Tonight I visited a preview of a new M.Sc. course in Public Service Innovation which is being developed by Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design and Social Work within the School of Education, Social Work and Community Education in the University of Dundee. This also gave me an opportunity to look at some of the work from the current Master of Design programme.
I think that these proposals offer a very interesting way of developing public policy. It aims to bring a new perspective to public service delivery with a focus on design and on social justice. There is still work to be done on this but it was really good to hear about news ways of working which were designed to support and promote the public sector.
I hope that this work comes to fruition and that it is successful and leads to new and better ways of delivering public sector services. One of the people leading this project is Prof Mike Press of Duncan of Jordanstone, he has blogged on some of these issues recently.