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The Civic Service Workshop is a learning space for civil servants to acquire critical and creative problem-solving skills through project-based workshops. Participants work with municipal agencies as the workshop’s partners to tackle real, local problems. The goal is to teach ...Read More

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DESIS hit some extraordinary milestones this Fall. Check out what our team has been up to. Click here to read more Read More

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Civic Service Forum is a series of events organized by Dave Seliger, Elliott Montgomery and Eduardo Staszowski and hosted by the Parsons DESIS Lab for government employees to share strategies on creating cultures of innovation within their organizations. At our ...Read More

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Civic Service Forum is a series of events organized by Dave Seliger, Elliott Montgomery and Eduardo Staszowski and hosted by the Parsons DESIS Lab for government employees to share strategies on creating cultures of innovation within their organizations. At our ...Read More

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Northumbria University, Tuesday 21st May 2013 The first event in the DESIS UK Network series will focus on the development and delivery of Design for social innovation and sustainability (DESIS) within the UK HE Landscape. Keynotes will include an introduction to ...Read More

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On April 12th 2013 a group of service design educators met in New York City for the first “Service Design Pedagogy Colloquium”. The colloquium was an encounter of service design educators from key design schools to consider the pedagogic infrastructure of ...Read More

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We're excited to host a Conversation with Helsinki Design Lab on Design and Social Innovation with the Centre for Social Innovation NYC. Event Details: Sunday, April 28 4:00pm-6:00pm Centre for Social Innovation 601 West 26th Street, Suite 325 Free to attend, but must RSVP in advance: http://parsonsdesis-centreforsocialinnovation.eventbrite.com The ...Read More

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Join us on Thursday, February 21st 6-8:30pm @ DESIS Parsons -- 6E 16th Street, 12th Floor Room 1203B for a DESIS/SDN workshop with Izac Ross on using Service Blueprints. Service blueprints are a key tool for designers to understand existing service systems and highlight potential flaws. ...Read More

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Open Locast U Symposium Date: January 28, 2013 Time: 9 am – 5 pm Location: Lecture Hall E14-633 in the New MIT Media Lab A symposium to share ideas on pervasive and mobile computing, and to rethink storytelling, civic engagement, and the perception and ...Read More

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Lecture Series - Fall 12 - Part 2: Why? In this panel discussion we will explore the question of why services need to be designed and examine the difference between bottom up and top down approaches in delivering services in New ...Read More