Welcome

Wordle based on work to date

Wordle based on work to date

Hello, my name is Catherine Howe (with full credit to the amazing @KateGranger for that intro format).  This blog is where I write about projects I am working on, capture my research in progress and generally organise my thinking in public.  It helps me enormously to have a place to do this – I hope you also find it useful.

Here are some of the things I am currently working on:

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#PDDigital15

#PDDigital15

I wanted to do a quick capture of my thoughts about #PDDigital15 on Thursday – it was such a brilliant event I wanted to reflect on what made it so good. Here are some thoughts: Collaborative leadership: The event wouldn’t have happened without the amazing Victoria Betton but she is very clear ...

Digital civic space – where next?

Digital civic space – where next?

Image:  Highline park in New York I am spending the day (and probably the week) wrestling with edits on the NHS Citizen technology paper. I will write up a summary of the feedback for the NHS Citizen website but the combination of this as well as a number of related ...

NHS Citizen design – agile but structured

NHS Citizen design – agile but structured

I wanted to capture my first reflection from the final NHS Citizen design workshop last week. I say final – the intention is that the shape and nature of NHS Citizen will continue to evolve but this is the last workshop that we will have before we reach a point ...


#UKGC15 reflections

#UKGC15 reflections

This is my quick capture of initial thoughts and impressions – I have been writing it over the course of the week.  I will be writing up my session on the golden thread of democracy properly though this may not happen until next weekend. The header picture is from the ...

Politics or democracy?

Politics or democracy?

Image:  My dog is sad because of the state of political culture. Happy new year everyone!  This is by way of a new years resolution post…. Given the fact the election campaigns all seem to have kicked off I thought it would be a good moment to capture some thoughts ...

Active listening:  Don’t be creepy

Active listening: Don’t be creepy

What do I mean when I say active listening?  I have been using this phrase a lot recently and it has also crept into use within NHS Citizen without being properly grounded with a definition as to how I am using it.  This is an attempt to do provide one. ...


Digital by design?  Questions not answers

Digital by design? Questions not answers

This is part of a bigger project that Solace are looking at around a policy landscape for local government on the digital agenda (hopefully covering all 7 tribes of digital!!!). I’ve been asked to sketch out the critical questions and issues that I see under the broad heading of digital ...

Social Media:  Why bother?

Social Media: Why bother?

This post is a mixture of field notes from projects I have been working on as well as some personal reflections. Circling all of this in the question – why bother with social media? We are getting to the end of the programme for the first cohorts of Networked Councillor ...

Democratic coproduction or the coproduction of democracy?

Democratic coproduction or the coproduction of democracy?

There are no good answers without good questions. The spaces in-between which connect different concepts are often relatively unexplored – I think this is the lure of multi-disciplinary work – these spaces express the tension between ideas but are also the connectors and bridges between different groups of thinkers and ...


How complicated can it really be?

How complicated can it really be?

I’ve spent the day running through the feedback from our NHS Citizen design workshop in Bristol the other week and scratching my head on where we go next with the tech side of things. We’ll be publishing the feedback once we have chance to process it a bit but I ...

 
 

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