We launched our Design, Technology, and Innovation Fellows program in June 2016 as an opportunity for Austin’s passionate and civic-minded designers and developers to bring the principles, values, and practices of the technology sector into government. In May 2018, our program became a more permanent and sustainable part of the City of Austin as the Office of Design and Delivery.
Work directly with departments to deliver the best possible services.
Our fellows work directly with city staff on teams that are empowered to learn, iterate, and deliver.
Introduce and refine practices for user-centered design.
We demonstrate and share how to bring research, prototyping, and testing into the delivery of all city services.
Introduce and refine practices for iterative, open-source development.
We demonstrate and share how to build modular, sustainable software that responds to changing needs.
Establish a creative culture that inspires more people to join the city.
We challenge ourselves to create an environment where we can do the best work of our careers.