Design Management Academy 2017 Hong Kong

Track 3.a Creative Intersection of Policies and Design Management

*Sabine Junginger, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland
Nina Terrey, Think Place, Australia
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The relationship that exists between design, policies and governance is quite complex and presents academic researchers continuously with new opportunities to engage and explore aspects relevant to design management. Over the past years, we have witnessed how the earlier focus on developing policies for design has shifted to an interest in understanding the ways in which design contributes to policy-making and policy implementation. Research into policies for design has produced insights into how policy-making decisions can advance professional impact and opportunities for designers and the creative industries. This research looked into how design researchers and design practitioners themselves can benefit from specific policies that support design activities and create the space for emerging design processes.

This track, however, is dedicated to issues of government policy-making and implementation as areas of design research and design practice. It is therefore limited to papers that either identify and articulate creative intersections in this area or provide critical academic reflections on creative intersections when we approach policies as a matter of design. Papers also may explore and inquire into how policy-makers and public managers currently apply design.

This track attempts to break the usual conference format to enable a sustained conversation among researchers who want to advance this emerging area of design research and practice. For this reason, participants in this track will be asked to present their paper in a Pecca Kucha (i.e. no more than 20 slides and no more than 20 seconds per slide, see that highlights their papers key points. The remainder of the session time is then used to develop the ideas further.


Indicative References

Bason, C. (2014). Design for Policy. Farnham, Surrey, England; Burlington, VT: Gower.

Buchanan, R. (1995). Rhetoric, humanism and design, In R. Margolin and R. Buchanan (Eds.), Discovering Design: Exploration in Design Studies, Chapter: Rhetoric, Humanism, and Design, Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press: 23–66.

Junginger, S. (2015). Organizational legacies and service design, Design Journal, 18(2), 209–226. doi: 10.2752/175630615X14212498964277.

Terrey, N. (2012). Managing by design: A case study of the Australian taxation office. Doctoral Dissertation University of Canberra, Australia.

Junginger, S. (2017). Transforming public services by design: Re-orienting policies, organizations,
and services, around people
. Oxford, UK: Routledge.

Simon, H. (1969 [1996]). The sciences of the artificial (3rd Ed.). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press