Digital

  • Collaborating on Open Data in Scotland

    28th September 2021 by

    Blog by Martin Macfie, Head of Open Data in the Scottish Government’s, Digital Directorate. Hi, my name is Martin Macfie and I head up a small team working on Open Data. Our team has two main roles. The first of these is to provide the direction of travel for open data policy in Scotland; the…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Making the most of user research findings

    14th July 2021 by

    Blog post co-written by Mark Daniels, Aleksandra Kaleta-Pyrek, Daniel Migliorelli and Fiona Wragg In this blog post, Mark Daniels,  Daniel Migliorelli and Fiona Wragg who work in the Digital Transformation Division of the Scottish Government’s Digital Directorate and Aleksandra Kaleta-Pyrek who works in Social Security Directorate share discovery findings showing that standardised processes for sharing…

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  • Introduction to Data Standards and Open Data in Scottish Government

    13th July 2021 by

    Hi, my name is Shona Nicol and I work in the Scottish Government’s, Digital Directorate and head up a team that covers technical data policy, where I lead on data standards. Along with Martin Macfie, who leads the team on Open Data, we wanted to start a series of blogs on the use of data…

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  • Finding public sector data

    23rd June 2021 by

    Hi, my name is Shona Nicol, and I head up a team in the Scottish Government’s, Digital Directorate, that covers technical data policy, from data standards, open data to data innovation, and I’d like to share the details on a recent CivTech Challenge that I’m sponsoring. The Challenge is ‘How do we use technology to…

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  • Connecting Scotland – Over £48 million to get 60,000 citizens online

    24th March 2021 by

    Blog by Katie Lyne, Communication manager, Digital Participation Team. 2020 was a year that no one could predict. Governments around the world rallied to support and protect their citizens and Scotland was no exception. When it launched in May 2020 Connecting Scotland aimed to tackle digital exclusion and enable citizens to access the services they…

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  • Priorities for 2021 to help the Digital Directorate make government services better

    24th March 2021 by

    Blog by Serena Nusing and Sam Ernstzen, User Centred Design team, Digital Transformation Division. The job of a service designer in Digital is to advocate for the Scottish Approach to Service Design and to support the development of user-centred, accessible and effective services. In this blog Serena Nusing, senior service designer, and Sam Ernstzen, service…

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