Dan McQuillan: could prototyping be the new policy?

Our lecturers seem to get everywhere! This week’s media star is Dan McQuillan whose article in The Guardian Online is causing a bit of a stir.

So, could prototyping be the new policy?

When it comes to social innovation projects, argues Dan, the new technologies available to us enable us to prototype solutions in less time than it would take us to fill in a funding application (sounds a lot more interesting too!).

Dan knows what he’s talking about. In 2008 he co-founded Social Innovation Camp, which brings together ideas, people and digital tools to build web-based solutions to social problems in just 48 hours. Successful projects that started at Social Innovation Camp include Enabled by Design, The Good Gym and MyPolice. Dan’s current action-research includes leading Social Innovation Camps in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia.

So if you haven’t read the article yet, clickity click. We’ll still be here when you get back.