MindLab, a cross-ministerial innovation unit in Denmark, hosted the seminar titled â€˜How Public Design?â€™ for the second time on 2 and 3 September.
This event gathered a distinguished group of decision-makers, researchers, experts and consultants of social change. As the previous event, the theme itself was subject to continuous reflection: what was â€˜how public designâ€™ actually referring to? Most of the participants could agree that we were talking about a particular kind of â€˜human-centered designâ€™ approach. But was it a specific kind of thinking, process or method? Was it about exploring and characterizing a specific mentality or even personality as a â€˜public designerâ€™? Or was â€˜public designâ€™ perhaps a way of reframing â€˜public sector changeâ€™ or â€˜public policyâ€™?
A reflection by Jesper Christiansen.