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User-centered research. Human-centered design.

Policy Innovation Lab is a new initiative that connects students with actual, current state-level policy challenges, and connects state-level policy makers with solutions to those challenges.

Led by Professor Chris Goranson, this unique experiential course provides students with an in-depth, hands-on opportunity to improve public policy outside the traditional structures of government, and to take on an issue that interests them.

We take advantage of recent lessons learned in applied innovation in government entities around the world, and apply methods common in industry such as agile, design thinking, and open source to deliver policy solutions and recommendations that can have a far-reaching impact.