Designers are being sought to improve public services. "The Department for Innovation, Universities & Skills has put forward an initial £200 000 to support the Design Council's Public Services by Design scheme, with the goal of bringing a range of design skills to bear on the emergency services, prisons, healthcare, education and the workplace.
"I was very impressed about being in a room with policy-thinkers and designers all sharing a language and ambition. There was a lot of consensus from such a mixed group. The challenge is in shaping the culture of an organisation, not in redesigning the service, which is the easy bit." Joe Heapy, Director, Engine Service Design
All my favourite people are involved; Engine, What If, Ideo, Think Public and Live/Work.
What an exciting opportunity!!