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.
Focus on core work
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.
Here's what we've learned about our users, general elections and working with teams across Parliament.
With so much work going on at PDS, it can be easy to take our live services for granted. The work to build our new website is challenging our whole way of thinking, especially our approach to content management. In the meantime though, we've been doing plenty of work on parliament.uk.
We can help to deliver high-quality, strategic outcomes by using clear, simple processes.