Katy Arnold

Head of User Research

15.40 - 16.15

Embedding research insight in agile teams and large organisations

The Home Office, like the rest of the UK government, is modernising service delivery and user researchers play a key role. Embedded within agile delivery teams, their insights help shape fundamental public services.

To have real impact on service design and delivery we need to fully engage the people in our teams with the research process. Getting this right matters – to millions of people.

In this talk I will share some of the tools and methods we use at the Home Office, and which are common across government, and I’ll share our approach to storing and sharing research consistently so that we can have maximum impact and achieve better outcomes for users

About Katy Arnold

As Head of User Research at the Home Office, Katy is building a community of practitioners and raising standards of user research across the department. Katy enjoys advocating for the value of user centred design and is passionate about building public services that work for everyone.

Katy is a regular speaker at conferences and events including EuroIA in Stockholm, Italian IA Summit in Rome, Service Design in Gov, UX Cambridge, UX Sheffield, UX Bournemouth, Product Camp London, #GovDesign