What does it take to improve existing public services? Or create new ones which better address citizens’ needs? Which stakeholders need to be involved in order to have real impact? Which organisational set-up is required to create public value?
After recently visiting the ‘Politics for Tomorrow’ conference and being deeply inspired, we invited to an evening on ‘Designing services for the public’. While we discussed the basics in a meet-up two years ago, we took it a step further this time. What can we learn from international government labs for Germany? What are the pressing issues which need to be addressed? How can we as service designers contribute to this change?
Looking at examples from other parts of the world our very own Katrin Dribbisch and Martin Jordan pitched idea of running a ‘Public Service Lab’ in summer 2016 in Berlin. The event took place in the brand-new office of Fjord Berlin in Prenzlauer Berg.