User research is a large part of what we do here at GDS, but we aren’t the only ones hard at work carrying out user testing
Last week, we held an event: Sprint 15. It marked the culmination of the two-year transformation project that began with Sprint 13, when we made our plan clear: there were 400 days to transform government.
Lots of my blog posts in recent months have included a bit of moaning about failure waste – problems created by poorly-designed services, most of them decades old and paper-heavy, that leave their users with nothing but questions.
Yesterday we hosted Sprint 15, a chance for colleagues from all over government to catch up, swap notes and tips, and find out more about the digital transformation programme.
Next Tuesday (3 February), we shall be welcoming over 450 people to the British Film Institute in London for Sprint 15.
Terrific news from Australia: the government there has announced a new Digital Transformation Office and tasked it with “using technology to make services simpler, clearer and faster for Australian families and businesses.”
Vince Cable, the Secretary of State for Business, gave a speech in Brussels the other day and took digital by default one step further: right across Europe.
One of our design principles at GDS is “Make things open: it makes them better.” Since GDS was set up in 2012, working in the open has been a big part of who we are. It’s great for us to …
“A second digital revolution”, that’s what the Chief Scientific Advisor called the Internet of Things in his report in December. Rapid growth in devices connected to the internet – or networked in their own right – are certainly helping to …
It’s been a year since we moved the GDS blog to GOV.UK. Happy birthday, blog. Since then we’ve had over 500,000 visitors and nearly 1,000,000 page views. Here are the five most-read posts over the whole year.