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Co-creation: How we work together with the Federal Court of Justice

Close collaboration with users during product development is of central importance in all DigitalService projects. We call this "co-creation" - it is a central key to ensuring that our products are truly user-centric.

For the development of the new legal information system "NeuRIS", our "Jurisprudence" working group collaborates intensively with a very small and special user group. In close and continuous exchange with eight to twelve employees of the documentation office at the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) and the Federal Constitutional Court (BVerfG), we are building a modern environment for the documentation of case law and legal literature.

Using this project as an example, we want to show three pillars of collaboration that make "co-creation" successful for us: shadowing, weekly concept testing and kick-off meetings for new features.

The full blog post is currently available in German only.

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Jana Weidinger

has been working as a product manager at DigitalService since April 2021. After studying political science and public management, she initially worked for a large IT service provider. She is passionate about developing administrative services that are accessible to all citizens. In her free time, she is involved in digital education for children and enjoys exploring the surrounding area of Berlin.

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Sophia Grote

works as a UX/UI designer at DigitalService. Originally starting out as a communication designer, she soon set herself a digital focus, which she was able to deepen in her master's degree with a focus on interface design and design methods. The Tech4Germany fellowship 2021 introduced her to working for the public sector, which she has been pursuing at DigitalService since December 2021. As a designer in the NeuRIS project, she is responsible for identifying and incorporating the needs of users. Outside of work, she seeks creative inspiration by crafting and traveling, or relaxing on the sofa with her two cats.