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PROMPT – Design for Policy Toolkit

The Design for Policy toolkit PROMPT is targeted toward policymakers who wish to identify where design can add value to the policy cycle process by enhancing user and citizen participation. The majority of the design tools included in the resource are common qualitative research and design methods and follow a gradual shift in emphasis from data-centred policy to people-powered policy, according to the publishers.
PROMPT has been collaboratively developed by PDR - International Design and Research Centre in co-design workshops involving civil servants from the UK, Europe and around the world. The resource includes a series of curated tools as well as objectives and instructions for their use.

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  1. This toolkit is very easy to access and even if the matter in itself “Design in policy” is often complex and sometimes comprehensive, this toolkit guides you through the entire process in a simple and pedagogical way. This toolkit is especially considered as “solid work” as the toolkit has been developed and tested with quite an extensive group of stakeholders and users in both an academic and policy setting in the UK and abroad. In addition, the development of the PROMPT has been led by PDR, and Dr. Anna Whicher, Head of Design Policy at PDR – Cardiff Met. Dr. Anna Whicher has been working in the field for many years and facilitated countless numbers of workshops with design experts and policy makers across Europe. The toolkit is divided into two sections. Section 1 deals with reviewing policy labs themselves and thinking about their proposition, offer, processes and people skills. Section 2 deals with the design for policy process and tools. There’s a huge untapped potential for creating increase value for citizens and for utilizing public resources in a more sustainable and effective way by applying design methods and approaches in policy development. This toolkit is well suited for such a task.

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