Reading List for Prototyping for Policy

Want to get started on the topics of policy design and prototyping? Dig into some of these articles and research.

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Aguirre Núñez, Guillermo. 2018. “Citizen Participation in a Neoliberal Context: ‘empty Ritual or Real Power’ 1 ? Analyzing the Project to Redesign La Rambla Avenue in Barcelona.” https://projekter.aau.dk/projekter/files/280912414/Guillermo_Aguirre_Master_s_thesis.pdf.

Armstrong, Leah, Jocelyn Bailey, Guy Julier, and Lucy Kimbell. 2018. “HEI Research and the AHRC Social Design Futures.” Accessed September 9. http://mappingsocialdesign.org.

Bason, C., J. Christiansen, and MindLab. 2013. “How Public Design?” http://mind-lab.dk/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/PIXI_site_How_public_design_FINAL.pdf%0A.

Blühdorn, Ingolfur, and Ian Welsh. 2007. “Eco-Politics beyond the Paradigm of Sustainability: A Conceptual Framework and Research Agenda.” Environmental Politics 16 (2): 185–205. doi:10.1080/09644010701211650.

Bødker, Susanne, and Morten Kyng. 2018. “Participatory Design That Matters-Facing the Big Issues.” ACM Trans. Comput.-Hum. Interact 25 (4): 31. doi:10.1145/3152421.

Borins, S. 2014. “The Persistence of Innovation in Government: A Guide for Innovative Public Servants.” Innovation Series, 43.

Bryant, Fred B, Marvin Acklin, Anita Delongis, Larry Gnider, Dave Klingel, Dar-Nn Lehman, Dan Me Adams, et al. 1989. “A Four-Factor Model of Perceived Control: Avoiding, Coping, Obtaining, and Savoring.” Journal Af Personality. Vol. 57. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/36e4/fcdaadc9e0955240602402fb429d51b0a299.pdf.

Caballero, M C. 2004. “Academic Turns City into a Social Experiment.” Harvard University Gazette. https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2004/03/academic-turns-city-into-a-social-experiment/.

CoLab. 2018. “Follow the Rabbit: A Field Guide to Systemic Design.” Accessed August 3. https://www.ryerson.ca/content/dam/cpipe/documents/How/Follow the Rabbit_ A Field Guide to System Design.pdf.

Community, Contextually Appropriate. 2018. “Public Engagement :” Accessed October 13. https://engage.livingcities.org/case-studies/albuquerque.

Cooper. 2018. “UX and The Ethnographer’s Toolkit.” Accessed September 10. https://www.cooper.com/journal/2017/9/ux-and-the-ethnographers-toolkit.

Cowley, Robert, and Federico Caprotti. 2018. “Smart City as Anti-Planning in the UK.” Accessed September 11. doi:10.1177/0263775818787506.

CTDC. 2018. “The CTDC Toolkit | Ingredients of a Civic Tech and Data Collaborative.” Accessed June 29. https://medium.com/civic-tech-data-collaborative/the-ctdc-toolkit-ingredients-of-a-civic-tech-and-data-collaborative-beb2d59858c6.

Darrell M. West. 2010. “Public Sector Innovation.” Innovation, 9–10.

Design Indaba. 2018. “The Rapid Prototyping of Policy.” Accessed September 10. http://www.designindaba.com/articles/point-view/rapid-prototyping-policy.

Detroit Digital Justice Coalition. 2018. “Discotech.” Accessed July 1. https://www.alliedmedia.org/files/ddjc_zine_4.pdf.

Dryzek, John S. 1983. “Don’t Toss Coins in Garbage Cans: A Prologue to Policy Design.” Journal of Public Policy 3 (04): 345. doi:10.1017/S0143814X00007510.

Engagement Lab. 2018. “Stand Up and Get Care: A Healthcare Campaign in New Orleans.” Accessed October 13. https://medium.com/engagement-lab-emerson-college/stand-up-and-get-care-a-healthcare-campaign-in-new-orleans-a4ee8ea95672.

Engagement Lab. 2018. “Building Better Lives: Entrepreneurship + Innovation = Economic Opportunity in Albuquerque.” Accessed October 13. https://medium.com/engagement-lab-emerson-college/building-better-lives-entrepreneurship-innovation-economic-opportunity-in-albuquerque-s-14fe687ec37.

Eskelinen, Jarmo, Ana García Robles, Ilari Lindy, Jesse Marsh, and Arturo Muente-Kunigami. 2015. “Citizen-Driven Innovation A Guidebook for City Mayors and Public Administrators Written in a Collaboration between the World Bank and the European Network of Living Labs.” www.worldbank.org.

Gonzales, Amy. 2017. “Technology Maintenance: A New Frame for Studying Poverty and Marginalization.” doi:10.1145/3025453.3025475.

Guillot, Javier. 2018. “Bringing the Value of Design into the Public Sector: Still-Open Questions?” Accessed September 8. https://medium.com/@javierguillot/bringing-the-value-of-design-into-the-public-sector-still-open-questions-24aab501b4fe.

Hagan, Margaret, and Miso Kim. 2018. “Design for Dignity and Procedural Justice.” Accessed September 9. https://ssrn.com/abstract=2994354.

Hargreaves, Tom. 2011. “Practice-Ing Behaviour Change: Applying Social Practice Theory to pro-Environmental Behaviour Change.” Edited by Bente Halkier, Tally Katz-Gerro, and Lydia Martens. Journal of Consumer Culture 11 (1): 79–99. doi:10.1177/1469540510390500.

Hargreaves, Tom. 2012. “Questioning the Virtues of Pro-Environmental Behaviour Research: Towards a Phronetic Approach.” Geoforum 43 (2): 315–24. doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2011.09.006.

Hendey Jake Cowan Thomas Kingsley Kathryn LS Pettit, Leah G, Sheila Martin, Rebecca Hefner Charlotte, Erica Raleigh Detroit, Katie Pritchard Milwaukee, John Cruz St Louis, and Mo Sharon Kandris. 2018. “NNIP’S GUIDE TO STARTING A LOCAL DATA INTERMEDIARY MAY 2016 NNIP | NNIP’s Guide to Starting a Local Data Intermediary.” Accessed July 1. https://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/publication/80901/2000798-NNIP%27s-Guide-to-Starting-a-Local-Data-Intermediary.pdf.

Hobson, Kersty. 2006. “Environmental Responsibility and the Possibilities of Pragmatist-Orientated Research.” Social & Cultural Geography 7 (2): 283–98. doi:10.1080/14649360600600734.

Huizinga, J. 2007. “Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play-Element in Culture.” European Early Childhood Education Research Journal 19 (2): 1–24. doi:10.1177/0907568202009004005.

Huybrechts, Liesbeth, Henric Benesch, and Jon Geib. 2017. “Co-Design and the Public Realm.” CoDesign 13 (3). Taylor & Francis: 145–47. doi:10.1080/15710882.2017.1355042.

Jowell, Roger, Government Chief Social Researcher’s Office, and Cabinet Office. 2003. “Trying It Out: The Role of ‘ Pilots ’ in Policy-Making – Report of a Review of Government Pilots.” Strategy, 1–50.

Julier, Guy, Lucy Kimbell, Jo Briggs, James Duggan, Kat Jungnickel, Damon Taylor, and Emmanuel Tsekleves. 2016. Co-Producing Social Futures Through Design Research. https://protopublics.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/protopublicsreportfinal1.pdf.

Junginger, Sabine. 2017. “Design Research and Practice for the Public Good: A Reflection.” She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation 3 (4): 290–302. doi:10.1016/j.sheji.2018.02.005.

Junginger, Sabine. 2018. “Design and Innovation in the Public Sector: Matters of Design in Policy-Making and Policy Implementation.” Accessed September 8. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/271210543/download.

Kershaw, Andrea, Sonja Dahl, and Isobel Roberts. 2016. “Designing for Public Services This Guide Has Been Created By …” http://5a5f89b8e10a225a44ac-ccbed124c38c4f7a3066210c073e7d55.r9.cf1.rackcdn.com/files/pdfs/Nesta_Ideo_Guide_DesigningForPublicServices_100117.pdf.

Kimbell, Lucy. 2011. “Designing for Service as One Way of Designing Services.” International Journal of Design. Vol. 5. http://www.ijdesign.org.

Kimbell, Lucy, and Jocelyn Bailey. 2017. “Prototyping and the New Spirit of Policy-Making.” CoDesign 13 (3). Taylor & Francis: 214–26. doi:10.1080/15710882.2017.1355003.

Le Dantec, Christopher A, and W Kei Edwards. 2008. “Designs on Dignity: Perceptions of Technology Among the Homeless.” In CHI, 627–36. http://delivery.acm.org/10.1145/1360000/1357155/p627-ledantec.pdf?ip=171.66.208.4&id=1357155&acc=ACTIVE SERVICE&key=AA86BE8B6928DDC7.0AF80552DEC4BA76.4D4702B0C3E38B35.4D4702B0C3E38B35&__acm__=1537817248_724a30bd656b92ba4e8ef6d225e9e1b9.

Legeby, Matilda, Pia Mcaleenan, Hanna Andersson, and Stefan Holmlid. 2018. “ServDes2018-Service Design Proof of Concept Politecnico Di Milano 18th-19th-20th.” http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/150/050/ecp18150050.pdf.

Lodato, Thomas, and Carl Disalvo. 2018. “Institutional Constraints: The Forms and Limits of Participatory Design in the Public Realm” 1. Accessed September 11. doi:10.1145/3210586.3210595.

M Fuller, A Lochard. 2016. “Public Policy Labs in European Union Member States,” no. June: 22. doi:10.2788/799175.

Madden, Mary. 2017. “Privacy, Security, and Digital Inequality,” 1–125. www.datasociety.net.

Margolin, Victor, and Sylvia Margolin. 2002. “‘A Social Model’ of Design: Issues of Practice and Research.” Design Issues. doi:10.1162/074793602320827406.

May, Peter J. 1991. “Reconsidering Policy Design: Policies and Publics.” Journal of Public Policy 11 (02): 187. doi:10.1017/S0143814X0000619X.

Mayer, Igor S., C. E. van Daalen, and Pieter W. G. Bots. 2018. “Perspectives on Policy Analysis : A Framework for Understanding and Design                          1,” July. Routledge, 161–79. doi:10.4324/9781351252928-11.

Mazzucato, Mariana. 2011. The State Has Not Just Fixed Markets , but Actively Created. http://oro.open.ac.uk/30159/1/Entrepreneurial_State_-_web.pdf.

Mcphee, Chris, Mika Westerlund, Seppo Leminen, Anna-Greta Nyström, Esteve Almirall, Melissa Lee, Jonathan Wareham, et al. 2012. “Living Labs Mapping Living Labs in the Landscape.” www.timreview.ca.

Mcquillan, Dan. 2012. “Could Prototyping Be the New Policy?” The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/culture-professionals-network/culture-professionals-blog/2012/may/28/prototyping-replaces-policy-arts-culture.

Miller, Derek B. 2011. “Trying It on for Size: Design and International Public Policy?’ In Design Issues, Spring 2011. MIT Press. Please Check against That Final Version When Producing Work For ” 41 (0): 1–11.

MindLab. 2018. “Practice Check.” Accessed September 10. http://mind-lab.dk/en/practice-check-0.

MindLab. 2018. “Methods.” Accessed July 6. http://mind-lab.dk/en/methods.

MindLab. 2018. “Revisiting Regulation Methods for Mapping the Costs of Regulation through Fieldwork in Companies.” Accessed July 6. http://mind-lab.dk/sites/default/files/folder_revisiting_regulation.pdf.

MindLab. 2018. “MindLab Home Page.” Accessed July 6. http://mind-lab.dk/en/.

MIT Media Lab. 2018. “MIT Living Lab.” Accessed October 13. http://livinglab.mit.edu/

Nesta. 2018. “Innovation Policy Toolkit: Introduction to Innovation Policy and Collaboration.” Accessed July 7. https://www.nesta.org.uk/toolkit/innovation-policy-toolkit-introduction-to-innovation-policy-and-collaboration/.

Nesta. 2014. “Development Impact & You: Practical Tools to Trigger and Support Social Innovation,” 138.

Norman, Jonathan. 2018. “The Business of Design for Policy | Design Council.” Accessed September 8. https://www.designcouncil.org.uk/news-opinion/business-design-policy.

OECD. 2017. Fostering Innovation in the Public Sector. doi:10.1787/9789264270879-en.

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, and Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation. 2017. “Embracing Innovation in Government Global Trends,” no. February: 116.

Papageorgiou, Kyriaki. 2017. “Labs for Social Innovation.”

Phipps, James. 2017. “Taking the First Steps in Business Policy Experimentation.”

Pudasini, Nirab, and School of Data. 2018. “The Easy Guide to Mobile Data Collection.” Accessed June 29. https://school-of-data.github.io/mobile-data-collection/mobile_data_collection.pdf.

Pudasini, Nirab, and School of Data. 2018. “MOBILE DATA COLLECTION.” Accessed June 29. https://school-of-data.github.io/mobile-data-collection/index.html.

Rafferty, Simon. 2018. “Prototyping a Tool for Co-Designing Policy Interventions |.” Accessed September 10. http://www.openpractices.net/2015/02/20/prototyping-a-tool-to-support-designing-policy-interventions/.

RAND. 2018. “On Prototyping.” Accessed September 10. www.rand.org.

Reid, John, Aaron Bruner, Alfonso Malky, and Tina Hallett. 2015. “Empowering Women Grassroots.”

Robinson, Jasmine. 2018. “What’s the Role of Design in Policy? – Policy Lab.” Accessed September 8. https://openpolicy.blog.gov.uk/2018/02/07/whats-the-role-of-design-in-policy/.

Romslo, Beate. 2018. “Design Methods to Innovate and Solve Service-Related Problems.” Accessed September 9. https://www.ntnu.no/documents/10401/1264435841/Article_Romslo_final.pdf/3fdfc77a-171d-4e47-9e91-c36187f8f6a7.

Schneider, Hanna, Malin Eiband, Daniel Ullrich, and Andreas Butz. 2018. “Empowerment in HCI – A Survey and Framework.” doi:10.1145/3173574.3173818.

Seungho, Park-Lee, and Oscar Person. 2018. “Perspective: The Gist of Public Tender for Service Design.” doi:10.21606/dma.2018.367.

Simon, Julie, Theo Bass, Victoria Boelman, and Geoff Mulgan. 2017. “NESTA Digital Democracy: The Tools Transforming Political Engagement,” no. February: 99. http://www.nesta.org.uk/publications/digital-democracy-tools-transforming-political-engagement.

Spencer, J. William, and Jennifer L. McKinney. 1997. “‘We Don’t Pay for Bus Tickets, but We Can Help You Find Work’: The Micropolitics of Trouble in Human Service Encounters.” The Sociological Quarterly 38 (1). Wiley/Blackwell (10.1111): 185–203. doi:10.1111/j.1533-8525.1997.tb02344.x.

Stangel, M, and A Szostek. 2015. “EMPOWERING CITIZENS THROUGH PARTICIPATORY DESIGN: A CASE STUDY OF MSTOW, POLAND.” Architecture Civil Engineering Environment 8 (1): 47–58. https://s3.amazonaws.com/academia.edu.documents/36845783/2015_ACEE_a_m_stangel_a_szostek.pdf.

Szücs Johansson, Louisa, Josina Vink, and Katarina Wetter-Edman. 2017. “A Trojan Horse Approach to Changing Mental Health Care for Young People through Service Design.” Design for Health 1 (2). Routledge: 245–55. doi:10.1080/24735132.2017.1387408.

Technology Strategy Board, and Design Council. 2018. “Design Methods for Developing Services.” Accessed September 9. https://www.designcouncil.org.uk/sites/default/files/asset/document/Design methods for developing services.pdf.

Tiku, Nitasha. 2018. “Y Combinator Learns Basic Income Is Not So Basic After All.” Wired. Accessed August 27. https://www.wired.com/story/y-combinator-learns-basic-income-is-not-so-basic-after-all?mbid=nl_082718_daily_list1_p1&CNDID=39209267.

Torjman, Lisa. 2012. “Labs: Designing the Future,” 1–22. http://www.marsdd.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/MaRSReport-Labs-designing-the-future_2012.pdf.

Toyama, Kentaro, and Kentaro. 2010. “Human–Computer Interaction and Global Development.” Foundations and Trends® in Human–Computer Interaction 4 (1). Now Publishers Inc.: 1–79. doi:10.1561/1100000021.

UK Policy Lab. 2018. “Introduction to the UK Policy Lab.” Accessed July 8. https://www.slideshare.net/Openpolicymaking/policy-lab-slide-share-introduction-final.

UK Policy Lab. 2018. “Do You Remember Getting Your National Insurance Number? – Policy Lab.” Accessed July 6. https://openpolicy.blog.gov.uk/2015/02/05/do-you-remember-getting-your-national-insurance-number/.

UK Policy Lab. 2018. “Delivery: Prototyping and Improving Ideas – Open Policy Making Toolkit.” Accessed July 6. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/open-policy-making-toolkit/4-delivery-prototyping-and-improving-ideas.

UK Policy Lab. 2018. “On Prototyping and Putting Something out There…” Accessed July 6. https://openpolicy.blog.gov.uk/2017/07/14/on-prototyping-and-putting-something-out-there/.

UK Science & Innovation Network, and Nesta. 2018. “Innovation Toolkit: Science and Innovation Network: Tradecraft for Innovation Diplomats.” Accessed September 10. https://media.nesta.org.uk/documents/tradecraftinnodiplomats_innovationpolicytoolkit.pdf.

UNICEF Innovation. 2018. “Prototyping Human-Centered Policies for Children in Nicaragua.” Accessed July 6. http://unicefstories.org/2015/12/28/prototyping-human-centered-policies-for-children-in-nicaragua/.

Urban Institute. 2018. “NNIP’s Guide to Starting a Local Data Intermediary.” Accessed June 29. https://www.urban.org/research/publication/nnips-guide-starting-local-data-intermediary.

Westley, Frances, Sean Goebey, and Kirsten Robinson. n.d. “Change Lab / Design Lab for Social Innovation.” Waterloo Institute of Social Innovation and Resilience. doi:10.1016/j.ergon.2004.05.005.

Whitaker, Christopher. 2018. “The CTDC Toolkit | Engaging Low Income Residents – Civic Tech & Data Collaborative – Medium.” Civic Tech & Data Collaborative. Accessed June 29. https://medium.com/civic-tech-data-collaborative/the-ctdc-toolkit-engaging-low-income-residents-96caa7b7fcc8.

Worm-Petersen, Kasper. 2013. “Why We Need Design in Policy Making.” Grasp Magazine. http://graspmag.org/urbanism/design-thinking/why-we-need-design-in-policy-making/.


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