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Podcast - Think digital, act human: Black voices in digital and technology

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What does it mean to be a Black digital and technology expert in government? Adaobi Ifeachor speaks to Virginia Brown, a Black Content Design Lead, Courtney Allen, a Black Associate Product Manager and Keisha Herbert, a Black Senior User Researcher, to learn about their journeys into the Civil Service.

How we brought our user-centred design professions closer together

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Jen Staves explains how she and other heads of profession brought 4 user centred design professions together to get a deeper understanding of the traits they share. Their insights are shaping how these communities support each other, and work better.

Podcast: the first in our 'Think digital, act human' series

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Emma Stace - chief digital and technology officer - gives her personal view on mental health during covid, and the conversations she's had about race in the past year. She also explains what service ownership and user-centred deign lab are and how these ways of working make such a difference.

Making the 'Apply for teacher training' service accessible from start

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Application forms and personal statements are not always the easiest things to do online. Here we explain how users' different accessibility needs have opened up this popular application service to a much wider audience.

Doing user research for service line mapping, at speed

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In our second post on service line mapping in the further education sector, Magda Bober explains the user research approach - local, immersive, and in 2 contrasting geographic locations. She also talks about how the findings are shaping policy.