There was a concern that Essex residents might not be self-isolating when they should. In this blog, the team outline how they used research and design on the front line in the fight against corona virus.
We’ve created a new framework to help teams explore some of the main aspects of hybrid working. It will help them to understand and articulate what’s important as our short-term working models evolve into our longer-term – and maybe even permanent – ways of working.
Delivering something quickly, changing scope and adapting. Rich and Chanel tell us why true collaboration means sometimes it's good to get it wrong.
Following on from our unique research during lockdown, user researchers, Jane Reid and Narelle Ong, talk us through how they're using evidence to redesign the future of work at Essex.
Bhupinder will be leaving the Service Transformation team soon. She reflects on what brought her here and what she'll be taking away with her.
In a crisis, having a methodology that asks the right questions, gives shared understanding and develops practical solutions is invaluable. Nic Ward tells us how service design adapted to help the coronavirus response in Essex.
How do you design a workshop for a team that can't spare more than 90 minutes at a time? Bhupinder Mann reveals that a time limitation can help rather than hinder productivity.
In times of crisis, we don't always have time to design solutions. Bhupinder and Ryan explain how service and business design methodologies can create the space our colleagues need for collaboration and decision-making.
It's been a long journey, but we've managed to bring service patterns off the wall and into the real world. Service designer, Bhupinder, tells us how.
‘Design can’t fully exist until it’s put into practice’, service designer and PhD student at Maria Marinovic, talks about how her research in sustainable design is helping her work at Essex County Council.