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Tuesday, November 1 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bringing user-centered practices into government

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Embracing a user-first approach can help agencies improve the quality of their information and services and save money long-term. This is easier said than done, especially in a highly constrained environment, but many government entities have adopted these practices and seen the benefits, both to the public and to public servants.    

This hands-on workshop will show how creating a user-centered culture can help government agencies improve their services, customer relationships, and performance by making sure that users can access, understand, and use the information provided. IDEO is a global design and innovation consultancy that pioneered bringing a human-centered, design-based approach to helping organizations in the public and private sectors innovate and grow. 

Audience
Leaders in government who are beginning to introduce user-centered practices and hoping to accelerate their adoption.

Timing
Afternoon Only

Speakers
avatar for Kate Lydon

Kate Lydon

Public Sector Portfolio Director, IDEO
As Public Sector Portfolio Director at IDEO, Kate Lydon focuses on client relationships and content excellence across a portfolio focused on citizen impact and government organizations. With a background in brand strategy, creative direction and architecture, Kate guides cross-disciplinary teams and clients towards visionary, innovative, human-centered solutions. She has a proven talent for reframing complex, systems challenges and developing... Read More →


Tuesday November 1, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 202

Attendees (42)