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What is Civic Design?

Civic design is a creative approach to solving public sector problems that seeks to deeply understand a challenge and the people most closely experiencing it, and then co-design, test, and deliver solutions.

Civic design may be a helpful approach to solving challenges in which:

  • The challenge is not fully defined or understood; the solution is not already clear.
  • Humans—and their motivations, behaviors and needs—are the driving force of the project.
  • The focus goes beyond improving efficiency and efficacy to providing a better experience.
  • The challenge is complex, and the solution is not straightforward.
  • The impact would be of real value to the community you serve. Don’t worry about it being too mundane or ordinary!