Caroline Braibant is the webmaster in PDS and a lot of people ask her about her job. She's written this blog post to explain what she does, what she doesn't do and to help people make sense of the webmaster role.
We recently tried using the Google Ventures design sprint methodology on our committees project for beta.parliament.uk. Rachel Elliott-Potter talks about what we did and what we learned using this new way of working.
As we’ve already shared experiences from the editorial side of Hansard, we thought we should mention that our broadcasting team will be filling you in on what they do too.
Julie Byrne talks about the latest work she's been doing on capability, including setting up a mentoring framework for PDS that will help with staff development and retention.
You might have heard of companies which let their employees spend a percentage of their time on creative projects that will benefit them. Emma Allen introduced this in the last organisation she worked for and she's blogged about doing the same for her teams at PDS.
Parliament currently offers various search functions and our vision is to offer a unified search experience. Replacing the current search on the website with the new search service is the first big step towards that goal.
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.