Update – August 2023. This call for suggestions is now CLOSED. Thanks very much to everyone who shared this call for suggestions, and even more thanks to everyone who got in touch to discuss their ideas. I’m currently finalising theContinue reading… Do you have something different to share at SDinGov 2023?
Many years ago, I heard a Duchess talking on the radio about her “everyday working life” – clearly nothing like mine. The point that struck me was that she took her tapestry to meetings. How I longed to do theContinue reading… Crafting concentration
Last week at the Service Design in Government conference in Edinburgh, we tried a new format for this conference: Lightning Talks. Four speakers responded to my call: Can you say something SDinGOV needs to hear? and we had a livelyContinue reading… Lightning talks at Service Design in Government 2022
Updated 5th October 2022: we had a great session. Read the report on lightning talks at SDinGOV. I’ve kept this call-out here for context. Have you got something new or different to say to people who design services in government? Continue reading… Can you say something that SDinGov 2022 needs to hear?
Is your user research looking inwards, at how your service works, or outwards, at the lives of those it affects? The right research in the right direction at the right time can truly add value – but there’s usually noContinue reading… Inwards and outwards research: choosing your research methods according to the service lifecycle
What happens after you’ve done some user research for your service? Decisions made, do you move on and forget it? Or do you preserve that research for re-use and future team members? I was discussing this challenge with Stephanie Rosenbaum.Continue reading… How to avoid research debt: a workshop on ResearchOps at SDinGOV 2019
Post originally published in 2019; updated in 2022 In March 2019, I was working mostly with the NHS digital standards and redesign team on their advice about patterns. This post: gave the background to the work, explained about the draftContinue reading… Draft curriculum for ‘How to Design a Form’
How can we design at scale? That’s the challenge that I’m working on with Tim Paul at the Government Digital Service. When Tim first started working at GDS, the designers could fit into a room and sharing was easy. Now we’veContinue reading… Design patterns in government – 2016
This forms workshop was my first opportunity to contribute to ConCon – a conference for content designers from across government. The differing perspectives of content designers working on GOV.UK and those working within services generated lively discussion during my forms workshop and throughout the conference.Continue reading… Forms workshop for ConCon Manchester 2016
When Tim Paul and I did a session on design patterns at the 2015 Service Design in Government conference in London, we expected to get a lively, interested group of UK central and local government people, and we did. We also metContinue reading… Design patterns aren’t just for government – UX Cambridge 2015