Written 6 posts
28th February 2019
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…
27th February 2019
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….
21st February 2019
Dr Philip J Kirk, Senior User Researcher in the Digital Directorate shares an update on the work the Office of the Chief Designer is doing to help make events more accessible. As an organisation providing services for citizens, we’re responsible for making sure research and design activities are inclusive and accessible. This includes making sure…
14th February 2019
Making events more accessible This blog is by Dr Philip J Kirk, Senior User Researcher in the Digital Directorate. As an organisation providing services for citizens, we’re responsible for making sure research and design activities are inclusive and accessible. We must avoid unintentionally excluding anyone, for example because venues cannot accommodate an assistance dog….
17th December 2018
This is a blog by Dhruv Sharma and Anna Henderson in the Office of the Chief Designer about making sure everyone can participate in design activities. The way we deliver government is changing. Governments redesigning services around the needs of users is just one very practical example of this. It seems ironic that, while design…
29th November 2018
To celebrate World Digital Preservation Day (29 November) we’ve published guidance on web archiving. Working with National Records of Scotland and National Library of Scotland – the organisations who carry out legal duties to archive web content – we’ve created new archiving guidance for content owners across the public sector. Our aim is to make…