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Open these: links for open policy makers (week 6)

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Welcome to Open these, a regular post dedicated to the blogs, reports and discussions from the week we think open policy practitioners will enjoy. Leave the authors a comment or join the conversation on Twitter! #openpolicy


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Head of OPM Maria Nyberg joined Tiago Peixoto, Catherine Howe, Graham Smith, and Simon Burall this week to talk about technology and democratic participation - check out Involve's report of the evening's discussions.

GDS's Leisa Reichelt on why it's important to remember internal systems also benefit from a focus on user experience.

Catherine Howe on the seven digital tribes - which are you? (OPM met Catherine this week - she's great and we were jealous of her excellent hot pink jacket.)

Tom Fishburne on the right level of risk appetite in organisations (don't sit down, you're rocking the boat).

Professor Colin Talbot from the University of Manchester discusses a post-graduate Policy Profession qualification.

FutureGov reports on how open policy making works in Japan.

Brian Heaton on experiments with crowdsourcing legislation in the US... but Philip Ball at BBC Future explores whether crowds really are wise.

Erica Dhawan shares how to unlock innovation through connectional relationships.

Mike from thirty8 Digital on how prototyping, user testing, and digital are transforming museums.



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Dates for the diary

Civil Service Live is in London Tuesday and Wednesday next week! OPM will be there to chat and there will be talks on policy making including Sir Jeremy Heywood and Chris Wormald's top tips, Policy Lab, and Paul Maltby, Director of Government Innovation.


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