Hi, I'm Dave.

I'm the co-founder of Civic Service at Parsons DESIS Lab.

I'm also a public servant in the NYC Mayor's Office.

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Civic Service

Hurricane Sandy

Service Design for Police


Better Public Services Start With Teaching Civil Servants To Design
UK Design Council | 2014

Innovating Gotham: Profiles of NYC's Civic Innovators
Conscious Magazine | 2014

Shaping Civic Intrapreneurs
Living Cities | 2013

Service Design, Government, and the Future of Civil Servants
Core77 | 2013

Route77: The Great American Design Roadtrip
Core77 | 2012

How BRD Motorcycles is Changing the Face of Motocross
Core77 | 2012

Masters of the Cutaway
Core77 | 2011

Suspending Disbelief in the ICU
Core77 | 2011

Redesigning International Disaster Response
Core77 | 2011

All articles
Core77 | 2011-2013


Public Service Innovation
NYU Polytechnic Institute | 2014

Intro to NYC Government
Parsons The New School for Design | 2013

Service Design for Government
NYU Polytechnic Institute | 2013

Disaster Logistics 101
Be Social Change Makers Institute | 2013

When Systems Go BOOM
NYU Polytechnic Institute | 2012

Service Design for Police and Disasters
Parsons The New School for Design | 2012

Service Design 101
AIGA/Omaha | 2012

Route77: Design Trends in America
Hand-Eye Supply Curiosity Club | 2012


Civic Design Across Europe
Camilla Buchanan, UK Design Council
Talk | 2015

Resources for Entrepreneurial Civil Servants
NYC Civil Servants
Workshop | 2014

Civic Design Camp
Knight Foundation and Code for America
Conference | 2014

Designing for Behavior
Hefen Wong, Singapore Behavioral Insights and Design Unit
Talk | 2014

Design for Policymaking
Bryan Boyer, Helsinki Design Lab
Talk | 2014

Design for Policymaking
Christian Bason, MindLab
Talk | 2014

Mapping Services
Elliott Montgomery and Ben Winter, Parsons DESIS Lab
Workshop | 2014

Facilitating Innovation
Myles Lock, UN Foundation
Talk | 2014

Workspace Design
Sam Lyon, HOK Architects
Samantha Cioffi, US GSA
Workshop | 2014

Policy, Design and Intrapreneurship
Laura Wesley and Brian Enright, GCD Canada
Talk | 2014

Intro to NYC Government
Anthony Crowell, NY Law School
Talk | 2014

Resiliency, Design and Creative Placemaking
Laetitia Wolff, AIGA/NY Design/Relief
Talk | 2014

Building Communities
Allie Mahler, Center for Social Innovation
Marcos Salazar, Be Social Change
Talk | 2014

Service Design for Public Servants
Lauren Currie, Snook
Talk | 2014

Anthropology at Work
Robin Nagle, NYU
Talk | 2013

Innovation in Local Civic Services
NYC Civil Servants
Talk | 2013

Lonni Tanner, NYC DDC
Jim Biber, Biber Architects
Kris Drury, TYTHEdesign
Talk | 2013

Civic Engagement
Noel Hidalgo, BetaNYC
Dan LaTorre, The Wise City
Talk | 2013

Public-Private Collaboration
Jeff Maki, Control Group
Adam Mansky, Center for Court Innovation
Talk | 2013

Civic Innovation for Public Servants
Chelsea Mauldin, Public Policy Lab
Talk | 2013