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The Service Design Playbook

This resource describes a comprehensive method for the BC Public Service (BCPS) to design services for British Columbians, although it is also applicable to other governments.
The Playbook is intended to help ensure public service designers have the necessary tools and corporate support to make change.
It includes an overview of service design, a discussion of when and how to use it, as well as detailed guidance and tools for the various methods used in service design. The methods are organised according to the publisher's model: Alignment, Discovery, Opportunity, Prototype & Test, Roadmap, and Implement.
The resource also compares service design with other public service approaches, like behavioural insights, lean, etc.
The appendix includes research planning templates, template partnership agreements for service design projects, and sample matrices for evaluating opportunities.

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The Social Design Methods Menu

The toolkit provides an approach and methods those looking for a new way to tackle social and policy issues by making services more valuable to customers and users, easier to use, with fewer resources wasted on implementing the right ideas in the wrong way (or on the wrong ideas entirely).
This approach involves spending time understanding people’s experiences and resources on their own terms, taking methodical steps to analyse and address these with their active participation, and pushing for more effective cross-team and cross-organisational working.
The included Social Design Methods Menu focuses on the difficult early phases when uncertainty is high. It provides background, modes, methods and "recipes" for different situations and contexts, but the publisher suggests that these be further adapted and configured based on your needs.
A basic understanding of service design is helpful for exploring this toolkit.

Atlassian Team Playbook

This online interactive playbook is intended for teams to work better together in order to get things done. It is organised into Health Monitor (checks and activities for building team health), individual plays (filterable standalone activities), and game plans (series of plays for common use cases). The playbook organises the materials by project, service, and leadership team type, provides detailed instructions on how to run the plays and offers downloads of materials. Since many plays are adapted versions of other tools, licensing varies. However, many are licensed for reuse and further adaptation.

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Designing for Behaviour Change Toolkit

This toolkit outlines Bridgeable’s approach to harnessing behavioural economics (BE) to design better products and services that nudge user behaviour. It combines a service design approach with a BE approach, with the caveat that BE helps identify and tweak pivotal moments of decision making but not overall user experience or strategies.
The toolkit includes an overview of BE as well as an ideation and testing framework incorporating BE principles to move from a current state to an idea future state. A basic knowledge of service design is helpful for approaching this toolkit.

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Editable source files available

Web Experience Toolkit (WET)

A front-end framework for building websites that are accessible, usable, interoperable, mobile friendly and multilingual for the Government of Canada and beyond, the resource includes a collection of of flexible and themeable templates and reusable components and related guidance. Content is also available in French.

Publisher

Canada Government

Discipline or Practice

Digital transformation

Service Design

Features

Techniques

Tactics

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Practical Service Blueprinting– The Guide

Guide to service blueprinting. The reader analyses their own interaction with service users. Through the tools of personas, scenarios, and the decomposition of a scenario into a blueprint of its elements, the reader can understand and improve their services from a Human-Centred design person

Discipline or Practice

Service Design

This is Service Design Doing – Method Library

This resource is a method library containing 54 method descriptions for using the key methods in service design. These methods include instructions, guidelines, and-tips-and tricks for activities within research, ideation, prototyping, and facilitation. This collection only contains building blocks. It doesn’t detail how to assemble them into a cohesive design process or how to plan or manage it. The associated (paid) book and curriculum offers this context.

New Zealand Digital Service Design Standard

The purpose of the standard is to provide guidance for those in the New Zealand government or anyone who designs or provides government services regarding the provision of accessible, integrated, inclusive public services. It includes principles, rationale, information on how to meet the standard, related implementation guidance and resources, and a glossary.

Discipline or Practice

Service Design

Digital transformation

Features

Glossary

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Demand for Health Services: A Human-Centred Field Guide for Investigating and Responding to Challenges

This field guide introduces human-centred design as an approach to addressing challenges related to community demand for services (specifically immunization services, but it could be applied to others). This Field Guide exists to help investigate, understand and respond to challenges of demand. It draws on insights from behavioural science and employs human-centred methods to improve immunization outcomes. Includes a 170 page field manual, process map, and workbook with tools. Its process overview poster provides guidance on who to involve and expected time investment for each method in the process.

Metodología AEI de la Innovación

La metodología AEI de la innovación, desarrollada por el Laboratorio de Innovación para la Gestión Pública Distrital (LABcapital) de la Veeduría Distrital de Bogotá , es una metodología que tiene como base la metodología de “Pensamiento de Diseño” así como un enfoque de “Diseño de Servicios” para concretar las propuestas, y usa la “Economía Comportamental” para la implementación de las ideas propuestas. Tanto el pensamiento de diseño como el diseño de servicios se utilizan dentro del sector público como metodologías que le permiten a ciudadanos y servidores públicos hacer frente a problemas sociales complejos.

Esta metodología esta diseñada tanto para servidores públicos como para ciudadanos que quieran co-diseñar soluciones innovadoras a retos públicos. Se busca especialmente, que esta metodología pueda aportar a la generación valor compartido, es decir, el mejoramiento de la calidad de vida de los ciudadanos, pero al mismo tiempo busca mejorar la productividad, calidad del servicio, la democracia y los resultados de las entidades públicas.

La Metodología AEI de la innovación se desarrolla por medio los siguientes pasos: 1) Empatía, 2) Intuición y 3) Acción. Mediante la implementación de estos pasos se busca identificar el contexto, motivaciones, comportamientos, necesidades, aspiraciones y valores de la ciudadanía así como las necesidades y metas de las entidades distritales que con su gestión buscan proponer ideas innovadoras para mejorar la vida de los ciudadanos. Todo esto conduce a que la innovación publica se convierta en una apuesta tendiente a promover el control social así como a fortalecer el control preventivo, la transparencia y la lucha contra la corrupción para el mejoramiento de la gestión pública distrital. Esta metodología se ha aplicado a más de 10 retos de ciudad, que LABcapital ha venido trabajando con varias entidades públicas de Bogotá.

Cualquier persona que tenga el interés de aportar ideas que puedan generar un impacto positivo en la población en general y en las entidades públicas puede aplicar la Metodología AEI de la Innovación. Por lo tanto ustedes, los lectores y en lo posible implementadores de la Metodología AEI de la Innovación, serán llamados coLABoradores.

Digital Outreach Playbook

This playbook shares lessons the publisher has learned while working with vulnerable populations as they access digital services, with the aim of improving access and awareness to those services.
This playbook is for nonprofits, community-based organizations, and governments who serve people who are eligible for government safety-net and criminal justice services, people with low incomes, and people in contact with the justice system.
It includes guidance in the form of principles and best practices for digital outreach to vulnerable populations.

Publisher

Code for America

Discipline or Practice

Service Design

Digital transformation

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Australia Digital Service Standard

The purpose of the standard is to provide guidance for those in the Australian government or anyone who designs or provides government digital services regarding the provision of simple, clear and fast services. It includes 13 criteria, rationale, information about meeting the standard, design principles, service design and delivery process, related training and guides, and a glossary.
The resource also includes downloadable posters.

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Allows reuse

A Rough Guide to the Shift Surrey Approach

The Shift Surrey guide provides an overview of Surrey's design approach to date, including a summary of projects and suggestions for building an internal community of practice inside government. At the end of the guide, there are several typical design tools, tips and tricks learned through Surrey's experience and suggestions for related design resources.

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Editable source files available

Argentina Estándares de Servicios Digitales

Principles and guidance for developing digital services in Argentina and beyond. The resource is available in a Github repository and includes 9 principles, indicators, and standards for API's, website, mobile applications, and others.

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