Ideal Goverment – project

WRITTEN ON Monday, June 25th, 2012 BY William Heath AND STORED IN Ideal Goverment - project

Dear Government Idealists, friends & fellow travellers, and members of the global spamming community: this blog has largely achieved its purpose. Its job is done; contributors have moved on to other activities, got proper jobs or evolved in other ways. It has been great fun, and much of it remains a great read. Thanks to […]


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WRITTEN ON Monday, June 14th, 2010 BY William Heath AND STORED IN Design: Co-creation, Ideal Goverment - project

The original “Ideal Government” agenda – quick wins; co-creative service design; foundation of trust – is now happening so thick and fast I’m not even pretending to keep up with it. That’s because Ideal Government stuff is now a fringe hobby topic for me; I’m fully focussed on new ways we can all protect, manage […]


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WRITTEN ON Sunday, May 30th, 2010 BY William Heath AND STORED IN Ideal Goverment - project, Identity, Pertinent Art

In 2008 I made the rash promise that when the benighted ID Scheme was cancelled I would perform a celebratory “Dance of the Intellectual Pygmies”. Well – here it is. The idea is we can all do it en masse at various celebratory events. Choreography is by Aliya Saleem, filming, editing and captions by Richard […]


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WRITTEN ON Thursday, May 6th, 2010 BY William Heath AND STORED IN Ideal Goverment - project, Ideal government IT strategy, Wibbipedia/MindtheGap

Busy as we all are, @ricallan (who else) observes we might do well to schedule in a quick #idealgits event: Date TBA in next four weeks (ie before mid June) Time 1700-2130 Venue ideally BCS or LSE or elsewhere (any offers?) Aim – to keep new administration listening by offering maximum bright ideas pertinent to […]


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WRITTEN ON Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 BY William Heath AND STORED IN Ideal Goverment - project, Ideal government IT strategy

Here is the picture we promised not to publish before the manifestos were out and the election under way. Jerry and William take the core Wibbies of the Ideal Government IT Strategy (#idealgits) to Downing Street, at the invitation of Jim Knight MP. This was the logical culmination of the “courteous and mutually respectful dialogue” […]


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WRITTEN ON Friday, December 18th, 2009 BY William Heath AND STORED IN Across the Board, Design: Co-creation, Design: user-oriented, Foundation of Trust, Government Procurement, Ideal Goverment - project, Ideal government IT strategy, Identity, Pertinent Art, Policies, Political engagement, Power of Information, Save Time and Money, Transformational Government, We told you so...

It’s time to say what we want from government IT. Let’s do this together. Let’s say “wouldn’t it be better if” about how tech affects transparency, costs and the quality of public services and how they affect our lives. @ntouk and I have long since been fed up with what one senior Whitehall official yesterday […]


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WRITTEN ON Monday, December 7th, 2009 BY William Heath AND STORED IN Design: Co-creation, Design: user-oriented, Ideal Goverment - project, Transformational Government, What do we want?

At first glance the new Smarter Government white paper looks pretty refreshing. The stuff on freeing up data is good: ‘Public data’ are ‘government-held non-personal data that are collected or generated in the course of public service delivery’. Our public data principles state that: * Public data will be published in reusable, machine-readable form * […]


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WRITTEN ON Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 BY William Heath AND STORED IN Ideal Goverment - project, Political engagement

Time was that government IT strategy was a bit of a geeky fringe interest. But today the idea of crowdsourcing a better government IT strategy becomes part of mainstream political debate with the launch of Makeitbetter. Chip in people – give it your best ideas. I know I shall when I have a mo’ As […]


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WRITTEN ON Saturday, November 21st, 2009 BY William Heath AND STORED IN Ideal Goverment - project

The prize for spotting redesigned Idealgov as it meandered through the global DNS system is a CD of 21gov.net’s new State of the eUnion book. Winners are Public Strategist (whose comments on the Ministerial declaration are well worth a read) and our own long-time contributor David Moss. To be handed over when we meet for […]


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WRITTEN ON Saturday, November 7th, 2009 BY William Heath AND STORED IN Ideal Goverment - project

We’re preparing Idealgov for a refresh and rebirth. Meanwhile we’re looking forward to the first popular spontaneous European e-Gov event: Malmo09.org.


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