I’ve spent the last 18 months leading Teacher Services. Teacher Services is one of DfE’s largest digital portfolios. We have long-lived service teams that are empowered to decide how to achieve their objectives. We’ve grown quickly and have been changing …
In this post, senior content designer Laura Croft explains how she went about organising work experience for 4 A-level students.
Even if you don’t know it yet, accessibility matters to you personally. In this post Marian Avery explains why, and talks about how to organise an accessibility scavenger hunt to help build empathy.
A short post recommending 2 simple techniques that can bring teams with different jargon, styles and culture, much closer together.
We want to make choosing a supply teacher easier for schools so we held a design sprint, produced a prototype and then tested it with school staff. Courtney Brtightwell tells us how it went.
In the first of 2 posts Jas Kang talks about what designers value most and how that informs the more detailed work they do in their design community.
Our design community is flourishing and we’re looking for more designers to join us. We ran open sessions with potential applicants to share the things that make our community unique – and tips on how to apply.
Common misconceptions about how content designers work sometimes affects the ability to build and run quality services in an agile way. Jen Staves shares the reality of their work and explains what they do at each stage of development.
Government services are changed and improved over time. People who work on them come and go. The continuity of why a service is how it is gets lost or forgotten, which is why keeping a ‘design history’ makes perfect sense. Here Paul Hayes talks about how DfE teams have created design histories for some of the department's services.