croydon.digital drinks goes Back to the Future next Friday 5 April

Ash Balakrishnan / 28 March 2019

Come join the second of our new monthly informal socials next Friday, 5 April to connect and collaborate with the people who are making Croydon one of the most exciting tech communities in the country. For those who attended our first event at Limitless VR, I’m sure you’d agree it was a memorable experience. For … Continue reading “croydon.digital drinks goes Back to the Future next Friday 5 April”

Results of our first service assessment – did croydon.digital meet the standard?

Janine Sheridan / 27 March 2019

As part of our commitment to the Local Digital Declaration principles, we carried out our first service assessment on this site, the croydon.digital blog. Service assessments are the process by which we (and other right-thinking digital teams) check that the services we are delivering are high quality, using the Government Digital Service Standard as our guide. This first assessment … Continue reading “Results of our first service assessment – did croydon.digital meet the standard?”

Simple words work best for all users – including those with special needs

Samantha Watson / 26 March 2019

One of the most fascinating things about my job as a content designer is that you get an insight into how people understand the words they read or hear. I’ve recently taken a deep dive into how to communicate with young people with severe impairments and disabilities. My learning curve came when I noticed how … Continue reading “Simple words work best for all users – including those with special needs”

Croydon council’s digital service is hiring designers and user researchers

AnnieHeath / 25 March 2019

Do you have a ton of enthusiasm and experience in service design, content design or user research? Would you like to make a difference to the lives of thousands of people through your work, in an organisation serious about getting user-centred design at the heart of what we do? Then we would love to welcome … Continue reading “Croydon council’s digital service is hiring designers and user researchers”

Ten minutes to save ten grand

Will Callaghan / 15 March 2019

I worked for Croydon Council late last year helping Neil get his feet under the table and assess what changes needed to be made to how the council approaches digital, data and technology. It’s great to see the Croydon Digital Service now up and running. Recent chats about the Local Digital Declaration and how it’s … Continue reading “Ten minutes to save ten grand”

Free digital and agile awareness course in Croydon!

Dave Briggs / 13 March 2019

Our friends at the Government Digital Service are coming to Croydon on 20 March to deliver a course for public sector folk on digital and agile awareness. The course covers how to: describe what digital means across government demonstrate the behaviours to support a digital team culture by supporting user-centred design, agile and multidisciplinary team … Continue reading “Free digital and agile awareness course in Croydon!”