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Mike Bracken on what transformation means.
Simon Swales from DSTL on developing the skills to develop with messy problems.
George Goode on eight considerations for how people interact with social media in 2015.
Nesta's predictions for 2015.
Catherine Howe on what NHS Citizen, among others, means by 'active listening'.
Stefaan Verhulst for GovLab on policy making for people who behave like people (HT the lovely @gquaggiotto).
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Enrique Mendizabal on getting people to agree there's a problem before you offer them a solution.
The Interaction Design Foundation on five rules of UX design.
David Willetts blogs for Policy Wonkers, the house blog of the King's College London Policy Institute, on evidence-based policy and the precautionary principle (via the Alliance for Useful Evidence).
Mike Davidson writes in Medium on how diversity benefits design.
Listen to Rachel Burstein and Alissa Black on how innovation offices in government succeed.
Sandford Borins on the things leaders think make public sector innovation work (HT @thomkearney).
Tweets of the week
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