Civil Service / Entrepreneur / General / Innovation / Technology

Volunteering, micro-volunteering, and taskets

A month or so ago I attended the launch of vinspired’s “Volunteering Works“- a web-based tool that helps businesses implement, deliver and measure corporate volunteering initiatives and opportunities.The product aims to help businesses co-ordinate volunteering whilst bringing together communities and stories. This, vinspired argues, is “good for business, profitability, and retention… It [also] enables businesses … Continue reading

Civil Service / General / Government / Technology

A tenuous Civil Service analogy

The Civil Service has been likened to many things (most of which, particularly in recent times, are not very complimentary). A treasure chest (of the pirate variety) is probably not amongst the most commonly used analogies, but it does provide quite a useful- if slightly tenuous and inevitably cheesy– representation. There’s often lots of treasure inside… but it … Continue reading

General / Innovation / Technology

David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization

A few months ago David McCandless did a brilliant TED presentation on data visualisation (a subject that was also talked about by Tiffany St James at yesterday’s Teacamp). “That’s what’s exciting for me, seeing how data can change my perspective and change my mid mid-stream. Beautiful, lovely data.” “It feels to me that design is about … Continue reading