You do a project, make mistakes, find some solutions, and then forget about them. It’s a depressing thought, and has too often been true of IT projects and initiatives. Alan Bedford talks about what PDS has done to make sure we don't keep making the same mistakes.
Barbara Collery, a user researcher, went to a GDS accessibility meeting which made her realise the importance of building accessible websites and services. She's written about what PDS is doing to make sure everyone can access our new website.
The user research team talk about how their findings helped shape the new Members section of the beta Parliament website.
Whether you're enjoying a slice of Banoffee pie, planning your next staycation, or just stroking your labradoodle, who doesn't love a portmanteau (combining the sounds of two separate words to make a new one)?
As part of the Digital Strategy a transformation of Parliament’s technology infrastructure is underway. We're migrating services to the cloud and redesigning our network to support Parliament’s digital ambitions. Here Steve O’Connor talks about his experience of using Agile methods to bring about changes in technology.
At PDS we like to push ourselves and aim big. After our visit to GDS at the end of November we felt inspired to get our user testing lab set up. Our Christmas wish was to do user testing on mobile devices by January.
Through user research, we found out that the public want to understand what kind of person is representing them as an MP or a Lord. Parliament holds a lot of this information but we wanted to understand what specific information people want to know about their representatives.
As many of you will be only too familiar with, recruiting people into technical roles can be particularly challenging. Here at PDS we're dedicated to finding better ways to deal with these challenges.
Some readers might know who we are, but I’m sure that many still don’t know. So, this post aims to answer a few existential questions about the (Corporate) Data team that you may have.
For our first sprint we had a goal to produce a working in-browser prototype. It made sense to follow on from some of our work in the Fluxx rapid start incubation.