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This blog post from @CarolineFinucan on content design is great.

This is real experience from months of hard work, and Iโ€™ve watched the team tackle it.

Iโ€™m proud that the COVID Testing digital team constantly strive for better despite the environment.

digital.nhs.uk/blog/design-mat

The challenge will be making sure this really does become a trusted, maintained, and go-to place for the standards - and that itโ€™s complementary to other similar registries / lists from orgs like NHS Digital.

The value of the register will be in the freshness of the contentsโ€ฆ

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Iโ€™m a big fan of making things easy to discover and use. And part of the challenge of having official standards that are โ€œuseful, usable, usedโ€ is having somewhere that is the canonical source of truth.
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RT @mattstibbs
NHSX are building a Health & Social Care Standards Registry based on CKAN

digitalmarketplace.service.gov
twitter.com/MattStibbs/status/

Electric car people - has anyone else found that Type 2 charging points are gradually disappearing from public charging locations?

Last year was pretty full on, so I didnโ€™t really pay any attention to the news.

But did no one think to mention to me about the *Murder Hornets*?? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ

If you have a reasonably sized portfolio of products, and you have strong product and delivery management communities, where in your structure do those two communities โ€˜convergeโ€™?

Do you have leadership across both teams? Or do the communities just align within delivery teams?

Had a lovely trip to Wivenhoe in Essex at the weekend for the Wivenhoe Art Trail wivenhoearttrail.com and to visit @joangellartโ€™s exhibition in particular

We really love Joโ€™s art, and theyโ€™re even better in person. You should check out her stuff joangell.com/

โ€œThe tech behind the jab @richardmcewan1 @NHSDigital explains the infrastructure behind one of the worldโ€™s largest national COVID-19 vaccination programmesโ€

digital.nhs.uk/blog/tech-talk/

Google Meet seems to be consistently the worse conference call experience that I have to endure, by far (compared to Teams, Zoom, and even Slack).

The audio quality is sketchy and the video resolution is low (for both cameras and screen
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Shared experience?

Of course, it might be that we artificially constrain ourselves to those established patterns in a way that isnโ€™t intended by the design system itself..

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I do love design systems, especially Gov.UK / NHS.UK ones etc.

But I do find myself thinking every now and then that if our thinking wasnโ€™t constrained around those established patterns we might have more success with meeting niche needs.

Who writes DPIAs (Data Privacy Impact Assessment) in your organisations, in particular around technology change?

Is it the developers? The product managers? or is it people from the wider organisation who are sponsoring the new functionality / capabilities?

Read this blog post by our user research lead, Matt, about working in an unprecedented situation like covid testing digital.nhs.uk/blog/design-mat

On our daily 17:00 delivery call, and apparently one of the teams is planning a next week.

No idea what happens at one of those, but it sounds very responsible. ๐Ÿ˜‚

I should probably pitch something for @SDinGov having spent the last 16 mnths working on COVID stuff (I prob wonโ€™t ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ)

@SDinGov call for speakers closes this week - if youโ€™ve helped gov respond to COVID, you should pitch too! Iโ€™d like to hear about it.

govservicedesign.net/call-spea

Wait, this has just got really serious.
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RT @alexhern
As well as bringing down some websites entirely, the failure also broke specific sections of other services, such as the servers for Twitter that host the social network's emoji.
twitter.com/alexhern/status/14

I bet itโ€™s DNS... (itโ€™s always DNSโ€ฆ) ๐Ÿ™‚

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