November 1, 2023
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 An experiment to support youngsters | An interview with Taina Martikainen

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.

Taina Martikainen ⁠is a Finnish service designer. She works as lead service designer for ⁠Kela, the Social Insurance Institution of Finland⁠. In this interview we talk about the design of an experiment to better serve the needs for vulnerable young people. 

This is part of the series in which I interview designers working in the Finnish public sector, on national or municipal level. 5 years ago we created a network of designers working in the public sector, so we know each other from this network.  We have a vibrant community of peer learning and I am super thankful about it. I see this serie as an effort to document our work.

This interview is part of the lists: D&D in English, Gobierno y diseño, Niñez y diseño, Diseño de servicios y Finlandia y diseño.

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:Taina Martikainen
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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