Defra Digital Delivery Manager Mike Douthwaite tells us about a working typical day for him which includes everything from agile working to supporting product managers, to recruiting new team members, and celebrating success.
Head of Interaction Design Cathy Dutton lifts the lid on the changes she is making in her team to create opportunities for service designers which enable them to visualise the full service as a user would understand it.
Dave More from Defra’s Digital Robotics Automation Centre of Excellence (DRACoE) shares his reflections on a year which has seen his team turn a fledgling robotics capability from concept to reality.
Lead Content Designer Jeni Street shares her tips for anyone out there who's considering applying for content design roles at Defra.
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.
Cathy Dutton (Interim Head of Interaction Design) reflects on setting up a User Centred Design Community of Practice (COP) for a small team at Defra’s Warrington digital hub.
Imran Hussain reflects on his first month in the Community of Practice lead role for the Defra group.
A few weeks ago, we were invited to speak at an internal event for managers in one part of Defra. The subject of our talk was "What are digital skills, and how do we develop them?" We think that good …
A few weeks ago, a group of people from Defra’s delivery manager community of practice paid a visit to colleagues at the Ministry of Justice. We’d heard great things about how they ran their own communities, and how those communities …