Showcase 5: Designing Deliberation

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Showcase 5: Designing Deliberation 
Friday 26 June 2015 
8:30am - 12 noon

Join three world leading experts to explore why and how design matters for effective public and stakeholder engagement.

Why does good design matter? What does it look like? How do you do it? What can we learn from previous experiences?


Speakers included:

Dr Will Friedman, President of Public Agenda (USA)

Dr Friedman is an expert in public opinion research, public and stakeholder engagement, deliberative democracy and political science. Dr Friedman will explore the principles behind good design and how it can support or hinder effective public engagement.

Professor Thad Kousser, Professor of Political Science at the University of California and 2015 Fulbright Flinders University Distinguished Chair in American Political Science (USA)

Professor Kousser has a distinguished teaching and academic career and is an expert in participatory democratic institutions with a wealth of experience in analysing their effectiveness and outcomes. He will explore the design process, implementation and outcomes of a deliberative poll on constitutional reform in California.

Dr Fiona Kerr, Systems and Neural Complexity Specialist at the University of Adelaide

Dr Kerr works in a number of countries advising on creative bureaucracy and increasing flourishment at societal and individual level. Fiona will bring the neuroscience of true engagement into the discussion, exploring the cognitive effect of various aspects and methods of engagement, and how some countries do it well.