Tech and Innovation in Government
In the last five years, digital services units have emerged as key players in government reform in the U.S. and abroad. The scope and ambition of these efforts vary, but they all leverage methodologies already common to private sector entrepreneurship -- an intense focus on understanding user needs, rapid prototyping and iteration, and the use of modern technologies.
THIS HARVARD KENNEDY SCHOOL FIELD CLASS GIVES STUDENTS HANDS ON EXPERIENCE TO EQUIP THEM WITH THE TECH AND INNOVATION SKILLS TO TACKLE REAL PROBLEMS IN GOVERNMENT.
DPI-663 students learn user-centered design, prototyping, user-testing, and most importantly, how to hack bureaucracies with empathy to get stuff done. Clients for Spring 2018 include the City of Boston, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the U.S. Census Bureau.