Rethinking public health using behavioural science – Behavioural Insights Team

How could – and should – findings from behavioural science make us approach public health differently? This week, BIT offered a provocative answer to this question in the journal Nature Human Behaviour. It was also a question addressed by over 100 academics and practitioners at a recent workshop organised by BIT and Harvard’s Behavioral Insights…

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When Westminster Was Wikified – mySociety

Last Saturday (August 19th) at Newspeak House in London, mySociety and Wikimedia UK held the “Wikifying Westminster” workshop, a day-long event to encourage people to get involved with Wikidata, but also to give a taste of what people can build with the data that is already there. The vision: one day, complex investigations which currently…

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My first week as a service designer at DWP Digital – DWP Digital

Hi there! I’m Vimla Appadoo. I’ve just finished my first week as a Service Designer at DWP Digital, where I’ve hit the ground running joining the Fraud, Error and Debt product development unit. Vimla Appadoo, service designer, DWP Learning by doing One of the best things about my first week with the DWP has been…

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?7 hours with the content team: a visit from Dublin – Inside GOV.UK

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is the Irish equivalent of the NHS – its purpose is to build a high quality health service for the people of Ireland. Our core values are care, compassion, trust and learning. In the spirit of learning, 4 of us working on the HSE’s websites and digital content visited the…

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A fond farewell – dxw

After nearly two years at dxw, the time has come for me to move on. I have not been particularly good at writing blog posts for dxw. In fact, writing blog posts used to be a big part of a previous job, and then I only wrote about two per year. So when I was…

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