Week #110 at the Digital Service: Notes for 3–7 June 2024

Martin wrote and gave 3 talks in his week 110. He had exchanges with folks from the UK Cabinet Office, the Free University of Brussels, Google, and Amazon. He also welcomed new people to the organisation with a reworked introduction including the new delivery principles.

Week #108 at the Digital Service: Notes for 20–24 May 2024

In week 108 at Digital Service, Martin summarised the accessibility work of the previous week in the all-hands session, co-delivered a talk on user-centricity and procurement, participated in a strategy exchange with the Chief of Staff & Strategy, and started preparing content for more new starters.

Week #107 at the Digital Service: Notes for 13–17 May 2024

Week 107 was intensively dense. Martin published a blog post, helped launch an accessibility tool, co-ran an accessibility check for a service team, helped review product designs in the legal space, gave a barcamp talk, built a conference website, and ran a portion of a 5×5 km relay race.

Week #105 at the Digital Service: Notes for 29 April–3 May 2024

The collaboration onion illustrating how our justice team works with partnering federal states and pilot courts

In week 105, Martin celebrated two years at Digital Service. He is still putting reflections together in writing but proudly co-presented the work happening around justice services with colleagues from UK Justice Digital. Martin also welcomed two new starters and contributed to creating an accessibility data tool.

Week #104 at the Digital Service: Notes for 22–26 April 2024

Martin supported the federal government’s digital strategy again in week 104 at Digital Service – this time with an input on the Service Standard. He also pitched an article about the standard for a journal, planned upcoming community events, and co-delivered a lunch and learn on presenting well.

Week #103 at the Digital Service: Notes for 15–19 April 2024

With internal and external exchanges on accessibility, the topic was much on Martin’s mind in week 103 at Digital Service. He supported a workshop and discussion with product and transformation managers about accountability for accessibility and also met with the team at the Federal Monitoring Centre for Accessibility.

Week #102 at the Digital Service: Notes for 8–12 April 2024

Martin’s week 102 at Digital Service was packed: He joined the Digital Council of the Federal State of Sachsen-Anhalt, wrote short bits on ‘why user research’ and ‘what’s content design’, and helped prepare some vision mock-ups for a justice service portal presentation.

Week #101 at the Digital Service: Notes for 1–5 April 2024

Four new user-centred design people started at Digital Service in Martin’s week 101. He welcomed them with a new format. He also continued interviewing more candidates and opened yet another role. Together with colleagues, he met with state-level experts on the topic to discuss accessibility.