Innovative thinking

Product Update and the New World

The Public-i office has been extremely active lately, half the company has been taking up space in the board room for hours on end, whilst procrastinating where to put up our sprint board. You may ask what is a ‘sprint board’? - well this post is my attempt to give you a short and brief guide ...

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Welcome to the new faces at Public-i – and we’re still recruiting!

Now we're all settled back into work after Christmas and New Years at Public-i, we have a few new faces to introduce (plus a need to pimp the fact that we are recruiting and so this is a general hello and update. The new folks to introduce are Mel Stevens (Director of Programmes), Melissa (Helpdesk Assistant) ...

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NHS Citizen: Designing democracy in the light

This post, about NHS Citizen, is by Simon Burall, Director of Involve, one of the NHS Citizen partner organisations. It is a cross-post, also published on the Demsoc NHS Citizen blog and the Involve blog. There are times, very rare times, where a part of government decides that it needs to develop a new structure to ...

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How Birmingham City Council used interactive webcasting to transform engagement in its budget

Geoff Coleman, Birmingham City Council communications officer, explains how his authority has used a question-and-answer webcasts to massively widen engagement in the 2014/15 budget. In December, cabinet members from Birmingham City Council attended four public meetings across the city to answer questions about the 2014/15 budget. The meetings were attended by a total 287 hardy souls. On January 7, ...

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UKGovCamp 2014

Saturday's UKGovCamp was, if the hugely impressive online conversation was anything to go by, a massive success. It's a success that thanks to our late entry as a sponsor we were very happy to have played a tiny part in. Our colleague, Emma Daniel, who attended the event, has written a couple of posts, here and ...

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