A regular meet-up for people who are designing and making public services in and around Leeds.

We find a space, organise the sessions for the meet-up, and invite people along.

Sessions can be talks, workshops, videos, whatever. It's down to earth, kept small(ish), about being open amonsgt ourselves and sharing in a safe space. You will be among friends! And we hope you take something away from the meet-up.

Previously these were run as Public Design WY.

Interested in doing a session at a meet-up? Don't be shy! Get in touch!

You can keep up to date by following @LeedsGovDesign on Twitter and by subscribing to the email list.

Next meet-ups

#5— Monday 26 November 2018, 2pm until 4pm

At ODI Leeds.

Sessions to be confirmed.

Register here →


#6— Wednesday 19 December 2018, 2pm until 4pm

#7— Tuesday 29 January 2018, 2pm until 4pm

#8— Wednesday 27 February 2018, 2pm until 4pm

#9— Tuesday 26 March 2018, 2pm until 4pm

Previous meet-ups

#4— 11 September 2018

At ODI Leeds.

The sessions:

  1. Chris Burns from the English Institute of Sport on being a product owner
  2. Sophie Dennis on What Is Strategy
  3. Alex Leslie from FutureGov on working with Sheffield council
Read the round up blog post →


#3— 2 July 2018

At Duke Studios, Leeds.

The sessions:

  1. Tom Forth on the Leeds bins app
  2. Dean Vipond on the redesign of NHS.UK
  3. Chris Hanson and Simon Wilson on the design examples work at DWP Digital
  4. James Johnson on Yellow Team
Read the round up blog post →


#2— 18 April 2018

At ODI Leeds.

The sessions:

  1. Marie Cheung, introducing service design tools
  2. Mitchel Wakefield, on failing

Read the round up blog post →


#1— 19 February 2018

At ODI Leeds.

The sessions:

  1. Solving complex policy problems using design tools and techniques, with James Johnson, DWP
  2. When free text is the enemy of data quality, with Ellie Craven, GDS
  3. Reviewing a form, with Caroline Jarrett, Effortmark
  4. Simple improvements to patient referral letters, Pete Smith, NHS Digital

Read the round up blog post →