Thinking Creatively, Acting Routinely? Innovation, Design and Experimentation in the Policy Process

Free Public Lecture

Thinking Creatively, Acting Routinely? Innovation, Design and Experimentation in the Policy Process

Theatre G08
Law
185 Pelham Street

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Governments around the world are turning to new approaches to designing public policy. A few main trends can be observed: The first is an emphasis on innovation in the public sector, which has seen the rise of innovation units and labs. The second is the growth of design approaches to policy, which rely on empathy and creativity rather than rationality and procedures. The third is a renewed focus on behavioural and experimental approaches to policy, including design experiments and ‘nudges’.

This lecture will address the question: Is innovation, design thinking and experimentation fundamentally changing public policy-making?

Presenter

  • Professor Jenny Lewis
    Professor Jenny Lewis, The University of Melbourne