Digital

  • 8 common content design myths that content designers want you to stop believing

    12th November 2019 by

    There are lots of assumptions, misconceptions and myths about content design that just won’t die. Here are just a few and why they’re not true. 1. Content design is about words This is a popular one. Words are one way to present complicated content, but they’re not the only way. Examples of other types of...

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  • Why I thought Agile was a fad and why it’s not – Scottish Digital Academy

    30th September 2019 by

    Have you ever wondered what is Agile? And whether or not it’s a fad or if it’s here to stay? Find out what our guest writers Jen and Hilary had to say about their experience prior to attending one of our courses as well as what they had to say after. Jen Mcleod, Scottish Government...

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  • Accessibility and public sector websites

    23rd September 2019 by

    Kevin White, Head of Accessibility with the Scottish Government’s Office of the Chief Designer, explains what the legislation means if you’re a public body and what you can do to meet the requirements. What is accessibility? Accessibility describes a quality of a thing, whether a website, building or cooker. An accessible product or service is...

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  • Digital Identity Scotland – Digital identity within a digital economy

    13th September 2019 by

    Our programme team has learned a lot about digital identity over the last couple of years. From the stakeholder and expert group meetings we have hosted, to the market research we have gathered, we have built up a wealth of information that has helped to shape the direction of our programme. You may have already...

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  • Opportunity to work with SPPA, Scottish Public Pensions Agency

    27th August 2019 by

    The Scottish Public Pensions Agency (SPPA) administers pensions on behalf of the Scottish Government for Teachers, the Police and Firefighters as well as for employees of the National Health Service in Scotland. The agency are looking to transform to improve the way they provide this vital service to the public sector. To make sure we...

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  • Payments Project – Alpha Partner wanted!

    12th July 2019 by

    The bidder day on 19 June at the Civtech offices in Edinburgh was a great success. 32 people from 22 companies joined us to hear about our future plans, service standards and ways of working. There was a lively questions and feedback session which was incredibly useful for the programme team. We will be issuing...

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  • Digital Identity Scotland – OIX White Paper

    3rd July 2019 by

    The recent conclusion of our Alpha phase is the culmination of several months’ work to understand and test some specific ideas related to digital identity in more detail. We are grateful to all stakeholders who have assisted us in this important phase of the digital identity programme. So what have we learned and what are...

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  • Scottish Approach to Service Design: Creating Conditions for Change

    3rd July 2019 by

    This blog is by Dr Dhruv Sharma, User Reaserch Lead at the Scottish Government. Amongst all the exciting stuff I do within Scottish Government’s Office of the Chief Designer, one crucial part of my job is replying to the question, “so, what does Scottish Approach to Service Design actually mean?”   Thankfully we now have...

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  • Sharing and Reuse Conference: Bucharest 2019

    21st June 2019 by

    Blog by Sophie Finlayson, Scottish Government – Data, Statistics and Digital Identity Division. We wanted to share a few of the highlights from the European Commission’s Sharing and Reuse Conference which Roger Halliday and the Data Standards team attended in Bucharest last week. What’s it all about? The European Commission run a programme called ISA2...

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  • Champions in action: my reflections by Dean Rhodes

    18th June 2019 by

    It’s hard to believe it’s June, but here we are. We’re officially at the halfway point of 2019 and in this month’s blog, our Agile coach Dean Rhodes takes the centre stage. In this blog Dean highlights his experience attending the Scottish Digital Champions programme, the lessons learned and the interesting ways they are linked...

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