Designing With and Within Public Organizations: Building Bridges Between Public Sector Innovators and Designers

André Schaminée


Many contemporary societal issues have grown to be too complex to solve with traditional approaches.
It is no wonder that design practices increasingly appeal to public organisations as a new and promising approach.
But, before we can make the collaboration between designers and public organisations a success, we have to acknowledge that there are vast differences between their approaches. Because if we don’t, we will experience major upsets and often a disappointing impact.
In this book, the author introduces the art of context building – creating and maintaining the right context within public organisations for an honest, thorough and yet manageable design process.
In the first part of the book, the author introduces in clear chapters change management, stakeholder management, coalition building and power from a design perspective. In the second part of the book, the author explains how to apply the new insights in order to establish and maintain the right context for designing within public organisations.

Creator Bio

André Schaminée is a pioneer in the field of design. Working from Twynstra Gudde, one of the Netherlands’ leading consultancy firms, he has built a business in successfully bringing design strategies to public organisations. Schaminée was trained as an urban designer, founded two record companies and he is a guest lecturer at various art and design schools and universities. He also works as a trainer in the field of management.

Price £29.99
Format Paperback / softback
Publication Date 12 November 2018
Pages 192
Height 250mm
Width 180mm
Illustrations colour illustrations throughout
ISBN-13 9789063694975