Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Leading public sector innovationCo-creating for a better society$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Christian Bason

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781847426345

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847426345.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM POLICY PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.policypress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Policy Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in PPSO for personal use.date: 16 May 2022

Design thinking in government

Design thinking in government

Chapter:
(p.134) (p.135) 7 Design thinking in government
Source:
Leading public sector innovation
Author(s):

christian bason

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847426345.003.0007

The application of design thinking — the intellectual and practical foundation of the co-creation process — is expanding rapidly in the public sector. Design thinking can be viewed as an ‘attitude’ or a way of reasoning. At the heart of this is the balancing, or bridging, of two cognitive styles: the analytical-logical mindset that characterises most large organisations and professional bureaucracies, and the more interpretative, intuitive mindset that characterises the arts and creative professions. To design new solutions that reach the desired results, one needs to deliberately orchestrate a process that captures the contributions of both mindsets of design thinking, and shifts from the present to the future. This implies an iterative process encompassing the following dimensions: knowing, analysing, synthesising and creating. The chapter highlights four credos of design thinking that help capture the essence of how the approach can help drive public sector innovation.

Keywords:   design thinking, co-creation process, public sector, credos, innovation

Policy Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.