Whether you're enjoying a slice of Banoffee pie, planning your next staycation, or just stroking your labradoodle, who doesn't love a portmanteau (combining the sounds of two separate words to make a new one)?
Measurement and evaluation
Here at PDS, we start with user needs and this means putting our users first. We're currently working on prototype pages for the new parliament.uk website. Part of this involves discovery work about the browsers people are using to access the website and complete their task. Here's what we've found.
The other day I said that our new year's resolution was to talk to you in words about our numbers. In fact, we want to do more than that. We're playing with different ways of sharing, and monitoring what works (and what doesn't).
Looking at numbers in isolation rarely tells much of a story. So, from now on it's our resolution to talk to you in words about our numbers.
At the end of August, the development team set up a recruitment task force. The aim was to research and test ideas on how to improve recruitment at PDS. We talk about what we've done, what we've learned and what's next for the task force.
Now that 2016 is done and dusted (and what a year it was), we’ve done some digging on the blog stats for last year. We wanted to see how the blog’s doing and what our audience like.
A look at our #ParliamenTree campaign to crowdsource Christmas tree photos
As many of you will be only too familiar with, recruiting people into technical roles can be particularly challenging. Here at PDS we're dedicated to finding better ways to deal with these challenges.
Some readers might know who we are, but I’m sure that many still don’t know. So, this post aims to answer a few existential questions about the (Corporate) Data team that you may have.
Holly is the Deputy Head of Public Information in the House of Commons. Holly was invited along to join a team consisting of staff from the Digital Service, our partner fluxx and other House staff from the Lords and the Commons in a two day rapid prototyping event called “Rapid Start.”