Martin worked remotely in his 39th week at DigitalService. He caught up with former colleagues on international work, operational frameworks for service assurance and service performance tracking. He also worked on iterating formats for the growing design team.
Martin followed up with some engaged readers of last week’s blog post, published another article and got deeper into OKRs for the coming quarter in his 38th week at the Digital Service.
In week 37, Martin published another co-authored blog post about design, focussing on visual culture and artefacts supporting digital transformation. He also looked at fundamentals like objective setting, design skill descriptions and making more exclusive meetings less opaque.
In his first week at Digital Service in 2023, Martin helped run accessibility training, translated an accessibility poster and edited the design skill definitions.
Rather little happened in Martin’s much shorter 34th week at DigitalService before heading into Christmas. However, he still prepared a blog post about the visual communication culture at Digital Service and might have wrapped up recruitment (for this very moment).
Week 33 was another busy one at Digital Service. Martin co-organised and co-ran a delivery offsite day for everyone in the design, engineering and product management profession. He also offered the new accessibility onboarding module for the first time.
In his 32nd week at DigitalService, Martin co-ran a half-day design team get-together and used it to reflect on achievements, review design principles and discuss the next priorities for the discipline.
Martin’s week 31 at the DigitalService was packed with workshops, training and other interactive sessions. He co-ran service design training, a lunch and learn session on the service standard, and welcomed a delegation from Egypt.
In week 29, Martin took a trip to the river Rhine to the city of Boppard to participate in the autumn conference of NExT, the German public sector community of practice network. In his weeknote, he reflects on the community, its formats, topics and the conversations he had at the event.
In his reflections for week 28 at the Digital Service, Martin writes about poster culture, an OECD call he attended and why tiny stickers are good indicators of a healthy culture.