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Policy in the data age: Data enablement for the common good

Like companies in the private sector, governments from national to local can smooth the process of digital transformation—and improve services to …

Vic Health using Defence algorithm to predict flu outbreaks

An analytics tool developed by the Department of Defence's science and technology branch to guard against bioterrorism has found a new home in public …

The 50-Year-Old FOIA Is Getting an Update

Bloomberg announces the latest What Works Cities, President Obama plans to sign the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, expanding public access to …

Smart Cities

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A lot of people ask us how our projects save money. It’s a tricky question to answer because often, the benefits of improved digital services are …

Prototyping

Cambridge app maps decline in regional diversity of English dialects

The English Dialects App (free for Android and iOS) was launched in January 2016 and has been downloaded more than 70,000 times. To date, more than …

Language

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How to apply a design thinking, HCD, UX or any creative process from scratch

This how-to article aims at providing designers, creative thinkers or even project managers with a tool to set up, frame, organise, structure, run or …

Human-Centered Design

A Field Guide about Strategic Design inside Government: 9 Lessons from the Frontier

Originally published in May, 2016.<p>Let me be the first to welcome you to the public service! Now that you’ve taken your official oath, I can brief you …

8 health innovations transforming women's lives around the world

Among the many injustices women face globally, inadequate health care is one of the most serious.<p>In the developing world, where childbirth …

The 11 most impressive social good innovations from April

If you want to take on the world's most pressing problems, creativity and innovation are essential.<p>Every month, countless inventions come to public …

How the NHS will move from 'stone age to digital age'

<i>From helping humans live longer and hacking our performance, to repairing the body and understanding the brain, WIRED Health will hear from the</i> …

Do you know your kids’ immunisation schedule?

There was no way I could forget my daughter’s six week vaccination appointment. From the day she was born, I was constantly reminded of the …

Whooping Cough

The London escalator trial shows how our fear of change defeats logic | Masuma Rahim

Standing-only escalators can cut congestion by 30%, but persuading commuters of that wasn’t easy. How do you motivate people to engage in new behaviour?<p>The British are, notoriously, sticklers for rules and order. Woe betide the person who jumps the queue, or he who throws litter in the street, for …

38 Design Tips for Creating an Amazing User Experience

The SEO and online marketing landscape is one that is constantly in flux, changing with small steps or big leaps as the online realm itself evolves to stay in touch with what users want and need.<p>If you are still focusing your optimization and marketing efforts on keeping pace with search engine …

UI Design

The Practical Beginner’s Guide to User Research

Successful products are created by designers that know their users. Everyone else is designing in the dark.But with all the possible user research …

UX Design

Apple now collecting some ResearchKit data from users for its own research

Apple has started collecting some of the research data that users submit through apps using the company’s ResearchKit platform for the first time.<p>Users have noticed that at least two apps using the platform have been updated to note Apple as a secondary researcher, meaning it can now also collect …

Digital Health

Product Design & The Asshole Contingency

<i>Why not all users are your friend and you need to deal with it.</i><p>Designers tend to pull out the ole rose tinted glasses when they speak about the …

Front-End Style-Guides: Definition, Requirements, Component Checklist

<b>Summary:</b> Front-end style-guides help efficient design and testing, and enforce UI consistency. We present 8 style-guide requirements and 25 common …

Style Guides

Data lakes, don't confuse them with data warehouses, warns Gartner

After the hype comes disillusionment - and finally something of value emerges.<p>In mid-2014, a pair of Gartner analysts levied some trenchant …

The Industries That Are Being Disrupted the Most by Digital

We’re at a critical time for the digital economy. Digital is no longer the shiny front end of the organization – it’s integrated into every aspect of today’s companies. As digital technologies continue to transform the economy, many leaders are struggling to set a digital strategy, shift …

How to Choose the Right UX Metrics for Your Product

UX Design

The Five Different Types of Big Data

What is Big Data?<p>Everyone seems to have their own definition. To purists, it refers to software for data sets that exceed the capabilities of traditional databases. For a growing number of people, it’s shorthand for predictive analytics. To others, it just means a really staggering amount of 1s and …

Big Data

The why of the “social ventures incubator program?”

The City of Adelaide has shown incredible foresight and leadership last year when it tendered for a social enterprise incubator in Adelaide. You may …

The rebirth of the Obama Administration’s Apps.Gov

In 2009, the Obama Administration launched Apps.Gov, looking to revolutionize the way the federal government buys commercial technology and cloud-based products. The launch was a product of multiple factors: the desire for increased cloud-based products inside government, the push to improve the …

If you're worried about privacy, you should worry about the 2016 census

<b>The debate over warrantless mandatory data retention was just the tip of the iceberg, as the ABS's removal of census anonymity demonstrates, writes</b> …

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If there are two areas in government that would make the biggest splash in terms of innovation, you could make a strong argument for federal …

You Might Be Killing Innovation With This One Sentence

There is a common narrative out in the world that is killing innovation. A narrative that has somehow seeped into our collective consciousness.<p>The narrative states that being innovative is somehow a gift bestowed upon an exclusive group of people that look a certain way, and do certain …