Category: Collaboration

Minister for Government Digital Services Visits the Lab

The Hon Clare Curran, Minister for Government Digital Services visited the Service Innovation Lab to see how it fits into digital government transformation and to learn about some of the cross-agency initiatives currently underway. Continue reading Minister for Government Digital Services Visits the Lab

Service Designer Marc Hébert speaks at Open Lab

Design Anthropologist/Service Designer Marc Hébert from the Innovation Office in the San Francisco Human Services Agency spoke about principles-based service design at the November OpenLab event. Continue reading Service Designer Marc Hébert speaks at Open Lab

Reimagining participatory democracy – a review of the Government Online Engagement Service

Getting the public involved in government decision making is the best way to get policies and services that can be implemented, and that work. It has amazing side benefits including building communities where people know each other and help out. DIA, SSC and DPMC are investigating people’s experiences participating with government in order to provide the best help to government agencies so they can support participatory democracy. Continue reading Reimagining participatory democracy – a review of the Government Online Engagement Service

Policy, legislation and service innovation

In the spirit of sharing, the Service Integration team brought together a group of people from different government agencies to make connections across policy, regulation, legislation and service innovation. We shared what we’re all working on, explored where our work is mutually supportive and identified some joint opportunities to better understand the possibilities of new approaches to legislation, rules and policy. This included the potential to improve service delivery if the operating rules of government (policy, legislation, service/entitlement conditions) were programmatically accessible. Continue reading Policy, legislation and service innovation

LabPlus: Rates Rebates Discovery Report

The Service Innovation team has concluded a three week discovery sprint exploring how subsidies are provided to New Zealanders and what this could that look like in the future, with a focus on Rates Rebates. In this post we provide the final report ​from​ ​that​ ​discovery​, which ​forms​ ​the​ ​basis​ ​for​ ​any​ ​future​ ​work​ ​or Minimum​ ​Viable​ ​Product​ ​development​ ​in​ ​Alpha.​ Continue reading LabPlus: Rates Rebates Discovery Report

Rates Rebates Discovery Week 2 – mapping pain points

A couple of weeks ago the Service Innovation work program at DIA kicked off a three week discovery sprint exploring how subsidies are provided to New Zealanders and what this could that look like in the future, with a focus on Rates Rebates. In this post we outline some pain points and “Aha!” moments we found. Continue reading Rates Rebates Discovery Week 2 – mapping pain points

Rates Rebates Week 1: It’s all about Discovery

Last week the Service Innovation work program at DIA kicked off a three-week discovery sprint exploring how subsidies are provided to New Zealanders and what this could that look like in the future, with a focus on Rates Rebates. Continue reading Rates Rebates Week 1: It’s all about Discovery

Digital.govt.nz: got time for some user testing?

The Digital.govt.nz team invites you to a user testing workshop from 1:30-3:30 pm on Friday 29 September, to make sure we are covering different users’ needs. Continue reading Digital.govt.nz: got time for some user testing?