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Portable's response to COVID-19

16 March 2020

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The download on Pause Fest 2020

05 March 2020

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Portable releases YourCase App to help family violence survivors

26 February 2020

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A message from Portable's founders

28 January 2020

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Making this decade one of meaningful design

28 January 2020

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The principles behind our work

28 January 2020

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Lost in translation (learning the language of business)

11 December 2019

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Portable picks: our sources of inspiration

11 December 2019

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Improving onboarding for users and staff

10 December 2019

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Redesigning Work: Balance

18 November 2019

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Changing the way we talk about innovation in government

15 November 2019

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Approaching youth justice with a design mindset

30 October 2019

Digging deeper into our education report

24 October 2019

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What does it take to make a Deathable City?

11 October 2019

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Making strides in micro-lending

08 October 2019

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Introducing young people to design thinking

26 September 2019

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Bringing design thinking to education and environment

23 September 2019

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A chance to relax, sip and socialise

11 September 2019

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B Corp behind the scenes: how Portable prioritises purpose in business

25 July 2019

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The UX of voluntary assisted dying: friction and complexity as safeguards

17 July 2019

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Connecting with the international legal design community

10 July 2019

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A blockchain listicle for designers

06 June 2019

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Portable’s Approach to Artificial Intelligence V1

30 May 2019

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Making sense of the infrastructure slush bucket

22 May 2019

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The real infrastructure debate: how metrofitting can repair cities and lifestyles

22 May 2019

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When design gets personal

08 May 2019

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90 people, 2 days: a crash course in design thinking

16 April 2019

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How human-centred design elevates AI

29 January 2019

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Design your death: a Portable R&D demo evening

04 December 2018

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A statement of work

03 September 2018

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Present the Story, Not the Report

03 September 2018

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Design thinking: helping put the 'public' in public policy

31 August 2018

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Storytelling moves to Conversational UI

14 August 2018

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We believe in Government

18 July 2018

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YourCase: Redesigning the delivery and experience of justice

09 July 2018

New Approaches to Designing the News

09 July 2018

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Introducing YourCase: A tool to reimagine the court experience

09 July 2018

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Back to Basics: Defining Innovation

09 July 2018

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The Future of Design is Data Driven

09 July 2018

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Designing Invisible Systems for Government

09 July 2018

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Redesigning Work: The Automation Debate

09 July 2018

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Five key takeaways from the Law & Courts Conference

09 July 2018

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Redesigning Work: Future Proofing Skills

09 July 2018

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What does the future of work look like?

09 July 2018

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Portable Picks: The Best Design Books

09 July 2018

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The future of learning is peer-to-peer

09 July 2018

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Portable Picks: Our Favourite Design-Related Podcasts

09 July 2018

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Redesigning Work: Does the Office Need a Redesign?

09 July 2018

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Government is a force for good

09 July 2018

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What Do Workers Want in Work?

09 July 2018

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