New social media platforms and trends, and trends on these platforms, spring up all the time. To keep users of the GDS Social Media Playbook informed, Vanessa Schneider highlights key changes and updates.
The Technology Policy team at GDS has been working with the Civil Service Group to create the Digital, Data and Technology Functional Standard. Find out what it is, what you need to do, how it fits in with other Functional Standards and how you can contribute to the next iteration.
The Local Digital Declaration celebrates its second birthday on 4 July. Listen to June’s episode of the GDS Podcast to find out how it started, how it connects people and how it helps local government organisations build digital services and platforms.
We are reflecting on the impact of our experimental first phase of the GovTech Catalyst. We found promising solutions to some of the hardest public sector challenges. After a successful first phase, we have started releasing £1 million of funds to each of the public sector teams starting Phase 2.
We finished the experimental first phase of the GovTech Catalyst, which helped us learn where emerging technologies can add value. We learnt this in collaboration with smaller technology companies. In our next phase, we will see prototypes develop into testable products.
The digital world is rapidly changing, and with it, GOV.UK users' expectations of how they should be interacting with our services and information. Data Labs is a newly formed multi-disciplinary team, passionate about using data in innovative ways to fulfil our users' needs and expectations.
GDS celebrated Global Accessibility Awareness Day on 21 May. Read the blog post to find out how the day went and watch all the webinars back.
GOV.UK’s current role at the centre of the Coronavirus response shows how vital our plans for trusted, personalised and joined-up interactions are. Jen Allum, Head of GOV.UK, discusses what’s next in being able to offer information and services in response to changing user needs.
May’s episode of the Government Digital Service (GDS) Podcast is a deepdive into GOV.UK Notify. Pete Herlihy, Lead Product Manager at GDS, talks about the product and hears from 3 guests who use GOV.UK Notify in different ways.
Recently we've been blogging a lot about how coronavirus has changed operations within government. Here we share how we changed our community management techniques to cope with the huge increase of user queries and what our top tips to other organisations are.
Many public sector organisations are feeling pressure on their services because of coronavirus. Read about the products that Government as a Platform offers that help continue essential delivery of services, and support the development of new services required by the situation.