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Roundup: Postgres histograms, going tech free, and networking basics
June 14, 2019
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DesignOps – strengthening the impact of design
June 3, 2019
Design and design thinking are becoming recognised as key drivers for growth in technology companies, with major players like IBM and AirBnB leading the way. With an increasing number of designers employed by these companies, a new practice is em...
Roundup: The Business Value of Design
May 31, 2019
Roundup: Ruby strings and mob progamming
May 24, 2019
Roundup: Reconstructing Notre Dame, friends on the internet, and em...
May 17, 2019
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Introducing the concept of chatbots to older audiences
May 16, 2019
Chatbots are very much a current theme at the centre of a number of product teams at the moment. From exploring ways of meeting increasing service demand through to identifying the next “big” way of interacting with customers — there are a number ...
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Creating a user-centered back office planning system with Southwark...
May 15, 2019
Planning departments in local authorities are currently experiencing a sector-wide problem: back-end case management systems aren’t meeting the needs of the Planning Officers using them. Over the last few years, a number of pain points have emerg...
Roundup: 'Sharetown', feminism in Denmark, and portal HTML tags
May 10, 2019
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Working with UAL students in collaboration with char.gy
April 29, 2019
Just over two years ago, I graduated from London College of Communication on the then MDes Service Design and Innovation course. This year, I was invited back to help out with the collaborative unit. This unit is all about collaborating with other...
Roundup: Futuristic forms of government and Sorbet
April 26, 2019
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char.gy shortlisted in Digital Leaders DL100 2019 list
April 24, 2019
char.gy has been shortlisted within the ‘Digital SME of the Year’ category of this year’s Digital Leaders DL100 list — a list celebrating the teams and individuals who are working hard behind the scenes to secure the UK’s Digital Transformation. ...
Roundup: Wasabi and Stack Overflow insights
April 12, 2019
Roundup: You are not Google and a book about business strategies
April 5, 2019
Roundup: Staying healthy working from home, women coding power and ...
March 29, 2019
Roundup: How we managed to scale petitions last time and designing ...
March 22, 2019
Roundup: An interview with Kelly Holmes, discover why Ruby uses a l...
March 15, 2019
Roundup: AI reducing bills, personas and autocomplete history
March 8, 2019
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Unboxed and char.gy win DigitalAgenda Impact Award
March 8, 2019
Unboxed has won the 2019 DigitalAgenda Impact Award in the ‘Connected Cities’ category for our work with char.gy in supporting electric vehicle uptake by providing residents with an EV charging solution through existing on-street lampposts. The...
Roundup: How Browsers Provide Everything Users Need
March 1, 2019
Roundup: cURL commands and dealing with frustration in development
February 22, 2019
Roundup: Female tech founders and editing videos by editing text
February 15, 2019
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My first LRUG talk
February 13, 2019
My new year’s resolution was to do more stuff, there being two main reasons behind this: I feel happier and more fulfilled when I have a busier schedule I want to push myself and experience more things Luckily this aligns pretty nicely with ...
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Exploring how making changes to a service can have a knock on impac...
February 10, 2019
We often use tools such as risk mapping to think about potential effects of interventions in projects and how that might cause a problem in the future. These risks might be internal project risks (e.g. ‘not enough time to deliver the project’), mo...
Roundup: Write a novel in a month, getting women's work into galler...
February 1, 2019
Roundup: Engineering management and domesticated foxes
January 25, 2019
Roundup: Text messages, chat guidelines, dishwashers and Gandhi
January 18, 2019
Roundup: Rethinking Ruby symbols, Developer roadmap, Classic UI ani...
January 11, 2019
Roundup: Cheese, things nobody told me, music identification, podca...
December 21, 2018
Roundup: Action Mailbox, tech debt, doctors and computers, generati...
December 14, 2018
Roundup: requiring Ruby code, advent of code, the crypto-rich, and ...
December 7, 2018
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