The following interview was done by Diseño Público with Marco Steinberg, Founder and CEO of Snowcone & Haystack, a strategic design consultancy that helps governments meet today’s innovation challenges. Previously he worked as a Strategic Design Director at Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund where he led Sitra’s Strategic Design Capability. Prior to Sitra he was an Associate Professor at the Harvard Design School.
The following interview was done by Diseño Público with Jesper Christiansen, a public innovation thinker and practitioner who works as a Senior Programme Manager in the Innovation Skills team in Nesta, helping people and organisations improve how they innovate for the public and social good.
Previously he worked at Danish cross-government innovation unit Mindlab, which aims to create new solutions for society working collaboratively with citizens, communities and businesses. Jesper founded and directed MindLab’s research programme, focusing on capturing, analysing and communicating insights and lessons from the lab’s work. He also managed MindLab’s international collaborations, and worked with and advised several governments, public agencies and international institutions.
Jesper has a PhD in Anthropology. His thesis explores public innovation as a way of coping with current societal issues, and its potential to increase the effectiveness and legitimacy of state interventions.
The following article was specially written for Diseño Público by Christian Bason,Director de MindLab, the policy innovation lab of the Danish Government. Christian was invited to Chile by the Ministry of Economy, Corfo and by the Public Systems Centre of Universidad de Chile. Here you can read the Spanish translation.
This text was specially written for Diseño Público by the english politician and intellectual Matthew Taylor. He argues that’ Beyond policy’ is an exciting and progressive new paradigm for purposive social change that is emerging. It aim is to face the complexity of public problems from a pragmatic, collaborative and innovative perspective. Here you can read our spanish translation.