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DCLG Local Digital Co-Design Day – Working together to solve common problems

Friday, 18 July 2014 from 09:30 to 17:30 - techUK, 10 St Bride St, London, EC4A

The Local Digital Campaign is holding the first of our multi-party Co-Design Days at the offices of techUK in London next Friday. The day aims to involve central and local government service delivery managers, users and digital specialists in the design of solutions to key problems and opportunities identified at DCLG Local Digital Discovery Days.

A few places (public sector only) are still available for this ground breaking day - if you think you can contribute to these valuable challenges please register here:

This first co-design day will pose the following challenges:

Land Registry Data Challenge - How could local authorities better use Land Registry data to improve services/save costs?

DVLA Design Challenge - What would we design to allow Driver Licencing or Vehicle Registration data to be accessed in local government to help drive efficiencies?

Data cleansing - How would you use local authority, Land Registry and DVLA data to help keep all these data sets up to date, delivery savings and improve accuracy?

Reusing Digital Assets - How can local authority service managers find best practice, business cases, guidance, APIs and other reusable digital assets quickly and easily?

Care Act Challenge - How would you design a common, standard, citizen-facing Care Package Calculator for local authorities to use on their websites? How would you define a Deferred Payment Agreement calculator, to help users and councils understand the impact of changes to the policy? (Deferred payments will allow people to delay paying the costs of their care and support until a later date, avoiding the need to sell their property or possessions in a hurried manner.)

Solutions to these challenges will be pitched to an expert panel and judged on the following criteria:

  • Does this meet User Need?
  • What is the Cost Benefit?
  • Is this Achievable?

Our Local Digital Campaign Discovery Days work with central government departments undergoing change that will impact local authorities and the wider public sector. After working with local authorities, service users, and all those to be affected by the digital service transformation in question, we identify the problems we want to work together to solve. We then bring these problems to a Co-Design Day, where we work with service users, policy-experts, hackers, heads of service, and user experience designers to co-design potentially nationally scalable solutions to the problems and needs we identified at our Discovery Days. By the end of the day, we hope to have defined prototype solutions, endorsed by key local and central and government decision-makers, and voted on those we want to pursue for development.

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