Design Solutions for the Public Sector.
a 24 hour design challenge to create innovative solutions for the public sector.
Formed part of the organizing (and facilitation) team for Global Design Jam, a fast prototyping design sprint weekend developed to encourage less design thinking and more design doing / testing. We specifically brought together leaders from the social impact, government, and design space to solve challenges in the public sector, at a local level.
We assisted teams in developing solutions through fast prototyping, using human-centered design methodologies to collaborate and create civic innovation; encouraging team members not to make assumptions, and to test all ideas out, as quickly as possible. The focus was: less thinking and more doing/ testing. All teams were guided to create rough prototypes (often made of paper and cardboard) as a way to test solutions. All teams went out to the street to have real conversations with everyday citizens, as a way to test out their prototypes.
Teams created rough prototypes for new government and civic services in just 48 hours.