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Start your week right: read these

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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. A final piece on our theme of service design is really interesting Medium article about how service design should be used to build our cities. Check it out here.
  2. Design for Europe, which had a fantastic piece about your very own Open Policy Making and Policy Lab teams a few weeks ago has a look at how a design and innovation programme helped to boost the public and private sector in Norway. Have a read of it here.
  3. John Waterworth has written a great blog for the Government Digital Service User Research blog and looked at a great but simple way to map a users experience. Although this is aimed at digital service this works just as well for looking at the experience of a policy. You can read it here.
  4. FastCompany goes on an in-depth look at how Obama has hired top talent to redesign health in the US to reboot how government works.
  5. And finally, Ninjeri Pandit is the Digital Services Lead at the NHS and she explores how women are changing the IT sector in public services.

We've been using the hashtag #FridayThoughts with questions and topics that we want to answer and explore with our followers.

Last week we asked about the future of consultations as government continues to use in depth user research and open policy making to deliver policy and services. What do you think is the style and future of consultations? Let us now your thoughts by tweeting them @openpolicy



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