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Tag: Government Digital Service

Episode Eighty Six: Solid 2 of 2; Requests – GOV.UK 2018; Next

0.0 Station Ident Today, reading LinkedIn recommendations as they came in felt like reading eulogies. Apart from me not quite being dead. Not yet, at least. Or, I was dead and I hadn’t realised it yet. It doesn’t matter, anyway: all the recommendations from people I’ve enjoyed working with over the past three years just […]

Episode Thirty Nine: On Creativity; But What Is The User Need; Universal Service

And now, back to your regularly scheduled programming after the good Robin Sloan’s intervention. Let’s dive straight in. 1.0 On Creativity This particular reckon is based upon my last four-ish years of experience inside an advertising agency, but at the same time also drawing on the admittedly weird tentacles I have into other creative industries. […]

Episode Nineteen – Not Trying Is A Signal, Peak Game, EasyHard, SnapChat

1. Not Trying Is A Signal I wrote yesterday, in my bit about Fax Your GP (which, maybe not on its own, but certainly appears to have contributed to this recent decision to push back rollout of the care.data database a little[1]), that with ever increasing emphasis on customer service and user experience, the delta […]

Episode Nine: Everything In Silos, Forever and Ever, Amen

1. Everything In Silos Only one topic today, and a rambling one, at that. I’ve been working in capital-A advertising for nearly over 3 years now – just under a year at Wieden+Kennedy London, and coming up to 3 years at Wieden+Kennedy Portland. In that time, one of the most interesting things I’ve been exposed […]