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How to spark the service design process in rigorous ministries

Jun 05, 2024

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Hajime Hirono

Designer, Digital Agency, Government of Japan

After working on new business planning and promoting UX for mobile apps at Yahoo! Japan, he co-founded FOLIO Co., Ltd. (now part of the SBI Group) in 2015. He served as the Chief Design Officer and Product Manager, leading the launch of online securities. In 2018, he established Designship, Inc., managing businesses such as conferences and design schools. In 2021, he founded Forte, Inc., providing support for digital product development in a wide range of new businesses, from regulated to entertainment industries. Since 2021, he has been a member of the Digital Agency, following his tenure at the Cabinet Secretariat’s IT Comprehensive Strategy Office.