Content in one form or another is everyone's concern but the editorial side of things isn't necessarily something people worry about. Carrie Barclay talks about why we're developing tonal values for Parliament and why it's a shared responsibility.
It’s been a huge team effort to get to this stage. Data, content, front and back end development, user research and design all working towards one goal. Victor Hwang is a designer and he talks about how we’re putting the portraits to work on our beta site.
Dan Barrett recently went on a work trip to Washington D.C. and Ottawa to meet people and talk about data and search. He talks about being more outward looking and what he's learned from others doing similar work.
Jack is a PhD researcher at the University of Southampton and he recently took a break from his studies for a two week placement with the user research team at PDS. He wanted to learn more about the profession so here’s what he found.
Charlie Browne, a House reporter for Hansard, has blogged about the common questions she gets about her job.
PDS does a lot of stuff. As our user research team is relatively small, we need to prioritise what work we focus our attention on. We also need to find other ways of supporting the rest of the work done by PDS.
Ben Woodhams has been seconded to PDS to help design the data models that will underpin Parliament’s new website. He explains what this all means and why there should only be one John Prescott in data terms.
Laurence Grinyer talks about the common misconception that design is only about aesthetics.
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.
Dan Barrett talks about building a new data service for Parliament. One of the things he's learned over the past year is that it’s really hard to talk about Parliamentary data in a way that’s accessible to all. That’s what this blog post is trying to do.