After a really busy few days of creating ideas around “Unlocking digital democracy for all”, we're working on providing definitions to complicated words and phrases on our website (Jargon Buster) and supporting the public in connecting them to take some action with Parliament.
Last week, we ran a rapid prototyping event with a company called Fluxx based in Farringdon. A small group of people from across Parliament - the Digital Service, the House of Commons and the House of Lords - gathered at the Fluxx offices, to think about ideas related to 'Unlocking Democracy for All'.
Rebecca has recently joined the Digital Service working in the Rapid Apps team, here is her story of how she became a developer.
Read how select committees have been using Twitter to crowdsource questions to help them hold ministers and other powerful figures to account on behalf of the public.
Since 2007 Parliament has been using web forums to help committees of MPs gather evidence for their inquiries. Find out how these targeted web forums have helped Parliament to represent the public and hold the Government to account.
Last week, data visualisation specialist Andy Kirk presented the final talk of the year in Parliament’s series of seminars on Exploring Digital. The session explored the challenges of visualising data effectively and the approaches practitioners could take to meet them.
I’ve been Head of Strategy in the Parliamentary Digital Service since July and thought it duly time to share what I’ve been doing with my colleagues since then on developing a digital strategy for Parliament.
We've just started hosting a podcast of PMQs on the UK Parliament SoundCloud account and we’d be interested to hear any suggestions you might have about how we might develop this new service.
Last week we were lucky enough to have Tom Standage, deputy editor of The Economist, come into Parliament to talk about digital strategy and the future of news in a digital world.
Since the beginning of the year, the Parliamentary Digital Service has played host to a series of seminars entitled Exploring Digital. The idea is to bring together in Parliament, thought leaders in the digital space with parliamentary staff and Members.