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Thought Pieces

We ask people from across the public sector and design industries to expand the concept of Open Policy Making and ask the questions that no one else will. These blogs look to the future and make you think.

Imagine a new mindset: the policy designer

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I'm leaving both Lab and the Civil Service this week to join Deloitte Digital. But I know that I’m leaving a team and movement that is the future of the Civil Service. From its culture, to it's people and its ways of working; this is how the civil service will look in 10 or 20 years. And this is why.

Parents, partnerships and why platforms aren't just digital

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Platforms through partnerships I’ve been thinking recently about what we can learn from Government Digital Service’s organising principle of ‘Government as a Platform’.  This is the idea of shared digital systems or an open platform, first coined by Tim O’Reilly …

Graphic design and policy making

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For the last three years I have spent my time cycling in between Policy Lab in Westminster, the Government Digital Service in Holborn and London College of Communication in Elephant and Castle. I had decided that after 10 years in a fairly traditional civil service career path I wanted to do something more ‘creative’ and decided to do a part time Masters in Graphic Design.