Hi, it's been too long since we talked about work, my work. Some updates.
There is a parliamentary Design Commission and they have written a good report about design in public services. Something I'm obviously interested in. It speaks favourably about GDS and once again I've blogged about it on the work blog.
Questions about that report in parliament are what led to Francis Maude talking about user needs, which I blogged about t'other day.
A beta of the digital service standard to be applied to all UK Govt services by April 2014 bit.ly/YbDLqH US should do this too— Tim O'Reilly (@timoreilly) March 14, 2013
A few weeks ago I was in Cape Town speaking at the wonderful Design Indaba conference. That deserves a whole blog post on it's own, so I'll do that soon. Incredible conference, wonderfully organised.
I spoke at the Design Council on Tuesday where I basically made a plea for "less reports, more delivery" and I'm speaking at the RCA next month as GOV.UK is featured in a Helen Hamblyn exhibition of 20 Inclusive Design projects.
It will be summer soon.
The kids are doing brilliant in their piano exams.
The dog is still with us, but getting older every day.
Joan has taken up croché.
I hope you have a great Easter.