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Podcast - Think digital, act human: future ways of working

What is future ways of working and why is it important? Jack Collier, Head of Digital for School Services, talks to Adaobi Ifeachor about designing office spaces now that we return to work, and how this impacts culture as well as diversity and inclusion.

Podcast - Think digital, act human: why are communities of practice good for organisations?

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In DfE we have more than 10 communities of practice, all at different stages of maturity. Jen Staves, Head of Profession for content design talks to Adaobi Ifeachor about the intrinsic value of these communities.

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.