PDS is aware that the 650 MP constituency offices around the country don't often get the tech support they need from us. To help staff make the most of the services on offer, we've decided to create a local engagement team. Daniel Crutchfield explains what to expect from this new team.
On the 6 September last year, we turned on a new search service for parliament.uk. On the 19 January we'll switch off the ‘old service’ for all our users and we'll be fully decommissioning the service by the end of January.
We’ve been looking at the sign up process and subscription service people use to get email updates from UK Parliament. We’ve just finished our alpha phase and want to share some of what we learned.
Our Editor-in-Chief shares the editorial direction work of the content team for the year to come. As with all our strategic content work, these plans will be iterated and developed as the new website progresses.
Ray Cross started as Chief Technology Officer three months ago and he took the technology team away for a day in mid-December. He's written about how it went and what the team want to achieve in 2018.
We had a good go at sticking to our 2017 blogging resolutions, but like a lot of people, our intentions didn't quite live up to reality. So we're looking back at what went well last year and what we could do better in 2018.
We’re building a new data service for Parliament and an important component of it is our triple store, also known as a Graph Database. Matthieu Bosquet explains what this is and what it means for data in Parliament.
It’s Hansard’s sixth blog post, so we're going to give you six interesting (we think they are) Hansard stats. That’s right. Numbers.
We recently did some research into links to other websites on beta.parliament.uk. Colin Pattinson shares some of the insights we found.
A few weeks ago, four members of our user research team took a long train ride to Neath in Wales. Their destination was the Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC) to do accessibility testing for our digital services. Here's what we learned.
Something we realised recently was that we’re not very good at identifying the benefits we bring to Parliament. Tracey Jessup talks about the work we're doing to help measure benefits.