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FutureGov feat. Measurement Camp
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FutureGov feat. Measurement Camp

Today I attended the FutureGov meets Measurement Camp session held at Edelman in Victoria. It was a mix of some of the usual (and always pleasant to see) faces and a lot of faces I didn’t recognise – always a bonus! And Edelman provided a pleasant space and plenty of tea and coffee to keep...

UK Govcamp was good fun. What happens next?
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UK Govcamp was good fun. What happens next?

I’ve obviously waited a couple of weeks to write this. I suppose I didn’t want it to feel like a recap of the event by writing it within a day or so, or something that followed on the heels of a torrent of blog posts over the following week – some of which I’ve read,...

Open data is not a panacea – but it is a start
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Open data is not a panacea – but it is a start

Today the UK Government officially launches its effort to open up UK data. This is a project that I am proud to have even a small part in developing. In certain circles there is a real fervour around the release of data, this being the essential ingredient missing to give citizens the power to manage...

Built in 2 weeks – the Pendulum swings
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Built in 2 weeks – the Pendulum swings

Q: How long should it take to develop a new digital product? A: As long as it takes to get it right – within the limits of time, scope and budget (oh, and don’t forget the needs of the user… and the organisation) I am a long-time believer in the User-Centred Design process. For me...