Start with user needs

Building a new online service: petitioning a hybrid bill

Boxes of written objections received in response to HS2 Bill

We recently launched an online process for petitioning against a hybrid bill after receiving hundreds of paper petitions against a recent bill. Sarah Purssell has blogged about why this was a good opportunity to develop this as a digital service.

What discovery, alpha, beta, and live mean at Parliament

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We're building a new website and rather than redesigning the entire website at once, we’re creating little bits of it in iterative steps. You'll probably hear us calling this 'agile' and 'iterative' design. Laurence Grinyer explains what agile working looks like in Parliament.

Helping our users outside of Westminster

Map of Stockbridge

PDS is aware that the 650 MP constituency offices around the country don't often get the tech support they need from us. To help staff make the most of the services on offer, we've decided to create a local engagement team. Daniel Crutchfield explains what to expect from this new team.