The benefits of running a content design workshop

We’ve run many content design workshops over the last couple of years and have found them to be a really useful thing to do. They may (and should) take a while to plan and prepare for but the benefits long-term can’t be underestimated. They can: reduce confusion about what exactly content design is get buy-inContinue reading “The benefits of running a content design workshop”

Content design in business

Content design may have originated in government, but a growing number of commercial organisations are starting to see the merit in this emerging discipline. Organisations like Sage, Autotrader, Co-op, Well pharmacy, Asda and BT are currently recruiting specifically for content designers and some of the more forward-thinking digital agencies are recruiting or retraining to meetContinue reading “Content design in business”

What can content design learn from the Royal Navy?

Late last year, a blog post was published about the Royal Navy’s new design system, NELSON standards. Being a former member of the Royal Navy and a content designer too, this was right up my niche. I started to think about how my time in ‘the Andrew’ had influenced my content design principles. At itsContinue reading “What can content design learn from the Royal Navy?”

Content design course

FutureLearn have launched an introduction to content design course in partnership with Government Digital Service (GDS). The course is well put together with plenty of practical examples and is free too (although if you pay £52 you get extra tests and a certificate). It runs over 4 weeks and covers: content design as a profession,Continue reading “Content design course”