Government & NGOs
Managing innovation requires a dual approach. On one hand, management implies structure, order and control; however, creativity and new ideas work best in free flow environment of trial and error. Which explains why many government innovation programs struggle at finding the right balance between performance and creativity.
Science and technology initiatives, such as tax credits or research grants, have been used by public service agencies as a way to promote growth of small and medium enterprises. However, the success of these approaches is often hampered by overlapping mandates that result in confusion and frustration for users trying to navigate a complex web of rules and regulations.
Part of the problem is that government and corporate goals may are not always aligned, resulting in friction and frustration for both parties. This is why my understanding of policy along with knowledge of technology, manufacturing and entrepreneurship can be useful in finding solutions that encourage public investment and help industries develop paths towards commercialization.
National Capital Commission
Province of Ontario
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Summer Institute of Film & TV
Tradeshows & Exhibts
Evaluation & Research
Research Paper / Biometric Technology
Historical survey of technology and social impacts
Program Evaluation / Innovation Policy
A look at the evolution of policy decisions
Policy Analysis / Airport Security
Paper on security policies and their inpact on individuals
Statistical Analysis / Opinion Survey
Analysis of world survey data on marriage opinions
Collecting and understanding data is essential to develop sound public policy. The cases below show examples of policy related documents.
Airport Security, Policy Analysis
The mobile nature of air travel, added cost and privacy concerns place limits on the types of security measures that the general public and administrators will accept. The objective of this paper is to analyze some of the issues related to security at airports, with particular attention to the policy of behavioral profiling.
Policy Analysis / Innovation
The need to sell consumer goods in a post-war economy prompted governments to push for policies that supported design activities; however, by the 1980s the trend reversed and policy moved away from direct interventions. This paper explores the roots of Canada’s national design policy rise and demise in the government’s agenda.
Proposal / Water Desalinization
Finding potable water sources is a common problem for less developed communities. Most available solutions require expensive and complicated desalination systems that cannot be maintained locally. This proposal called for a simpler approach based on ar a simpler approach. The unit is based on basic evaporation to clean water. It can be easily packaged for easy shipping and unfolds to take advantage of surface area to speed the process. Water can then be collected using any available container.
Mapping policy issues requires facts and figures but also developing practical strategies to help decision makers chart a course.
Policy Recommendation / Innovation
Document used to highlight key policy proposals
Briefing Note / NATO Procurement
Sample document to be used at press conferences
Research Proposal / Qualitative Study
Qualitative study proposal related to military attitudes
Project Proposal / Water Purification
Concept work for a public service initiative
Tradeshow / Environment
The Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, along with several other government agencies, needed a pavilion that would accommodate multiple departmental messages and preferences. After a lot of negotiation and tactful diplomacy, the final solution consisted of four separate pods, each one customized with graphics related to a different departmental while maintaining a cohesive look for the overall structure.
Ensuring that policies are put into action requires good knowledge of schedules, budgets, and tasks to track both progress and outcomes.
Exhibit Space / CIO Federal Program
Develop exhibit program and traveling showcase
Automated Kiosk / Heritage Canada
Educational kiosk to promote departmental objectives
Custom Displays / DND
Manage logistics and development of exhibit space
Conference Portal / CAPPA
Automated registration site for conference registration