• The Digital Support Hub: helping you create better digital services.

    24th September 2021 by

    The Digital Support Hub team based in the Scottish Government’s Digital Directorate blog about the new Digital Support Hub, a support and knowledge hub for building better digital services for the people of Scotland. Bringing the public sector’s digital knowledge together. The Digital Support Hub was launched to support the Digital Strategy for Scotland –...

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  • Bringing Ethics to the Forefront.

    23rd September 2021 by

    A blog by the Data & Intelligence Network(D&IN) comprised of  Scottish Government and our partners. The Data & Intelligence Network (D&IN) was established in May 2020 to provide evidence-based, objective analysis to inform local and national decision-making in response to COVID-19 outbreaks. Our framework Due to the complexity that often can accompany sharing data and...

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  • Scottish Government celebrates World Interaction Design Day (IxDD 2021).

    17th September 2021 by

    For the first time The Scottish Government will be hosting a series of presentations and talks from 28th to 30th September to celebrate this year’s World Interaction Design Day for internal staff. What is IxDD 2021? IxDD 2021 is an annual event where Interaction Designers and User Centred Design practitioners come together as a united global...

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  • Digital Commercial Service – Industry Engagement events

    16th September 2021 by

    The Digital Directorate’s, Digital Commercial Service are presenting a series of Industry Engagement events over 2021/22 in conjunction with ScotlandIS, the representative body for the Digital and Technology industry in Scotland. The first of which will take place on 21 September 14:00 – 16:00 and will provide an overview of the Scottish Digital Academy future...

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  • Linking the people and places of Scotland

    3rd September 2021 by

    Blog by the Data and Intelligence Network Management Office, Digital Directorate, Scottish Government. Working together The Scottish Government’s Data and Intelligence Network (D&IN) use data to support the delivery of business solutions to pressing critical issues which impact the people of Scotland. A new way of Thinking In March 2021, we, the Data & Intelligence...

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  • Getting up close with data standards

    18th August 2021 by

    Blog by Lucie Woellenstein, PhD intern in the Data Standards team, Digital Directorate. My name is Lucie Woellenstein and I am a PhD intern in the Data Standards team within the Open Data & Data Innovations team, in the Digital Directorate, Scottish Government. Some of you may remember my last blog, where I spoke about...

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  • Developing a digital leadership pathway

    13th August 2021 by

    Blog by Lee Dunn, Head of the Scottish Digital Academy, Digital Directorate. The Scottish Digital Academy provides high quality professional learning and training to develop digital skills to support transformation and service design across the public and third sectors in Scotland. We have a focus on building capability and nurturing talent across the Digital, Data...

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  • Who is working on Data Standards in the UK and Internationally?

    9th August 2021 by

    Blog by Lucie Woellenstein, PhD intern – Data Standards team, Digital Directorate. For the past couple months, I’ve had the fantastic opportunity to work with the Data Standards team in the Digital Directorate at Scottish Government. My role has been very versatile, and in this blog I want to talk about one piece of work...

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  • What is a design system and why do we need one for planning?

    21st July 2021 by

    A design system is a toolkit of reusable components which together make up the overall interface that users will interact with – this short guest blog by Scottish Government Digital Planning colleagues explores the process of creating such a system and the benefits it will deliver.  A design system is a toolkit of reusable components –...

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  • Scottish Digital Academy – Strategic Business Plan

    20th July 2021 by

    Blog by Lee Dunn, Head of the Scottish Digital Academy, Digital Directorate, Scottish Government. I joined the Scottish Government’s, Digital Directorate in April, as Head of the Scottish Digital Academy. I was previously a Lead Specialist Professional Learning and Product Manager at Education Scotland. I began my career as a school teacher, before taking on...

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