An update from UK Parliament's Editor-in-Chief, Carrie Kleiner, introducing the new House of Lords portraits following on from the success of the MP portraits project back in summer 2017.
Now that 2016 is done and dusted (and what a year it was), we’ve done some digging on the blog stats for last year. We wanted to see how the blog’s doing and what our audience like.
At PDS we like to push ourselves and aim big. After our visit to GDS at the end of November we felt inspired to get our user testing lab set up. Our Christmas wish was to do user testing on mobile devices by January.
We're continuing our research into members information on the website. This time, we spoke to constituency offices about the enquiries they get and how they manage them.
Last week I attended an Amazon Web Services (AWS) event about digital skills. There was lots of discussion about the difference in the skills needed for traditional IT and cloud technology. Given the huge growth in cloud technology, the skills gap is bigger than many people think.
First things first, a very Happy New Year to all of you from us! We have been away for a while this time, but we promise to be back every fortnight. Now on to our ninth set of notes to …
What we do, who we are, what's coming up for us and what we don't do
Turns out you lot really like chairs ...
A look at our #ParliamenTree campaign to crowdsource Christmas tree photos
It’s been nearly 20 months since the Parliamentary Digital Service (PDS) sprang to life. By rolling together the House of Commons Web and Intranet Service (WIS) and Parliamentary ICT we created PDS. And we didn’t exactly do what people expected.
Three of our business analysts went to the DWP Digital Academy to find out more about the work of business analysts in a digital environment.