October 31, 2023
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 Design tools to enhance teamwork | An interview with Pia Laulainen

El podcast de diseño social en español y portuñol. Conversaciones entre una diseñadora y otres: a veces amigues, a veces investigadores en diseño, la mayoría de las veces diseñadores trabajando en innovación social o en practicas de diseño emergentes.

Pia Laulainen⁠ is a Service Designer working in the ⁠Ministry of the Interior, ⁠in Finland. In this interview we talked about her work in the Administration and Development Department where she has been involved in the development of the ⁠Internal Security Portal: Tuovi.⁠ Pia also tells us about the creation of a game that she designed with a team for the national security event in Seinäjoki this year. At the end of the interview, Pia reflects on her practice as a designer in a ministry.

This interview is part of the lists: D&D in English, Finlandia y diseño, Gobierno y diseño, y Seguridad y diseño.

This is the first interview and part of a series of interviews with designers working in the Finnish public sector, on national or municipal level. We have a network of designers working in the public sector that started five years ago. The ones interviewed in this series are colleagues that have been active in the network and with whom we have permanent dialogues on design during our weekly online meetings and other activities. This is a vibrant community of peer learning. This series is an effort to document the work of these designers and understand the many perspectives and approaches to design in the public sector in Finland.

This podcast is published with Creative Commons license with attributions. This podcast has been recorded in Helsinki Open Waves, an audio studio in Caisa Cultural Center, part of Helsinki City. Caisa is a cultural centre that promotes the development of Helsinki into a diverse city by means of the arts and culture.

Producer and host: Mariana Salgado
Guest: Pia Laulainen
Sound design: Julian Pereyra
Sound recording: Bailey Polkinghorne
Music: Antonio Zimmerman

*The audio piece was recorded at the Helsinki Open Waves performance & recording room located at Caisa.

**The views expressed in this audio piece and texts are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the view of Helsinki Open Waves.  

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