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Start your week right with these quick reads. Every Monday we'll send out blogs, reports, discussions and events to help inspire, inform and excite you for the rest of the week. 

  1. With service design increasingly on the radar across government, Adam Tostevin has looked at what this means for government services and agile design. It has a digital tint, but his blog post for the Department of Work and Pensions on Carers Allowance is a great look at how agile works and the mindset it needs.
  2. Design for Service Innovation & Development (DeSID) has released its final report on changes in services design. It takes an in depth look through six case studies and also interviews 49 design agencies about service design. The design council also has a good look at the report if you don't want to read the whole thing. You can find that here.
  3. With this weeks theme certainly covering service design, the Spider Conference in Dublin last week was a great success and we'll be blogging about it in the coming weeks. But for those interested in how to do service design in your policymaking area, the resources available at the Spider Service Design Toolkit are brilliant. Check them out:
  4. Our wonderful own Dr Lucy Kimbell has been interviewed by the Service Design Network and it can be found here.
  5. And finally - if you've read through all this and are lost and confused then this introduction by the Service Design Network should help you, and this great piece by the design council will tell you why the public sector needs it.

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