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SIG Design for Policy and Governance

The Design for Policy and Governance Special Interest Group (PoGoSIG) aims to bring together researchers, designers, and academics to critically examine, promote, and explore the effect of design on innovation in policy and governance through an international context.

 

About

Recent global events such as the mass pandemic, food sustainability issues, environmental concerns, and tumultuous political landscapes have led to calls for greater innovation in the interface between governments and their public. Design for Policy and Governance, a potential solution, is the process of systematically developing effective human-centered policies based on a combination of collaborative approaches, evidence-based criteria, and novel concepts while leveraging design-driven research methods.

Our organizational objectives:

  1. AGENDA SET - Seek to examine, develop, and advance the field of design-led policy and governance through research, practice, and pedagogy.
  2. PROVIDE RESEARCH – Identify and develop original research in the field of design-led policy and governance via publications, conference activity, and discussion.
  3. BUILD COMMUNITY – Develop a network of scholars and professionals devoted to participation in and discussion of the field of design-led policy and governance.
  4. COLLABORATE – Work with individuals, educational institutions, governments, and the private sector to develop collaborative activities and events that further the study of design-led policy and governance. 
  5. SUPPORT - Provide effective support to help strengthen the overall values and mission of DRS.

 

Membership

By joining PoGoSIG you will automatically be added to our bi-monthly newsletter in order to stay informed of the latest events and research being conducted on design for policy and governance. Additionally, all members have the option of joining one of three subcommittees to include Communication, Events, and Research. To join PoGoSIG or find out more about how to co-host an event with us, please contact Scott Schmidt at s.alexander.schmidt@gmail.com.

 

The Organising Committee during their monthly meeting.

 

 

Organising Committee 

Michelle Douglas - Ireland (Events)

Leigh-Anne Hepburn - Scotland (Communication)

Marzia Mortati - Italy

Louise Mullagh - England (Research)

Scott Schmidt - United States (Convener)

Emmanuel Tsekleves - England (Events)

 

Advisory Board

Christian Bason - Denmark

Emma Blomkamp - New Zealand

Rachel Cooper - England

Michael Howlett - Canada

Sabine Junginger - Germany

Lorraine Justice - United States

Stefano Maffei - Italy

Nicolás Rebolledo - Chile

Marco Steinberg – Finland

 

PoGoSIG Discussion 

Design for Policy and Governance Forum