Last Tuesday, the Data and Search team held our second public event at Newspeak House. At the first outing, Dan Barrett gave a talk about our work and the various problems we're trying to fix. For the second event we decided on a change of format.
One of the audiences for the Members pages are Members themselves. We recently spent time doing research on the design of these pages to identify their needs. We used affinity mapping to analyse the findings of 7 semi-structured interviews with Members of both the House of Commons and Lords.
A monthly update from the PDS content team about what's going on with the blogs, social media, and website analytics.
The Data and Search team have made good progress over the past two weeks. In this twelfth set of fortnight notes I will try and encapsulate all those happenings!
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)?
MPs can submit questions to the Table Office electronically but the current system has many issues. One of the projects that PDS is currently working on is to improve this submission system. We developed a new interface for submitting questions, to help give MPs feedback about their questions and help them prepare before they ask their question.
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.
As I settle into my new role as Parliament's Director of Transformation and embrace the challenges ahead, I'm reminded of the importance of diversity in today’s changing world.
Rob Greig talks about the threat of cyber attacks and why we have Cyber Security Month in Parliament
Firstly our team name doesn't tell the full story. We’re not just user researchers and designers, we’re also product managers and performance analysts. Our goal though is shared: to put user needs first.