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Starting as a designer in government when you’re working from home

5 of GDS’s new designers meeting virtually in a video call

GDS’s design team grew since moving to remote working in March. For the new designers, it meant having a different start. In this blog post, 5 of them share their experiences, what it was like and what was challenging.

Designers assemble! The cross-government buddy group pilot

A design buddy group session in action with a laptop computer standing in the background and a teacup saying GOV in the foreground

Hundreds of designers in all parts of the UK government are longing for exchange while mostly working remotely. A recent design buddy group pilot brought over 170 of them together. In this blog post, the initiators share what they did and what’s next.

Introducing the user-centred design and data community

A computer standing in a room, its screen shows a slidedeck reading ‘UCD and data community’

There is a new community of practice for anyone working on services that collect, analyse, visualise and publish data and applying a user-centred lens to them. This blog post introduces the community and describes its purpose, code of conduct, and the areas it will focus on.