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Seeing it, feeling it, video-conferencing it.

Over recent years, Policy Lab has experimented by creating physical spaces for policymakers and citizens to experience information and design solutions to policy problems. This blog starts by exploring why such interactive and sensorially stimulating environments might be important in policymaking, with reference to examples from before we needed to social distance to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We consider how we can adapt this practice during a period of social distancing, looking at case studies from inside and outside of government. We then reflect on innovations from the lockdown to improve our future practice, including when we can once again reconvene in physical spaces. We conclude by asking: what changes have you made during this period that you would like to continue with?

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