To mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day today, Dan Leech (Interaction Designer) shares his experience of designing accessible maps for the check for flooding service.
James Alderman is a Programme Manager in Defra’s Digital Data and Technology Services (DDTS) function, working under a supplier arrangement through James Harvard. James has been working on a major project to upgrade and migrate a key IT system that manages Environmental Stewardship (ES) agreements for the Rural Payments Agency (RPA). The project has generated valuable information and insight that will help projects in the future.
All IT solutions have limitations, but if clearly communicated, those limitations can help explain design intent and highlight strengths, as Oliver Tearne from the Department of Epidemiological Sciences at the Animal and Plant Health Agency discovered.
Lead Delivery Manager Alex Knell tells us how a Defra Digital delivery team has played a significant role in the introduction of the UK’s first Clean Air Zone, which launched in Bath this week - the first step towards tackling Bath’s air pollution problem.
We’re celebrating National Careers Week with a post from Defra Digital fast streamer Sean Crotty who reflects on a rollercoaster year-long posting that’s seen him build robots, wear pyjamas for work and come to the realisation that the Civil Service is better than working in telly.
To celebrate National Random Acts of Kindness Day Defra Digital Senior Content Designer Danielle Vincent shares her experiences of giving and receiving kindness during lockdown.
Ilia Phoursa, a former financier turned Defra business analyst, lifts the lid on the importance of analysis in helping shape digital solutions, and how achieving a good work life balance can make all the difference.
Defra Chief Digital Officers Myra Hunt and Harriet Green reflect on a year like no other for Defra Digital, as Covid-19 shaped the work we did, where we did it and how we worked with each other.
To celebrate International Men’s Day senior delivery manager David Thomas shares his experiences of one of the most segregated areas in our society - raising children.
As International Stress Awareness Week gets underway one of our content designers, Sally Davis, opens up about her own experiences of managing stress and offers some tips for spotting the signs and dealing with them early.