Week #90 at the Digital Service: Notes for 15–19 January 2024

Martin met with various government and public sector colleagues in his week 90 at Digital Service. He visited ministries, the Federal Chancellery and had an exchange with colleagues developing other public sector design systems. He also progressed on his accessibility agenda and gave a related update in the weekly all-hands.

Week #89 at the Digital Service: Notes for 8–12 January 2024

In his first whole week of the year, Martin co-ran a workshop that brought together the Service Standard and digital check for digital-ready legislation. He also participated in a Berlin design roundtable organised by the city-state and its economic growth unit.

Week #84 at the Digital Service: Notes for 4–8 December 2023

Week 84 at Digital Service has been dense for Martin. He co-ran a community meetup on clear language, co-delivered a webinar on following the Service Standard, and co-facilitated his discipline’s Christmas get-together. The latter included a gingerbread house competition. Martin also spent significant time with justice services work.

Week #82 at the Digital Service: Notes for 20–24 November 2023

Martin helped prepare the 4th local public sector innovation meetup on reshaping urban mobility. He continued with staffing, hiring and recruitment duties. Together with his UK government colleagues, he made progress on preparing for the big 24-hour remote conference next week. He also prioritised accessibility activities in his 82nd week at Digital Service.

Week #81 at the Digital Service: Notes for 13–17 November 2023

Martin travelled across Germany in his week 81 at Digital Service. He attended the autumn conference of the community of practice network NExT in Wiesbaden to present his design community and give a talk. Afterwards, he co-ran the Public Service Lab Day, a conference in Cologne, together with the city’s innovation office.