Weeknote: 16 to 22 March 2020

What inspired me this week? So much to choose from, but these tweets from James sum it up... https://twitter.com/jiggott/status/1241308962718461952 Our user researchers moving rapidly away from face-to-face research without remotely compromising on the importance of involving users. This has been a real community effort, with lots of hints, tips and tools being shared under the … Continue reading Weeknote: 16 to 22 March 2020

Weeknote: 9 to 13 March 2020 – “We have the best team” edition

For a couple of Christmases I was part of the NHS.UK senior leadership team. When they were making the holiday cover rota, I used to joke, "you know where I am if there's a service design emergency". Well I won't be making that joke again. We have a Slack channel where designers share weekly updates … Continue reading Weeknote: 9 to 13 March 2020 – “We have the best team” edition

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

Weeknote: 7 to 11 October 2019

1. What inspired me this week? My former colleague Andy Callow published reflections on his first 6 months as Chief Digital Information Officer at Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. I'm missing Andy's wise reflections at NHS Digital, but it's great to know he's more-than-surviving at KGH. NHS X CEO Matthew Gould joined us at … Continue reading Weeknote: 7 to 11 October 2019