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Working with content designers to improve GOV.UK information for cattle keepers

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Paul Wilkinson and Danielle Vincent share their experience of their teams working together to make information on GOV.UK simpler and clearer for cattle keepers.

Collaborative design: how content and interaction designers can work together to solve problems

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On the left a woman with shoulder length brown hair and wearing a grey jumper, on the right a man with short fair hair wearing a a white tshirt with a dark jumper and blue jacket,

Senior Content Designer Caroline Vickers and Senior Interaction Designer Joe Horton recently worked together on a GOV.UK service. They share how they found collaborative ways of working and the tools that worked best.

Working well with subject matter experts: 6 tips for content designers

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Anna is stood holding her bicycle on a single track road. She is wearing sunglasses, a white top and orange shorts. Above her you can see Glastonbury Tor.

From explaining your role to working out their pain points, Content Designer Anna Scott shares tips for creating great relationships and working well with subject matter experts  Hi, I’m Anna. I joined Defra as a content designer just over a …

How mountain bike guiding makes me a better content designer

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Steph with her bike on the top of Snowdon, a mountain in Wales. Behind her, the sun is shining through clouds. Steph is wearing sunglasses, and a blue cycling helmet with a matching top.

Steph Duits threw all her energy into mountain bike guiding, running a successful mountain bike holiday company. And then she discovered content design. In this post, Steph reflects on transferable skills from the most unlikely places. With contributions from Content Designer Anna Scott.