Digital

  • Making our data machine readable

    7th June 2019 by

    The Data Standards team are based in Atlantic Quay in Glasgow and are working to improve the interoperability of public sector data by helping computers understand what our data means. So much data and information is available to us everyday but it’s not always in a format that we, the public, or computers (that act...

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  • Digital Identity Scotland – Learning from our stakeholders

    31st May 2019 by

    For more than a year now, our National Stakeholder Group has proved an important sounding board for the Digital Identity Scotland programme team’s work. Much has happened since our first meeting in February 2018. From gaining some wider perspective on ideas we have been exploring, to individuals and organisations working closely with us to explore...

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  • Payments Project – Bidder Day

    30th May 2019 by

    The project is now looking for partners to deliver the alpha phase  and is holding a bidder day on Wednesday 19th June, 10:00 – 13:00 in Civtech, Edinburgh. The attendance will be limited to 2 individuals per organisation and to book your place please use this Eventbrite link. The day will cover the following areas:...

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  • Payments Project – Secondment Opportunity

    23rd May 2019 by

    We’re looking for a Principal Architect to join the Scottish Government Payments Project team on a secondment basis for up to 23 months. In September 2018, the Scottish Government set up a small team to take a closer look at how we make and receive payments, initially with the aim of creating a robust business...

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  • Digital Identity Scotland – User research on the road, part 2

    12th April 2019 by

    Welcome to this latest update from the Digital Identity Scotland team, fresh from a field trip to bonnie Inverness. As you may have read in some of our previous posts, we have a very active strand of user research ongoing, to ensure our programme receives broad input from groups who would be likely to use...

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  • Digital Identity Scotland – User research on the road

    21st March 2019 by

    Welcome to this latest update from the Digital Identity Scotland team. From a user research and business analysis perspective, a lot of our recent work has focussed on understanding the various interests of service provider organisations in digital identity. This is a key area for our programme, for it is vital the process of proving...

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  • Payments Project – Introducing the Payments Project

    12th March 2019 by

    by Hugh Wallace In September 2018, the Scottish Government set up a small team to take a closer look at how we make and receive payments. This includes people from across the organisation to ensure we have the right skills and knowledge in the team. This is part of a much wider programme of public...

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  • Digital Identity Scotland – Workshop insight

    28th February 2019 by

    Graduate Fast Streamer Madeleine Fleming has been working with the Digital Identity Scotland team to support the design of the team’s programme for the last six months. As she prepares to leave the team at the end of her placement, Madeleine reflects on one of her final tasks – to deliver a service providers workshop....

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  • Inviting BSL users to take part in research and events

    28th February 2019 by

    Dr Philip J Kirk, Senior User Researcher, writes about how the Digital Directorate is helping to make events more accessible for the British Sign Language (BSL) community. As an organisation providing services for citizens, we’re responsible for making sure our research and events are inclusive and accessible. We must include people who feel excluded. Discussions...

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  • Scottish Government to host International Design in Government Conference

    27th February 2019 by

    Announcement from Sarah Davidson, Director General for Organisational Development and Operations. I am delighted to announce that Scottish Government will host the International Design in Government conference in Edinburgh on 25 – 26 June. The International Design in Government conference brings together an established community of designers working in government across the world. The theme...

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