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Public Sector Toolkit Navigator
"A compendium of toolkits for public sector innovation and transformation, curated by OPSI and our partners around the world."
data  design  tools  publicsector  government  bestpractice  innovation  reference 
november 2018 by garrettc
"Tymly offers a standards-based vocabulary capable of describing any digital service. This language enables teams to share, collaborate and publish common IT goals – helping improve interoperability and reduce duplication of effort. Even better, using modern open source technology, Tymly can turn these “blueprints” back into cutting-edge digital services!"
openapi  opendata  framework  gds  govuk  government  javascript  nodejs  npm  postgresql 
may 2018 by garrettc
We're not ‘appy. Not ‘appy at all.
GDS is leading the digital transformation of the UK government.
mobile  app  government  strategy  technology  gds  govuk  mobilefirst  responsivedesign 
april 2018 by garrettc
Collected UX research posts from my government days
Leisa Reichelt rounds up some of the blog posts she wrote while working in government.
research  govuk  gds  government  webdevelopment  userexperience  usercentereddesign 
january 2018 by garrettc
Performance testing a graph database
The Parliamentary Digital Service is helping to transform the way Parliament does digital
api  government  sparql  data  opendata  testing  graphdb 
december 2017 by garrettc
Home Office design posters
Home Office Digital repository of posters covering different topics - research, access needs, accessibility, design.
govuk  government  accessibility  research  posters  resource  education  userexperience 
december 2017 by garrettc
Doing less by focusing on user needs
An insight into the day-to-day activities of the Home Office Digital, Data and Technology team
business  government  informationarchitecture  usercentereddesign  servicedesign 
september 2017 by garrettc
Wrap-up of LabPlus: GaaP tranche 1 (April – June 2017)
"One of the dangers is that if you see something better than what you have, and assume it to be sufficient, then you miss the opportunity to leapfrog, so there are some good opportunities there."
digital  government  video  youtube  presentation  services  servicedesign 
august 2017 by garrettc
How to create a borderless state. Lessons from Estonia.
"Around 17 years ago, Estonia set out to fundamentally rewrite how a government should deliver services and it’s now considered the most advanced digital government in the world. At the end of last year, four FutureGovers took a trip to Tallinn to learn more about its approach."
government  digital  economics  society  gds  estonia  europe  eu 
july 2017 by garrettc
Retrospective on GDS
Great series of posts from Richard Pope looking back at lessons learned from his time at GDS.
government  history  govuk  gds  business  startups 
july 2017 by garrettc
Dashboard - Voter registration - GOV.UK
View performance statistics for the 'Voter registration' service from the Performance Platform on GOV.UK
data  dashboard  analytics  democracy  gds  government 
may 2017 by garrettc
Australian Digital Transformation Agency posters
The Australian Digital Transformation Agency have released their guideline posters (similar to GDS) for anyone to print.
posters  design  business  webdevelopment  appdevelopment  government 
january 2017 by garrettc
18F Slack Handbook
A great internal document from the US Government digital team about how to use Slack.
slack  documentation  government  bestpractice 
november 2016 by garrettc
Making it easier to understand smart answer logic
Powerful logic visualisation baked right into the content authoring tool.
gds  govuk  government  contentdesign  userexperience  logic  pamoja 
november 2016 by garrettc
"Notice is a family of three online electronic devices that provide an on­street communication platform for planning applications and other city notices, replacing the text­–heavy sheets of paper that currently reside on lamp posts throughout cities."
city  device  government  society  technology  environment  prototype  designthinking  inspiration 
october 2016 by garrettc
LittleSis - Profiling the powers that be
An involuntary facebook of powerful Americans, collaboratively edited and maintained by people like you.
politics  government  activism  research  transparency  data  business  society 
june 2016 by garrettc
Inside Obama's Stealth Startup
A look insude the USDS, the United States' version of GDS.
gds  government  usa  usds 
june 2015 by garrettc
London Datastore
An initiative by the Greater London Authority (GLA) to release as much of the data that it holds as possible.
data  government  london  opendata  statistics  uk 
october 2014 by garrettc
Community development handbook - Publications - GOV.UK
"Delivering a platform is just 1 part of helping a community thrive. Communities can exist without dedicated software solutions. They will often work around bad or overly interfering ones."

Advice for community managers and people involved in communities of practice in the public sector.
govuk  gds  community  technology  webdevelopment  appdevelopment  society  government 
october 2014 by garrettc
How designers prototype at GDS
We believe in designing in the open. Most of the ideas on this blog will be iterated on over time, some of them will test badly and never make it onto GOV.UK, a few might end up being patterns that we use everywhere.
gds  govuk  government  webdesign  prototype  process 
october 2014 by garrettc
VAT: supplying digital services and the VAT Mini One Stop Shop
A reminder, if you sell digital goods and services internationally and are VAT registered you need to look here
government  govuk  vat  tax  ecommerce  business 
october 2014 by garrettc
Poplus Components are independent pieces of software developed to solve a range of common problems encountered when building civic and democratic websites.
api  democracy  tools  web  society  government  community  campaigning  council  research  journalism  history 
october 2014 by garrettc
A time for sharing (government content on Facebook and Twitter)
"We prioritise rigorously based on evidence of user need, and this particular feature has been queued for a long time because zero end users have ever requested it, and all users in several rounds of guerrilla testing were able to share GOV.UK links to social networks easily by copying and pasting them."
twitter  facebook  sharing  socialnetworking  govuk  government  research 
december 2013 by garrettc
YouTube, Budget Consultations, and how a great blogger made it better still
How Monmouthshire council used You Tube to reach a wider audience for their budget proposals, and how they improved their presentations.
council  budget  government  opendata  data  consultation  gds 
january 2013 by garrettc
If the government can do it….
Leisa Rechelt talks about the impact of the new site and having a case study to show organisations that a good user experience starts with the organisation itself changing.
government  govuk  webdesign  webdevelopment  userexperience  wdcsintranet 
november 2012 by garrettc
Plain Language: Improving Communications from the Federal Government to the Public
Every org needs this. "The law requires that federal agencies use "clear Government communication that the public can understand and use."
wdcs  wdcsintranet  language  communication  business  society  government 
august 2012 by garrettc
Obama Administration Launches Sweeping Shift to Mobile
"As part of the President's commitment to delivering a 21st century government, he is issuing a directive today requiring that each major Federal agency make two key government services the American people depend on available on mobile phones within the next 12 months." - May 2012
government  society  responsivedesign  webdevelopment  mobile  wdcsintranet  mobileweb  multiscreen 
august 2012 by garrettc
Tips on running an effective agile project from the GDS team.
agile  scrum  projectmanagement  bestpractice  government  govuk  teams 
may 2012 by garrettc
GDS design principles
Government Digital Services have published the initial draft of their guiding design principles: "Number 1: Start with Needs (user, not government)."
design  government  guidelines  principles  webdevelopment  bestpractice  wdcsintranet  webdesign  designthinking  uxoxford2012  oxdug2013 
april 2012 by garrettc
Free Speech is Only As Strong As the Weakest Link | Electronic Frontier Foundation
"Speech on the Internet requires a series of intermediaries to reach its audience. Each intermediary is vulnerable to some degree to pressure from those who want to silence the speaker."
communication  freedom  society  policy  government  isp  dns  searchengine 
november 2011 by garrettc
Who does what in Whitehall and beyond
Interactive organisation charts for the Civil Service
government  opendata  organogram 
june 2011 by garrettc
The role of the Internet as a platform for collective action grows
A recent Pew Research Center study revealed that Internet users are more likely to be active participants, with some 80 percent of Internet users participating in groups, compared with 56 percent of non-Internet users.
democracy  socialmedia  government  online  participation  charity  volunteer 
january 2011 by garrettc
World Government Data
The one-stop shop for World Government datasets from The Guardian.
data  statistics  government  opendata  database  research 
january 2010 by garrettc
What the government doesn’t understand about the Internet, and what to do about it
"There are, obviously, more reasons why the Internet isn’t like electrification or shipping containers. But keeping the narrative simple is always valuable when proposing anything."
internet  government  politics  uk  policy  strategy  mysociety 
june 2009 by garrettc
Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) homepage
"The British government's Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology retains PhD and EngD students to produce POSTnotes, information-dense 4 page summaries of science and technology issues, aimed at informing members of parliament."
reference  science  research  technology  uk  policy  government 
december 2008 by garrettc
Dark Miracle
A travelogue by Joshua Ellis about visiting the Trinity test site, home of the Manhattan Project.
art  blog  culture  death  government  history  information  philosophy  politics  reading  science  research  nuclear  atomic  bomb  journalism 
april 2006 by garrettc

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