In the different areas I’ve worked - I’m from the Commons Library, but have spent some time in the Commons Committee Office – we’ve never excelled at getting good, quick feedback from Members or their staff.
This week we carried on with our MP and Lord prototype (I will write a more detailed blog on how we approached it later next week). Without further ado, this is what website alpha got up to this week.
Towards the end of May we went to see Matt Jukes at the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in Newport to learn from his experience as Product Lead building the new ONS website.
This week, we started Sprint 3 focusing on creating a Member page prototype for members of both houses.
This week, we have mainly spent time shadowing different offices in the House of Commons and House of Lords to gain a better understanding of the core role of Parliament and the Houses’ strategies.
Hello, we're the User Engagement Lead team working in the Parliamentary Digital Service. There are many changes and developments happening within the Digital Service - many of which have a direct impact on others working across Parliament.
For our first sprint we had a goal to produce a working in-browser prototype. It made sense to follow on from some of our work in the Fluxx rapid start incubation.
During the last sprint, Rebecca and I had the task of exploring technology stacks for the new website.
There was plenty of activity around Parliament this week as Wednesday was the State Opening of Parliament. Caroline and Nara managed to witness it in person and even sneaked into the background of the official photos.
I have been the Head of Data & Search for 6 weeks, working in Emma Allen’s Digital Development team. It is a new role, and I’m fortunate because it’s something that I wanted to do for a while.