In this update, we'll be talking about the work that we've done to improve the search results on parliament.uk and how we created a unified search.
Focus on core work
Dan Cook has recently started a new role and has been working in Parliament for eight years. He's written about why he still enjoys working here.
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.
We recently blogged about creating a new guide to procedure for MPs. John Newton has written about what it was like being part of the product team from a content perspective.
We recently blogged about a new online service to petition against a hybrid bill. In this post, we’re talking about the behind the scenes systems that allows the petitions to be processed and sent to government departments.
We recently blogged about turning off the old search. We then worked on creating the global search component and this blog post is about what we did from a technical perspective and why.
Gavin Berman, one of our business partners, explains what business partners do and how it works in Parliament.
Ray Cross started as Chief Technology Officer three months ago and he took the technology team away for a day in mid-December. He's written about how it went and what the team want to achieve in 2018.
A few weeks ago, four members of our user research team took a long train ride to Neath in Wales. Their destination was the Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC) to do accessibility testing for our digital services. Here's what we learned.
Colin Pattinson recently worked on the discovery for a guide on Parliamentary procedure and he's blogged about the findings.