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Kara Kane | Collaborate Conference Bristol
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Kara Kane

Head of Profession for Design at Government Digital Service

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Kara Kane is speaking at this year's event


Kara Kane is a designer and community builder whose expertise is in building design culture in large scale organisations. She managed the UK gov user-centred design community enabling 1000s of practitioners in government to share and learn from each other and co-founded the International Design in Government community bringing together design-minded public servants from over 70 countries.

As the Head of Profession for Design at GDS, Kara supports designers and GDS through developing community, capability building, recruitment and design standards and best practice. She’s worked in the civil service for the past 6 years.

Kara lives in London and is originally from the USA.

Talk details

Collaboration needs good communication

A lot of the work of a UX-er is communication. And that’s not something we often learn about in design school or in design training courses.

Our roles are inherently collaborative, so how do we do good or better collaboration? In our work, we need to facilitate decision making among diverse groups, communicate to leadership, teams and users, facilitate meetings and workshops, and get colleagues to work to similar standards. It’s really hard!

Kara will share examples of how communication, collaboration and community have supported complex Government Digital Service and cross-government work, and share tips for how you and your team can become better communicators.

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