What one thing….websites #lazyweb

I’ve been delighted with the response to a tweet I sent this morning: So far responses have included: @paul_clarke – mobile/screen size adaptation @Ermintrude2 – the reason I went is accessible and obvious. No auto video/audio! @jaxrafferty – Important that a website is credible: whether selling socks, travel or research findings. Oh, & that it is not full of … More What one thing….websites #lazyweb

Innovators are constantly asking why things aren’t done differently – the return of #innopints

A couple months ago, back in August, a handful of people (including @martinhowitt @fergusbisset @carlhaggerty @dalekdoctor @gerrynos and @samnixson) met at The White Hart at Dartington Hall for a couple hours of chat and a couple of drinks. At the time the loose connection was some interest (personal or by association) in innovation, hence the #innopints hashtag. We … More Innovators are constantly asking why things aren’t done differently – the return of #innopints

Innovators are constantly asking why things aren’t done differently #innopints

The title of this blog post is a quote from an article in The Economist: Think Different, that asks whether innovation can be learned. It provides a whistle-stop summary, nothing earth shatteringly new, but it does identify five traits, or habits of mind, of disruptive innovators. They are: 1. associating   2. questioning   3. observing   4. networking   5. … More Innovators are constantly asking why things aren’t done differently #innopints

Evidence Informed Practice in the Design of Services

I’m currently sat at Stockholm train station en route to ServDes – a service design and innovation conference taking place this week in Linköping. Tomorrow myself and Ferg are running an unconference session, we’re hoping to talk to people there about what they consider evidence to be and how they use it in their practice. … More Evidence Informed Practice in the Design of Services

Change is a coming

“The rate of change in the business world is not going to slow down anytime soon. If anything, competition in most industries will probably speed up over the next few decades. Enterprises everywhere will be presented with even more terrible hazards and wonderful opportunities, driven by the globalization of the economy along with related technological … More Change is a coming

Doing things differently….systems and services

I’m going to start by apologising for what will not be my most reflective, coherent or considered blog post ever! I’ve just had the privilege of spending 24 hours in the company of Directors of Adult Social Care and representatives from some of their management teams. This was at @ripfa‘s Directors Policy Forum – will blog … More Doing things differently….systems and services

Who is talking to who in public sector reform?

Yesterday I had the privilege to hear Charles Leadbetter speak at research in practice‘s annual Directors Forum – an event they hold for leaders of children’s services to hear about evidence and reflect on how they can ensure their services best respond to it. This year their event focused on the design and redesign of … More Who is talking to who in public sector reform?