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.
Focus on core work
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.
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.
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.
During the general election campaign, Parliament's strategy is to encourage young voters to engage in politics. We've done some work on social media and the website to support this ambition so here's what we've done so far.
Over the last few weeks we’ve been looking at the Committees pages using Google Analytics data. We wanted to understand how users interacted with these pages and measure performance so that we can make improvements.