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.
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Sara and Matthieu of the data and search team went to TICTeC in Lisbon. This conference on the impact of civic technology gathered together researchers, funders, and practitioners and was rich in content. Here's a summary from Matthieu.
Bryony Watson recently attended a two day conference called Bath Ruby. She's blogged about the community that surrounds the language and the talks by some of the big names who code using it.
UK Parliament has a new visual identity and we wanted to share our process behind collaborating and developing the new look for UK Parliament.
Amy Mollett has written the first ever content strategy for the UK Parliament Facebook page. This blog post summarises the main strategy, and what our page will look like in the coming months.
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.
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.
The content team is responsible for managing @UKParliament's presence on social media and recently we went to Social Media Week London. We've blogged about some of the lessons we learned and what new things we want to try.
Here at PDS we like to be the first to try new things. We did our first ever Instagram story at the State Opening of Parliament this year. Here's how it went.
We're lucky at PDS to have an engaged blog audience that regularly pops by to find out what we're working on. But we know that in recent years conversations have drifted away from blog comments and onto social platforms.