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.
In early spring we’ll be releasing the first part of our new website. This first public step brings together a lot of effort and coordination. I’d like to outline the activities and thinking that have got us this far and what to expect from a new website for Parliament.
Today we hosted the Digital Service Quarterly Update. This was the first of our events for colleagues across Parliament to find out more about the work of PDS.
For those of you who have been reading our blog posts, you may have noticed me mentioning several times the importance of a topic/issue approach to Parliamentary information.
It has been a little bit quieter for the alpha team recently, so this time we have fortnight notes! This week, we welcomed Peter and Dana to the team.
This week we've been continuing our work on topics and members, and started to look at long-form content with stakeholders in the Commons, Lords and POST.
This week’s focus was mainly on the Topics prototype. Jack trialled Marvel app to produce and test this prototype and Kheira conducted usability testing sessions with 8 participants to test it.
This week we’ve been continuing to explore how to present the work of Parliament through topics to the public.
As you know, here at PDS we’re busy building a new website. As part of the discovery work the content team are doing, we recently carried out a couple of short workshops about the content management system (CMS).
This week we have been spending time looking at topics and conducting research with various groups.