GovJam Leeds

Last week we headed up to Leeds to sponsor and participate in Leeds GovJam. In short, GovJam takes place across the globe for two days each year. Working around a common theme, small teams meet at multiple locations, working for 48 hours on building innovative approaches and solutions towards challenges faced by the public sector. In […]

Farewell, Ben

This week, we were sad to say goodbye to our head of technology, Ben Griffiths. Ben was dxw’s first head of technology and he helped us grow and nurture the team as we’ve taken on bigger, more complex work. During his time with us, Ben worked across all our projects and we have been lucky […]

Service Design in Government – but what is service design?

Service Design in Government, the conference for anyone involved in designing or commissioning services for the public sector, has kicked off today in Edinburgh. The conference brings together the very best speakers from both the public and private sector, who work in this space – sharing techniques and ideas via workshops and case studies over […]

The Techies winners! Best place for developers to work

Last month we were thrilled to win The Techies award for ‘Best Place for Developers to Work‘, and were treated to an evening at the beautiful M by Montcalm hotel in Shoreditch to celebrate the great work the winners (and shortlisted companies) have done over the past year. But what is it that makes dxw a […]

Today I learnt

If you’re a previous reader of our blog, you may have seen some previous TiL posts before. At dxw, we use Slack to communicate internally; mostly for sharing information about current projects we’re working on, or for recruitment, events we’re planning and more. However, we have a couple of less serious channels where we like […]

Making user research count

Join us on March 13th for a user research workshop with Hilary Chan and Vita Mangan Format Interactive workshop with thought element and hands-on activities What you’ll learn The common mistakes people and organisations make that trick them into thinking they’re doing user research when they’re not. How to identify gaps in previous research and […]

Introvert or extrovert – which are you?

Take the quiz and complete our very quick survey. Differences between introversion and extroversion are based on people’s preference for environments that are either calm or exciting and also on whether they have a preference for deliberation vs. action.   Given the choice, introverts devote their social energy to a small group of people they […]

The Comms Unawards

Last Friday I headed up to Birmingham for the annual Comms2point0 Unawards – a chance to (in their own words) “ recognise excellence, celebrate success, connect with new faces and say hello to old friends.” Held at the stunning Everyman cinema in Birmingham’s Mailbox, the Comms  Unawards celebrates local government teams and councils from across […]

Celebrating Ada Lovelace at dxw

This year, we’re celebrating Ada Lovelace Day to honour the pioneering women in technology and the public sector. Who was Ada Lovelace? Ada Lovelace, the daughter of Lord Byron, is considered to have written instructions for the first computer program in the mid-1800s. After translating an article by Charles Babbage, it’s often said that she […]