Steve Bromley has learned a lot by making mistakes. In this post, he explores some of the challenges teams face that prevent useful research from happening and what techniques he's used to overcome them.
George Lamb recently worked with the House of Commons Library to help them with a new product they hope to release later in the year.
This is part one of a series on the people team’s recent alpha on members' activity. User researcher, Marttiina Gilchrist, shares the process and practices that were used to get the team immersed in research and understanding the users.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new EU regulation which strengthens people’s rights to understand and control how information about them is used. The user research team has been busy preparing for it.
When people think about user research, their image is often of our research lab. Steve Bromley explores the attraction to usability testing in a lab, but also explaind how we decide on the research method used.
When presenting findings from usability testing, we often get asked ‘how many people had that issue’. In this post, Steve Bromley explains why we don’t answer that question.
Matt Stutely and Tim Barnes introduce the new MemberHub, a digital service to help MPs and staff manage their work more efficiently.
The user research team are a busy bunch so how do they decide where to focus their time? Steve Bromley explains what these teams look like in Parliament and why user researchers support them.
“Start with user needs” is a phrase we hear a lot. Steve Bromley has blogged previously about what it means and everyone agrees that it sounds like the sort of thing we should be doing. In this post he shares his thoughts about what happens after ‘starting with user needs’.
Jack is a PhD researcher at the University of Southampton and he recently took a break from his studies for a two week placement with the user research team at PDS. He wanted to learn more about the profession so here’s what he found.