(This post has been sitting in draft for a few months. Today I was tagged in a discussion about researching with vulnerable/distressed people and I just pressed publish. The post started out as an email I sent to the UK GDS User Research mailing list on the topic of doing user research with vulnerable people.) […]
I’ve been using my XPS 13 developer machine more and more over the past few months after recently installing POP_OS (Ubuntu based with a very nice and usable Gnome 3 theme). Last week I updated to POP_OS 18.10, which brought lots of changes. One of those unexpected changes was the function (F buttons) stopped controlling […]
Anyone working in, or following digital services in (any) government, is probably aware of the use of Slack 1)https://www.slack.com/ as an ephemeral instant messaging service by people working in digital services. If they’re aware of that, then they’re also probably aware of the Freedom Of Information request recently submitted to the UK governments Cabinet Office, […]
Hi everyone! Thank very much for your time yesterday. I really enjoyed visiting City Uni again. I mentioned a lot of different websites and links. If anyone wanted to read more about those thing, here are some links to the things I mentioned. Home Office Digital Data and Technology If you’re interested in reading more […]
While we were travelling around in India earlier this year, I saw lots of interesting, fascinating, curious, and worrying things. At the door of a hotel we were staying in in one city, I saw this biometric 1)Wikipedia article on Biometrics https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biometrics recognition system by a company called Kanoe Systems 2)Kanoe company website http://www.kanoe.com/time-attendance who […]
Bicycles are the mode of transport for less well-off foreign workers living in Dubai.
Everything stops for prayer time, even work. Seen in Wafi Mall, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
These “pink taxis” are for Muslim women who do not want to get into taxis with men. They are driven by women, for women passengers only. “Our society is conservative and our women do not want to ride with men alone at night or when they arrive at the airport at two or three in […]
Foreign workers waiting to be picked up by the company bus. Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
[My blog post was originally published on the Home Office Digital blog on the 27th of November. This is an archive, with some added information such as links and specific dates.] On the 23rd of November, Monday morning, we successfully launched the Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW) service private beta in Kuwait to very little fanfare. […]