After recovering from another round of COVID, Martin was able to attend his colleague Charlotte’s TEDx talk in Potsdam. He also worked on new user-centred design roles and scalable accessibility training and various upcoming community events in his week 79 at Digital Service.
Maturing the approach to content design has been 1 of 5 annual topics for Martin. He is about to open the first-ever content design role in German government and works on accompanying content. Martin also does a breakdown of all significant activities until the end of the year in his week 78 at Digital Service.
On Thursday, Martin co-ran the annual Delivery Offisite with over 60 people from all delivery disciplines participating. On Friday, in his 77th week at Digital Service, he shared work on justice services with the advisory council of the government’s digital strategy.
In week 76, Martin worked closely with the team, developing the digital court claims service. He also co-led a session at the NExT camp and joined a community workshop of the Creative Bureaucracy Festival. During a lunch break, he gave his recent conference talk on the long slog of public service design to interested colleagues.
Martin took the big stage together with GDS colleague Kara to talk about the long slog of public service design. He also organised a community gathering for international colleagues and co-ran an open studio night – all part of the Service Design Global Conference in Berlin.
Discussing people’s performances and possible salary changes, participating in workshops and having many conversations throughout the short week, Martin was busy in week 74 at Digital Service. He also started preparing for the coming week, which includes a conference talk, a community gathering and an open studio night.
Martin was out and about in his week 73 at DigitalService, travelling to Edinburgh to participate and talk at the ‘Service Design in Government’ conference. With his GDS colleague Kara, he spoke about the long slog of public service design, a topic that resonated with people. Martin also co-ran a remote community of practice gathering on design systems for German public servants.
DigitalService opened its doors again in Martin’s week 72 there. He helped organise and run a public-facing meetup on ‘designing a more digital Berlin’. He also worked more closely with some teams, prepared performance reviews and saw the first peer-review report against the Service Standard getting published.
In week 71 at Digital Service, Martin welcomed 20 new Work4Germany fellows with a talk about enabling factors for public sector transformation. He also prepared the next Service Standard report for publication and announced local events for autumn.
Colleagues from the Federal Ministry of Justice joined for a 3-hour workshop around applying the Service Standard to new justice services and what that means in practice. Martin also participated in several workshops throughout his week 70 at Digital Service – discussing matrix org structures, cross-discipline objectives and improved ways of working together.