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Top 10 public policy design blog posts of 2023

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What a fantastic year we have had for publishing thought leadership, case studies and research about public policy design.

What was your favourite blog post this year?

Here's our top 10 most popular posts of 2023!...

10 Systems thinking for policymaking

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Alyx Slater from Food Standards Agency reflects on why systems thinking is an essential component of policy design. Read more...

9 Distress and design

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Alice Whitehead from Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities writes about how to design public services that eliminate distress. Read more...

8 Multidisciplinary course is a hit

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Permanent Secretary Susan Acland-Hood writes about Department for Education's succesful new multidisciplinary course. Read more...

7 Nowt so queer as design

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Policy designer Andrew Knight writes about why governments need more queer designers. Read more...

6 What does design do for policymakers

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Four leading professors who specialise in political science and design research set out their vision for future policy design. Read more...

5 Introducing public design

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Andrew Knight, Head of UK Policy Design Community, invites designers to participate in the Public Design Review. Read more...

4 The strategy is delivery

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Department for Education's policy design team write about their innovative move into a delivery unit. Read more...

3 Share your views on public design

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Serena Nϋsing from Civil Service's Policy Profession invites people who work in design in the UK public sector to participate in a national survey. Read more...

2 Putting design front and centre

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Jonathan Slater, former education Permanent Secretary, writes about the role of design in making policies and services that deliver meaningful outcomes for citizens. Read more...

1 What does policymaking look like?

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Professor Paul Cairney from University of Stirling writes about different ways to visualise the policymaking process. Read more...

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