MPs can submit questions to the Table Office electronically but the current system has many issues. One of the projects that PDS is currently working on is to improve this submission system. We developed a new interface for submitting questions, to help give MPs feedback about their questions and help them prepare before they ask their question.
Here at PDS, we start with user needs and this means putting our users first. We're currently working on prototype pages for the new parliament.uk website. Part of this involves discovery work about the browsers people are using to access the website and complete their task. Here's what we've found.
Rob Greig talks about the threat of cyber attacks and why we have Cyber Security Month in Parliament
Firstly our team name doesn't tell the full story. We’re not just user researchers and designers, we’re also product managers and performance analysts. Our goal though is shared: to put user needs first.
The other day I said that our new year's resolution was to talk to you in words about our numbers. In fact, we want to do more than that. We're playing with different ways of sharing, and monitoring what works (and what doesn't).
In early spring we’ll be releasing the first part of our new website. This first public step brings together a lot of effort and coordination. I’d like to outline the activities and thinking that have got us this far and what to expect from a new website for Parliament.
The Data and Search team have made good progress over the past two weeks. In this eleventh set of fortnight notes I will try and encapsulate all those happenings!
As part of the Digital Strategy a transformation of Parliament’s technology infrastructure is underway. We're migrating services to the cloud and redesigning our network to support Parliament’s digital ambitions. Here Steve O’Connor talks about his experience of using Agile methods to bring about changes in technology.
Today we hosted the Digital Service Quarterly Update. This was the first of our events for colleagues across Parliament to find out more about the work of PDS.
Following a meeting between Heads of Profession last week, I felt compelled to bite the bullet. To write the blog post I've been intending to write for a long time and that's because a topic that I feel really passionately about dominated the second half of the agenda, flexible working. Specifically, smart working.