Public Sector Design - Design & Thinking Screening
Thursday, 20 September 2012 from 4:55 pm to 7:30 pm (AEST)
Heard about design and design thinking but not sure what it is or what it has to do with the work of the public service? Interested in design but want to know more? Want to meet others interested in design in the public sector? Then why not come along to a screening of a new film about design - 'Design & Thinking' - being hosted by the Australian Centre for Excellence in Public Sector Design and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
The screening will commence at 5:15 and run until 6:35, to be followed by a chance to talk about the film with others interested in design until 7:30 over some drinks and nibbles.
About the film
"Design Thinking was applied as a term and methodology by a design firm in 2008. It was received as a tool to solve every problem, from daily life decisions to business challenges to world hunger problems. Attention and debates followed; some insisted on design education in all K-12 schools, some declared it is just marketing tool for that firm, some hoped it would turn his company into Apple. Some said it's nothing new, just a new packaging of how creative people do things.
How do we fully engage organizations to think about the changing landscape of business, culture and society? Inspired by design thinking, this documentary grabs businessman, designers, social change-makers and unlikely individuals to portray what they have in common when facing this ambiguous 21st century. What is design thinking? How is it applied in business models? How are people changing the world with their own creative minds? It is a call to the conventional minds to change and collaborate."
When & Where
The Australian Centre for Excellence in Public Sector Design
The centre is a cross-agency initiative designed to help the Australian Public Service (APS) better respond to the challenges of the 21st century and inspire creativity and innovation through collaboration across government departments using design and innovation.