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Thoughts from DWP Digital design Patterns meet-up 2

If you missed it I did some thoughts from Meetup #1. for this meet-up the focus was navigation. The day was split into two parts — in the morning Craig did a deep dive into the agent service for Bereavement payment service. He talked about how they h...

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Story Sizing — the good the bad and the types

If you’ve ever worked on an agile team you’ve talked at length about story sizing. If you’ve never been involved it is the process of development teams giving a size to user stories, this can help (or hinder) various other parts of the team. The good...

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What is a component in a design system?

When we talk about design systems, a lot of time is spent talking about what a thing is, creating a shared understanding to what things are is just as important as what the names themselves. These things are thought about as getting progressively big...

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Thoughts from DWP Digital design Patterns meetup 1

One of the parts of my job I enjoy most is getting to spend time with the wider team and sharing what we are doing. Thursday, Craig and Simon hosted a patterns meet-up in Leeds. This work has stopped and started a few times now for various reasons, s...

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going static

Seems like it is a New Year tradition that I move my blog to a new format. Last year I moved from Ghost to markdown and WordPress, this meant my site was a little easier to manage but also a lot slower. Over 2017 I got to use jekyll on a couple of si...

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Weeknotes s01e06-h3althy_t3ns1ons.mp4

I had an odd feeling looking at my weeknotes notes, they where blank this is probably reflective of an over busy week! Monday The Monday before a sprint ends is always an odd one, I seem to spend a long time closing JIRA tasks and making sure everyth...

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