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Design Jam Toolkit

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This resource is focused on collaboration around designs for solving product problems, specifically on the topics of trust, transparency and control concerning the use of personal data. The methodology used was inspired by those from the Stanford d.school and IDEO. The toolkit is split into four sections – Plan, Discover, Ideate and Prototype. The resource contains over 20 guided activities and supporting materials (including downloadable worksheets) covering materials for planning and running…
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Lean Brand Creation Canvasses

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Lean Brand Creation is a structured method for lean creation of a new brand, and a strategic guideline for an existing brand in any brand, marketing & experience design work. It contains a set of 22 canvasses. It is intended for a marketing context but some techniques could be adapted for public services or for stakeholder engagement. It is an offspring of Futurice’s Lean Service Creation, and can be used with the LSC toolkit or on its own.
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Lean Service Creation Handbook

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A curated set of 18 canvases that walk you through the steps needed for creating services & products using the combined principles and methodologies of agile development, lean startup, and design thinking. The publisher's intent is for you to reach business objectives in an iterative and human-centric way. In adapting to a public sector context, "customers" may need to be re-framed as stakeholders or service users. GitHub source content available. Includes how-to videos.
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Evaluating Innovation Toolkit

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This resource is a series of tools to help clarify, plan, collect, and use data, information and evidence to evaluate an innovation as well as spread the learnings and results. It is intended to be used throughout a project to incorporate evaluative and intentional processes and feedback loops.
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BigPolicyCanvas Knowledge Base

This is a knowledge base containing existing societal and public sector needs, emerging trends, methods, tools, technologies and applications. They are filterable by asset type, need, and type of trend.
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The Intelligence Augmentation Design Toolkit

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There is a free and paid version of this toolkit and an associated workshop offered by the publishers. The free version of the kit provides tools to structure your thinking when designing a service that includes machine learning elements. The core idea is that you first describe a user journey in a physical or digital space, and then use the materials from the kit to brainstorm service concepts in that space. The core materials include: - A booklet summarising key concepts for designing IA…
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Public Problem Solving Canvas

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The GovLab's Public Problem Solving Canvas is an online interactive canvas based on twenty questions to create and develop your public interest project. These twenty questions are designed to help you refine your understanding of the problem and those whom it affects; express your Big Idea; and turn that idea into an actionable strategy in the real world to the end of improving people's lives.
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Data Collaboratives Canvas

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The term data collaborative refers to a new form of collaboration, beyond the public-private partnership model, in which participants from different sectors — including private companies, research institutions, and government agencies — can exchange data to help solve public problems. This resource outlines 8 Phases for designing and implementing a data collaborative (partnership) at an institutional level. The online resource includes examples, enablers, tools, and resources for…
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Digital Policy Model Canvas

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This canvas guides policy makers to derive specific policies and regulatory mechanisms in an agile and iterative manner – integrating both design thinking and evidence based policy making. An associated White Paper provides background on the approach.
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Systems Practice Workbook

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This resource walks you through a systems practice, and describes process phases (Launch, Gain Clarity, Find Leverage, Act Strategically, and Learn and Adapt) and methods for guiding the practice. This resource has been developed in collaboration with teams across The Omidyar Group. This workbook aims to fill the gap between the promise of a systems approach for making social change and putting it into practice. It was created alongside curriculum as part of a paid course. For each method,…
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