Lecturers: David Hands, Martyn Evans, John Chrisholm
The primary aim of Design for Europe (DFE) is to help people and organisations effectively use design to accelerate innovation across Europe, boosting economic growth and job creation. An interactive web platform and carefully planned series of events will share the knowledge and skills necessary to innovate in business, the public sector and policymaking process.
The DFE team from Lancaster University will provide an overview of the key aims and objectives of DFE within the context of ‘design for public good’; offering an introduction to the platform, its structure and content – highlighting relevant case studies, resources and events; and include a brief walk-through to the audience. This session will also demonstrate how the sustainability of DFE will be achieved through the creation of a mutually supportive DFE community.
‘Design for public good’ is widely becoming an increasingly significant theme within design-led innovation that seeks to develop the role and value of design thinking in addressing the challenges of delivering enhanced public services. This session will review current thinking, tools and techniques; highlighting best practice and demonstrating the value of design for governments and policy makers across the EU – drawing upon examples from the UK, Estonia and Poland, amongst others. A key element of the presentation will feature an interactive session seeking to develop a regional perspective by inviting the audience as to how they see design’s role in Designing for Public Good. The presentation is aimed at design practitioners, public sector organisations and policy makers at both local and regional levels. This session is also relevant to private sector enterprises seeking to engage with the public sector through design-led approaches and practices.
DFE is co-funded by the European Union.
John Chisholm – Senior Research Associate – Design Management. Interests: Innovation, Design Management, European Policy, Business Support.
David Hands – Course Leader: MA Design Management. Interests: Design Policy Development; Design Briefing; Design Leadership; Designing against Crime; New Product Development.
Martyn Evans – Head of Department: Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts. Interests: Design, Design Management, Design Futures, Design Strategy, Design and Branding, Design Policy, Design Thinking, New Product Development.