Session type:


Presented by:

Ned Gartside


Session time:

19 Sep 14:00 16:30

Session duration:

120 minutes

About the session

A hands-on workshop that invites participants to consider a real policy design or service delivery context and how environmental impacts could be designed for and weighed against other priorities.

The session will allow participants to propose contexts/ ‘problem spaces’ from their work where better environmental impacts could be designed for, before groups choose one to dive into and sketch a potential solution for. 

The latest iteration of the Greener Service Principles will be there as a guide for this process, with a particular focus on when there might be win-wins between environmental outcomes and usability/utility, cost, time, security, accessibility/inclusivity, reliability and other priorities, and when and how tradeoffs might be made.

Participant takeaways:


  • Experience with considering and designing for the full range of priorities driving service projects, including environmental outcomes, at both the policy formation and delivery stages
  • Hands-on experience with the Greener Service Principles and the opportunity to influence their evolution
  • Insight into the open, collaborative and iterative process by which the Greener Service Principles are being developed
  • An update on the development of ‘Planet-centred Design’ in government and the work that has been undertaken since the initial SDinGOV talk in 2023


Service design, Policy Design, Sustainability, Digital transformation, Systems thinking, Usability, Security, Accessibility

This session:

  • Includes interaction
  • Has a number cap: 40 participants

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