This month I went to Open Data Camp. Having only recently moved to dxw from the Open Data Institute, it was nice to step back into the world of open data for a bit. There was a great mix of sessions with lots of interesting discussions taking place and I’ve reflected on some of the themes.
Last week we blogged about how we developed a more detailed understanding of the needs and behaviours of people who drink. In this post, we explain our approach to designing services that will support long term change.
We’ve been working with Drinkaware. Their vision is to reduce alcohol-related harm by helping people make better choices about their drinking. Drinkaware asked dxw to help them understand how they might evolve their digital and offline offering to encourage and support long-term behaviour change. This is the first of 2 blog posts. In this post […]
I went to Leeds GovJam a couple of weeks ago. It was my second time at the event and I had a great time there. This year I was a facilitator and I wanted to share what we did and what I learned.
The Government Service Standard has done more to improve the quality of digital public services than anything else and should be protected at all costs. But at a time when public trust in institutions appears to be at an all-time low and in the rush to exit the EU, will it endure?
When you’re in the middle of delivery you don’t always have the time you need to stop, reflect, and capture the things you learn. Having recently got 3 services to live, I’ve spent time reflecting on what I’ve learnt.
Every year we take the opportunity to get away from our offices and spend a couple of days getting to know each other better. So last week, we invited all of the dxw gang to spend some time at Sopwell House in St. Albans.
We held a staff workshop with several people attending remotely. Amy and Israt have written about what worked well, what didn’t, and what we do differently next time.
Mallory recently received a few messages from colleagues being unkind to themselves so she’s written this post to share her thoughts on how to be kinder to ourselves.
We recently started working with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA. We’ve shared some of the pre-discovery work we’ve been doing together and why we needed to do one.