Writing

One Team Gov – Scotland?

Yesterday I attended the #oneteamgov, an event spearheaded by Kit Collingwood of Ministry of Justice (and made possible by countless other people) you can find out about here. Kit’s reasons for starting it are quite simple on bringing together Government as one team, the first focusing on bringing digital and policy closer together. More largely …

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Designing movements like a service

Inside, outside and on the edge During the past decade of my career, I’ve had the good fortune of working on the inside, outside and on the edge of large institutions. Be that government, public bodies or for profit entities, I’ve been both employed and hired to re-design services for them. At Snook, we’ve always designed with people …

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Referendum cafe meets tea and cake

I’ve just come back from “Tea and Cake: A chat about #whatnowscotland” a great session hosted at the Referendum Cafe on it’s last day as democratic hub organised by the energetic Kim Simpson. A splendid effort by the Referendum Cafe’s lead, Lizzie Smith whose determination to bring politics to the pavement never wavered, nor did the support of Katherine Mackinnon in the process. …

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