In Studio: Recipes for Systemic Change is a free book on strategic design from Helsinki Design Lab. The book includes an introduction to strategic design, a how-to manual for the HDL Studio Model, and practical examples.
HDL helps government leaders see "the architecture of problems," assisting decision-makers to view challenges from a big-picture perspective, and provides guidance toward more complete solutions that consider all aspects of a problem.
This book explores the HDL Studio Model, a unique way of bringing together the right people, a carefully framed problem, a supportive place, and an open-ended process to craft an integrated vision and sketch the pathway towards strategic improvement. It's particularly geared towards problems that have no single owner.
It includes an introduction to Strategic Design, a "how-to" manual for organizing Studios, and three practical examples of what an HDL Studio looks like in action. Geoff Mulgan, CEO of NESTA, has written the foreword and Mikko Kosonen, President of Sitra, contributed the afterword.