Design thinking approaches for the PTF for Economic Revival and Poverty Alleviation
At the request of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Citra Lab facilitated a human-centred design workshop which aimed to equip the officials of the PMO and some members of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Poverty Alleviation and Economic Revival with the tools and skills needed to develop effective, dynamic and future-fit development solutions and policies in the future.
The objective was to create a mindset change and develop an analytical and strategic thinking approach to the work that is taken on by the Task Force. The session followed a hands-on approach where the participants were introduced to tools that will allow them to understand the people they are designing solutions for and facilitate the implementation of this understanding to improve products, services and/or processes. Moreover, the session provided an introduction to these concepts under design thinking and human centered design approaches, and took the officials through a journey of exploring the contours of development challenges, identifying key stakeholders, rapid ideation exercises, and formulating solutions to fit multiple possible alternative futures, keeping in mind the need for anticipatory governance approaches in order to be able to effectively mold itself for the unforeseen challenges that might arise in the future.