Today a vision of legal design is coming together at the Jurix workshop. How do we combine the powers of design fields –information, service, policy, and beyond — with those of drafting laws, researching policies, limiting risk, and safeguarding ethics? This is where substantial legal design emerges, beyond just applying design to legal services. It’s about doing policy changes, legal drafting, crafting of quality legal communications, and ethical analysis along with service design.
And how do we make this work impactful? This is what my sketched diagram envisions: how legal design work can progress from research and exploratory designs to a more coherent theory of change, a sequence of methods, to lead from design work to impactful projects and research on outcomes.