Helen Harrison manages an MP's constituency office. Working for a new MP meant that her team were new too and she wanted to find out how they could use technology more efficiently. So she asked our user engagement team for help.
Colin Pattinson is a product manager who's been writing regular updates about the work of his team. He talks about why he does this, what he's learned, and how he's improved them.
This is part two of the people team’s recent alpha on members' activity. I'm a designer and I want to share how to turn research findings into real, tangible ideas.
When people think about user research, their image is often of our research lab. Steve Bromley explores the attraction to usability testing in a lab, but also explaind how we decide on the research method used.
We're celebrating Sign Language Week with some BSL parliamentary signs, thanks to Elisabeth Ward who's learning BSL for her 10% time.
Today (8 March) is International Women's Day. It celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. In honour of this, we spoke to women across PDS about their careers, the barriers they've faced, and the women they look up to.
Elisabeth Ward has been learning BSL for her 10% time. We've recorded a video of her telling us more about it, using BSL of course.
Caroline Auty recently went along to a codebar event at the PDS offices. She's blogged about the event and how coding has helped her keep up with her eight year old daughter.
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.
This is a regular event that brings together consumers and producers of open data services. The data and search team were there and they've blogged about the event and why open data should be a dialogue, not a broadcast.