for design education in the UK and the pipeline of designers going into the public sector.

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to attend Professor Anna Whicher's Inaugural and Professorial Lecture.

Lessons from Labs: Building Design Capability in Government

Start Date and Time: Thursday 25 April, 17:00

Location: The Gallery Café, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Llandaff Campus, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB.

Anna is Associate Director of Research and Professor of Design and Policy at PDR. Anna is passionate about what design can deliver for businesses, governments, and communities. Anna has supported governments around the world to integrate design into their ways of working, develop design action plans, launch innovation labs, embed design into business support programmes and infuse circular design principles into strategies. Examples of her work include supporting the development of the first National Design Policy for the Philippines, delivering transformation through design within the European Central Bank and renewing government lab operating models in the UK and Latvia.

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We hope to see you there.