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Policy by Design Group / Better life in cities

Policy by Design Group
Policy by Design Group

Public policy making process often neglects capturing latent needs of people. Latent needs of citizens are not easily manifested in the traditional and bureaucratic models of opinion gathering. Korean government recently investigated an alternative approach, ‘Citizens Policy Design Group’ to reorient the process to be more people-centered. Government officials, citizens, policy experts and service designers collaborate through the group to craft innovative people-centered policies. The group’s work transitions top-down process of policy-making into bottom-up journey of every day citizens.

Altogether, the jury can see this process having a very positive, but not an outstanding, effect when involving the public in political decision-making.
Jury Statement
Does it solve arelevant problem?Score: 80 %Does it balanceeffort and use value?Score: 60 %Does it create apositive experience?Score: 70 %Does it strengthengroup relations?Score: 100 %Does it reflect orpromote highmoral-ethicalstandards?Score: 70 %
Client / Manufacturer

Ministry of the Interior

Ministry of the Interior
Seoul, South Korea

Design

Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy

Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy
Sejong, South Korea

Design

Korea Institute of Design Promotion

Korea Institute of Design Promotion
Bundang-gu, Sungnam-si, Gyunggi-do, South Korea