I’ve been Head of Strategy in the Parliamentary Digital Service since July and thought it duly time to share what I’ve been doing with my colleagues since then on developing a digital strategy for Parliament.
Tracy was head of online services at PDS.
Last week we were lucky enough to have Tom Standage, deputy editor of The Economist, come into Parliament to talk about digital strategy and the future of news in a digital world.
Since the beginning of the year, the Parliamentary Digital Service has played host to a series of seminars entitled Exploring Digital. The idea is to bring together in Parliament, thought leaders in the digital space with parliamentary staff and Members.
Last week we held the first seminar in our Exploring Digital series. The idea behind these sessions is to build knowledge, awareness and expertise inside Parliament about digital technology and innovation.
Last weekend saw Parliament joining forces with the National Audit Office (NAO) and The Office for National Statistics (ONS) at Accountability Hack #AccHack14, as part of Parliament Week, working in partnership with Rewired State.
Following on from my post yesterday about user data, and thanks to a timely suggestion from Roo Reynolds at GDS, here's some more data to try and better understand how people are accessing the parliament website.
We collect both quantitative (Google analytics) and qualitative (user survey) data on a regular basis about and from users of the Parliament website. This helps inform our plans and ideas so that we can develop information and services in line with user needs.
You may know that a couple of weeks ago Parliament published a report by mySociety as the culmination of several months of work to review Parliament’s online services. The review looked at how we plan, deliver and make decisions about digital and mySociety spoke to more than 100 people, looked at a lot of data and talked to many users and other organisations.