“No one’s laughing at the lenses”, or the service-dominant logic of my new pair of specs

I'm typing this on the sofa. Across the living room, the laptop display is mirrored to the television. I can comfortably read them both. Unremarkable to you, maybe. To me it seems like magic because just before Christmas I picked up my first pair of varifocals. While people have been complimenting me on the frames … Continue reading “No one’s laughing at the lenses”, or the service-dominant logic of my new pair of specs

Delivering digital service: this much I have learned

The year is 2000. I am a product manager. I’ve worked with designers and a usability specialist to specify a new feature for a consumer news service for a major telecoms operator. But what comes back from engineering is unrecognisable. It doesn't work as we specified. Worse than that, the engineers have added all sorts … Continue reading Delivering digital service: this much I have learned

More serene: Two and a half years into my work at NHS Digital – part 3

In part 1 of this update, I looked at what's changed for me at work over the past 6 months. In part 2, I shared what I've learned through my participation in the NHS Leadership Academy's Nye Bevan Programme. To round off these reflections, I'm thinking about what's next, with a nod back to the … Continue reading More serene: Two and a half years into my work at NHS Digital – part 3

Things I have learned: Two and a half years into my work at NHS Digital – part 2

In part 1 of this update, I talked about some of the things that have changed for me at work over the past six months. Much of that is down to the challenge, support and learning I’ve experienced on the NHS Leadership Academy’s Nye Bevan Programme. The programme is designed to: ”develop the skills, knowledge, … Continue reading Things I have learned: Two and a half years into my work at NHS Digital – part 2

Levelling up: Two and a half years into my work at NHS Digital – part 1

I’m starting to write this on a sleepy Friday evening train back to Leeds, two and a half years and one day since I started at NHS Digital. I won’t publish it for a week or so now, out of deference to the pre-election period. This morning at Leeds Station I popped my postal vote … Continue reading Levelling up: Two and a half years into my work at NHS Digital – part 1

Weeknote: 28 October to 1 November 2019

1. What inspired me this week? All the likes and retweets for our user-centred design graduate scheme - open for applications until 30 November! Getting along to the weekly design huddle for the first time in a while. Sam's spooky Hallowe'en presentation of a challenging piece of work was excellent. Meeting former GDS Academy colleagues, … Continue reading Weeknote: 28 October to 1 November 2019

Weeknotes: 14 to 25 October 2019

A 2-week batch of weeknotes, having taken time last week to finish my NHS Leadership Academy Nye Bevan Programme element 2 submission. Things at work have been changing fast during the weeks that I've been writing this critically reflective essay, but the whole process has helped me to clarify what I need to focus on, … Continue reading Weeknotes: 14 to 25 October 2019