One of our new product managers talks about his first few weeks at PDS. How having any new job is pretty daunting and how it's even more so when it's as world renowned and prestigious as Parliament.
We're making our content work harder by making it easier to understand. To borrow a phrase from the experts on plain English – this isn't about dumbing down, it's about opening up.
We recently wrote about the Parliamentary Archives and the work they're doing to be more accessible to the public. In this post, we're talking about how they're helping to preserve Parliament on social media.
It's been three months since we've had a Blog Editor at PDS. Last month we did a review of how the first three months have gone so here's what we found.
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.
It's month three of our commitment to using words to talk about our numbers. March was a busy month and brought with it some social media successes we'd like to share.
We've started using pair writing as a technique for people to work together when writing content. We recently did some training on this and three of us also did some pair writing together. Here we talk about pair writing and how we found it.
Today we made beta.parliament.uk publicly available for the first time. This is our first public step towards a new website for Parliament and the beginning of a long series of frequent releases.
The user research team talk about how their findings helped shape the new Members section of the beta Parliament website.
The theme of this year's International Women's Day was "be bold for change". A good mantra for everyone, men and women. As I went to a Parliamentary reception to mark the event, I thought of that other quote, "Be the change you want to see".