Designing With and Within Public Organizations: Building Bridges Between Public Sector Innovators and Designers

Designing With and Within Public Organizations: Building Bridges Between Public Sector Innovators and Designers : Building Bridges between Public Sector Innovators and Designers

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Many contemporary societal issues have grown to be too complex to solve with traditional approaches.
It is no wonder that design practices increasingly appeal to public organisations as a new and promising approach.
But, before we can make the collaboration between designers and public organisations a success, we have to acknowledge that there are vast differences between their approaches. Because if we don't, we will experience major upsets and often a disappointing impact.
In this book, the author introduces the art of context building - creating and maintaining the right context within public organisations for an honest, thorough and yet manageable design process.
In the first part of the book, the author introduces in clear chapters change management, stakeholder management, coalition building and power from a design perspective. In the second part of the book, the author explains how to apply the new insights in order to establish and maintain the right context for designing within public organisations.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 180 x 250 x 20.32mm | 635.03g
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • colour illustrations throughout
  • 9063694970
  • 9789063694975
  • 499,591

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'(The book) is therefore also suitable for every director, manager, strategist and controller. You could almost imagine that, without a good and open framework of design thinking within a public organization - in terms of strategy, policy, execution and actual delivery of products and services - the risks automatically arise. A readable book and perhaps indispensable. It offers tools to (finally) connect the systematic world of the government with the world of its citizens and businesses.'
- PRIMO Nederland 'The book is, without a doubt, one of the best books I have ever read on the topic. The author does a good job explaining the design process in a way that non-designers will understand. I really like the way the author breaks up the text with the case studies and debates from his experience as well as examples from other efforts. That makes the book more readable and it makes the explanations of the design process more tangible.'
- Prof. Thomas Fisher, Professor, Director of the Minnesota Design Center, and Dayton Hudson Chair in Urban Design
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About Andre Schaminee

Andre Schaminee is a pioneer in the field of design. Working from Twynstra Gudde, one of the Netherlands' leading consultancy firms, he has built a business in successfully bringing design strategies to public organisations. Schaminee was trained as an urban designer, founded two record companies and he is a guest lecturer at various art and design schools and universities. He also works as a trainer in the field of management.
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