Thinking Room was created in April 2011 to develop nextgeneration public services following from Designs of theTime programme in Cornwall (www.dottcornwall.com)
It is based at Cornwall Council but operates across theprivate, public and third sector to develop radical newthinking and approaches to Cornwall’s future.
We use creative techniques and tools to workcollaboratively with citizens, professionals, designers andpolicy makers to develop new ideas.
Because in our vision, people lead change and use theirlocal knowledge, networks, ingenuity and compassion todeeply understand how to create meaningful change.
Finally we spend as much effort changing the system sothat radical becomes the normal way of working so ratherthan finding a quick fix we build a permanent fixture.
1. Inspire Change by sharing good ideas and practices A workshop for project managers with ‘props’ tackling a range of challenges, identifying and understanding how to remove inefficiencies and improve innovation.Thinking Room: Nov 2011
Capacity building Thinking Room is not a lab or a space, it is an approach that we have been sharing throughout the council. It hasThinking Room practical methods and tools. @thinking_room
Our approach is simple and our work often turnsconvention on its head by creating space and time todiscover real needs.
What can design do?— Unearth where the real problem lies— Understand motives and latent needs in order to create the right incentives for behaviour change— Prototype, test, iterate and de-risk policy ideas— Create space to ‘think differently’ 80% of impact is determined in the design phase— Reduce cost of services by designing-in solutions
Thanks to…Nesta / LGA Creative Councils programmeDott Cornwall partners: Design Council, Cornwall Council, TechnologyStrategy Board, University College FalmouthImages from FlickrSocial and Service Design teams:Sea CommunicationsThink PublicSomething from UsLeap Design for ChangeCognitive MediaTwoBoexCornwall Design* Views in this presentation my own based on experience in Dott Cornwall and CornwallCouncil developing Thinking Room & Shaped by Us @shapecornwall @thinking_room
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