Announcing Catalog of Digital Solutions Release: Playbooks, Enhanced Filtering, Seamless Product Page Editing, and More…

The first quarterly release for the Catalog of Digital Solutions is now live! Today we’re launching several improvements that will make it easier to discover data across the SDG Digital Investment Framework. We’ve heard from you and have added requested features, made functional improvements, and fixed bugs to make your browsing faster, productive, and more intuitive. Here are some of the highlights of the latest release:

Introducing Playbooks

Useful guidance material for deploying digital initiatives is a frequent request that we receive. We have added a brand-new tab on playbooks where you can view (and create) playbooks that provide tactical guidance to help you approach common digital initiatives. These guides provide step-by-step instructions and highlight key technical and operational considerations. Playbooks help answer common questions such as how to address a use case, apply a workflow or building block, deploy a product, work with a partner, or even build capacity within a team. Each playbook has a unique source, and has several components including; 

  • Plays: the combination of tasks (moves) that a group must do to carry out an action. Each playbook can have a series of plays. We are building a library of plays, which are reusable and can be added to multiple playbooks. 
  • Moves: the individual tasks that comprise a play. Each play can have multiple moves, and moves can also link to external sources. 

The D4D Diagnostic Toolkit contains six plays that can help guide practitioners to plan, design, and deploy effective MD4D projects

Simplified Filters

Users can now dock and undock their filter bar to the left of the browser to easily view results while still navigating in card view. The section tabs run across as a top navigation bar as they always have, but the interface is cleaner, helping you quickly access information you need. 

If you still need more help looking for what you need, use the Recommendations Wizard, accessible in the Catalog on the top right of the screen.

Learn how to use the Recommendations Wizard.

The filters for each tab are easily accessible in the left navigation bar

Product Owners – This one is for you!

We have heard from product owners that they want more control over the content displayed in the Catalog. If you are a product owner with a listing in the Catalog, you can now update your logo, create, and edit essential information about your software, or even list your contact details to help users discover your product and contact your team.

More good stuff

We have also added three new frequently requested languages to the Catalog: Spanish, Portuguese, and Swahili. Our team has also worked hard to improve your experience on your smartphone or tablet by improving mobile views. You can see details about these updates and more, in the 2022.Q1 release notes. 

If you have content you would like to turn into a playbook, or for any other feedback, contact our team at issues@solutions.dial.community or through the new embedded form in the Catalog under the Help menu.