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UTS ECR grant Design Innovation for Society

Project Member(s): van der Bijl-Brouwer, M.

Start year: 2016

Summary: This research project includes an explorative study into the role of human-centred design in public sector innovation practices (1), attending the 2016 Design Research Society conference (2), and a visit to the Hong Kong PolyU Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation (3): 1. Study Purpose: to investigate what the role is of design principles in contemporary public sector innovation practices in the world (see below for an elaborate description of the study). When: January/ April 2016 How: visiting five international social innovation labs (Denmark, the Netherlands, UK, US, and Australia) that work with social sector organisations on addressing a complex societal problem, and investigate through a retrospective case study methodology how design contributes to their practice. Indicative costing: $11,500 2. DRS Conference Purpose: To attend the 50th Design Research Society┬┐s conference to organise a theme session on `Design Innovation for Society┬┐ and to present a paper. When: June 2016 Indicative costing: $5,500 3. Visit Hong Kong Polytechnic University Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation Purpose: to visit this UTS KTP partner to explore opportunities for research collaborations and to learn from their approach towards design-based social innovation.

Publications:

van der Bijl-Brouwer, M 2019, 'Problem framing expertise in public and social innovation', She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics and Innovation, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 29-43.
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van der Bijl-Brouwer, M 2017, 'The power of trust and motivation in a designing social system', Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD6) 2017 symposium, Relating Systems Thinking and Design 2017 symposium, Systemic Design Research Network, Oslo, Norway.

van der Bijl-Brouwer, M & Malcolm, B 2018, 'Design expertise in public and social innovation', Proceedings of DRS 2018 International Conference, DRS 2018 - Design as a catalyst for change, Design Research Society, Limerick, Ireland, pp. 448-460.

van der Bijl-Brouwer, M 2017, 'Designing for Social Infrastructures in Complex Service Systems: A Human-Centered and Social Systems Perspective on Service Design', She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics and Innovation, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 183-197.
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Tromp, N & van der Bijl-Brouwer, M 2016, 'Introduction: Design Innovation for Society', Proceedings of DRS2016: Future-Focused Thinking, DRS2016 International Conference: Future-Focused Thinking, the Design Research Society, Brighton, UK, pp. 2143-2148.
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van der Bijl-Brouwer, M 2016, 'Designing social infrastructures for complex service systems', Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD5) 2016 Symposium, Relating Systems Thinking and Design Symposium, Systemic Design Research Network, Toronto, Canada, pp. 1-1.