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.
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".
Jo Clay, Head of Inclusive Resourcing at Equal Approach, explains what the "bro code" is and how to improve diversity in digital.
One of the audiences for the Members pages are Members themselves. We recently spent time doing research on the design of these pages to identify their needs. We used affinity mapping to analyse the findings of 7 semi-structured interviews with Members of both the House of Commons and Lords.
A monthly update from the PDS content team about what's going on with the blogs, social media, and website analytics.