Caroline Paulick-Thiel
Politics for Tomorrow, Berlin

New interfaces between state and citizens and the combination of social and technological innovation will play a decisive role in shaping the development of our societies. Though the term public design is not new, public decision makers have only recently begun to connect the methods of design thinking and the principles of human-centered design to their own doing. This talk highlights some implications of this shift, reviews examples of how human interaction and experience inform developments in different phases of the policy cycle, and poses questions concerning procedures, principles, technologies, and people needed in the field of public design. Caroline Paulick-Thiel is a strategic designer, trained in design (BA) and public policy (MPP) with wide-ranging experience in facilitating participatory processes to address public challenges. She is the director of Politics for Tomorrow, a non-partisan initiative fostering human-centered design approaches in public innovation, working with German political-administrative institutions from local to the highest federal level.

The talk will be held in English language.