22nd November 2018 by Stewart Hamilton
Guest post by Agile coach, Dean Rhodes from the Scottish Digital Academy, Scottish Government. Our aim at the Scottish Digital Academy is “building capability to deliver digital transformation” but what does that actually mean? Well, on our courses, we focus on two main things, why we are building that service and how we build the...
1st November 2018 by Digital Identity Scotland
The Online Identity Assurance team held its third and final Stakeholder Group meeting of 2018 this week, bringing together a wide range of people with interest in our work. The meeting, chaired by Scottish Government’s Chief Data Officer Roger Halliday at Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh, brought together 15 individuals from our Stakeholder Group, 11 who...
17th October 2018 by Digital Identity Scotland
As work of the Online Identity Assurance programme approaches the start of the prototyping ‘alpha’ phase next month, it’s that time again for our National Stakeholder Group meeting. In the last blog post, we outlined the work we were planning to do with Open Identity Exchange (OIX). Since then, the project team has held 2...
19th March 2018 by Digital Identity Scotland
In what feels like no time at all, we are approaching the end of the first phase of our work to develop a common approach for online identity assurance in accessing public services. As we set out in our Programme Plan, within our initial Discovery phase, we have been researching and scoping out the challenge...
25th April 2017 by dawnkofie
We know that effective engagement with subject matter experts plays a huge part in creating content that works. It helps users quickly find easy-to-understand and accurate information, without having to know the ins and outs of Scotland’s public service landscape.
13th April 2017 by Sarah Davidson
Have you seen the Scottish Government’s updated Digital Strategy yet? We’ve been busy since the publication of the 2011 original, “Scotland’s Digital Future: A Strategy for Scotland”, and we’ve made significant progress against the ambitions set out there. Through improvements in infrastructure, fibre broadband has been delivered to 85% of Scottish premises and in digital...
10th April 2017 by Sarah Davidson
I thought that the discussions at the diversity in Scotland’s digital sector unconference would be challenging, enlightening and informative, and I wasn’t disappointed. In the voting session at the start, and the discussions I joined later on, I was struck by attendees’ enthusiasm and the strength of their desire to break down barriers and improve...
21st March 2017 by dawnkofie
Mozafar Haider Ibrahim is an Edinburgh-based software developer and a CodeYourFuture mentor. He describes how the organisation celebrates, and benefits from, the diversity of all the people involved in it.
17th March 2017 by Jono Ellis
A look at how we've designed our #scotdigidiversity diversity in digital unconference to be inclusive.
13th March 2017 by Alex Humphry-Baker
Alex Humphry-Baker is a Senior UX Designer at Bemo. She explains how diversity can help make sure that technology isn’t prejudiced, and doesn’t prop up damaging stereotypes. “Once you skip ahead to think technology will either harm everything or solve everything, you’ve effectively removed the need to apply critical thinking.”