28th January 2016 by Eachann Gillies
For some, the idea of using instant chat for work might sound counter-intuitive, but I’ve found it to really work. I’m often working in a different office from the rest of my team and it’s brilliant for those little thoughts or queries that just need a short answer.
29th October 2015 by Chris Connolly
As it's Halloween we couldn't resist a punny title and pumpkin pic for our blog post about barriers to using social media as a tool for policy makers in the Scottish Government.
22nd October 2015 by Christian Storstein
This week we finally did something we’ve been wanting to do for some time. We switched over to our new consultation hub. We have been using it for a good while, but since Monday it is the way we now do all our consultations.
22nd September 2015 by Leah Lockhart
The City Link network is a growing group of artists, academics and creatives of all shades who have an interest in creating democratic change in cities through artistic and cultural means.
6th August 2015 by Leah Lockhart
Dialogue is on demand software created by Delib, a small social venture focussed on creating tools that make it easy for governments to involve citizens in decision making.
29th July 2015 by Eachann Gillies
Today I had a somewhat startling realisation about expectations and stereotypes. We here at the Digital Engagement team love to talk about how important it is to know your audience.
19th June 2015 by Chris Connolly
We’ve come a long way since we launched in December. Trying to navigate the complexities of Scottish Government and promote ourselves across the organisation, we've had somewhat of an uphill battle.
9th June 2015 by Leah Lockhart
We are taking part in Participation Week by putting on some training and digital surgeries and yesterday we held our first session with the super talented Rosie McIntosh of Third Sector Lab on social reporting events.
7th June 2015 by Leah Lockhart
We've opened up our first instance of crowdsourcing ideas and suggestions today and it's all around open data.
2nd June 2015 by Leah Lockhart
Since we came together as a team last winter, we’ve largely focussed our energy on reaching policy teams- the people as close to the ground as you’re likely to get in Scottish Government. But lately we’ve been meeting with our Directors General (DGs) to help them talk and think through their digital aspirations and what...