The value in what’s free or hidden

The value in what’s free or hidden

Published on: 25 Jun 2015 by Tom - Leave a Comment
I’ve spent my career in the charity and public sector, where services are often offered to those in need for free at the point of delivery. This can present...
Digital services – doing the hard work for you.

Digital services – doing the hard work for you.

Published on: 15 Jun 2015 by Tom - Leave a Comment
One of the more ambitious design principles of the the Government Digital service is number four: Do the hard work to make it simple. But it’s not all about...
Presenting practical presentations

Presenting practical presentations

Published on: 14 Jun 2015 by Tom - Leave a Comment
“Death by powerpoint” is a phrase I’ve heard from someone at some point wherever I’ve worked. Hopefully if you work at GDS, or spend a lot...
Government digital services as a platform. Yes please.

Government digital services as a platform. Yes please.

Published on: 30 Mar 2015 by Tom - Leave a Comment
Yes to all of this: https://gds.blog.gov.uk/2015/03/29/government-as-a-platform-the-next-phase-of-digital-transformation/ And this needs to be just the start for...
One click ordering from Amazon is coming into your homes

One click ordering from Amazon is coming into your homes

Published on: 28 Dec 2014 by Tom - Leave a Comment
Amazon’s “one click” ordering is well know in online shopping, providing the easiest possible way to buy something from Amazon. But Amazon are...
Cloud computing has a way to go

Cloud computing has a way to go

Published on: 11 Nov 2014 by Tom - Leave a Comment
Cloud computing has a ways to go. I’m sure there is someone, somewhere, working on an app which can do this.
Apps that are good for your health – the NHS app library

Apps that are good for your health – the NHS app library

Published on: 23 Oct 2014 by Tom - Leave a Comment
I was signposted to the NHS App Library today by @danslee via @healthybrum. It’s been around for 18 months and is a safe and trusted collection of apps to...
Umbrellas up, heads down – how to still get your message seen

Umbrellas up, heads down – how to still get your message seen

Published on: 23 Oct 2014 by Tom - Leave a Comment
East Asian agency Ogilvy Asia have created a campain to promote holidays to Hong Kong residents as they battle through the rainy season. http://www.vimeo.com/94505970 I’m...
Robert Watson-Watt – inventor of radar and early agile practitioner

Robert Watson-Watt – inventor of radar and early agile practitioner

Published on: 21 Oct 2014 by Tom - Leave a Comment
A friend and ex colleague has recently returned to blogging with aplomb, posting a piece about being a recovering perfectionist. It made me think about a recent...
Being a digital human – a fear to break the magic

Being a digital human – a fear to break the magic

Published on: 20 Oct 2014 by Tom - Leave a Comment
I’ve been meaning to recommend the BBC Digital Human radio show and podcast since my wife found it a few weeks ago and it’s one of those programs that...