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.


Next meet-up

#13— Friday 7 February 2020, 10am to 12.30pm

At GDS Academy, Platform, Leeds, as part of Services Week.

Register your place

If you are interested in doing a session or want to see a particular session get in touch.


Previous meet-ups

#12— 6 December 2019, 12:30pm until 3pm

At GDS Academy, Platform, Leeds.

Sessions from:

  1. Jo Arthur and Kerry Lyons from National Lottery Heritage Fund, on being the first service design team the National Lottery Heritage Fund
  2. Lucy Buykx, from Defra
  3. Becca Gorton and David Evans from NHS Digital, on designing with clinical safety in mind

 

#11— 16 July 2019, 9.30am until 11.30am

At ODI Leeds.

The sessions:

  1. John Waterworth currently Head of User Research at dxw, on Making, Learning and Thinking
  2. Tom Hiskey from Farewill, on designing for death, empathetically
  3. Tom Davey from JISC, on Design in Higher Education

 

#10— 20 June 2019, 2pm until 4pm

At ODI Leeds.

The sessions:

  1. Ignacia Orellana from Government Digital Service, on service communities
  2. Samantha Saw from NHS Digital, on spending too much time designing/sharing sooner
  3. Saul Couzens from DXW, on the Global Service Jam

 

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

Cancelled. Sometimes things just don't click together. Sorry.

 

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

At ODI Leeds.

The sessions:

  1. Dan from the Department of Transport and Jim from Valtech talking about the Department for Transport’s new Blue Badge Service
  2. Caroline Jarrett, with a new designing forms session

 

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

At ODI Leeds, as part of Services Week.

The sessions:

  1. Chris Jones, on the programme at DWP Digital he is working on as a product owner
  2. Tom Morgan from DWP Digital, on service design

 

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

At ODI Leeds.

The sessions:

  1. The leeds.gov.uk team on the work they've been doing
  2. Joseph Bramall from FutureGov on reworking letters wwith Bradford council

 

#5— Monday 26 November 2018

At ODI Leeds.

The sessions:

  1. Mapping the design communities of Leeds
  2. Sharon Dale on liberating structures
  3. Russ Poulter on designing and making Edna

 

#4— Tuesday 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— Monday 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— Wednesday 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— Monday 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 →