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.
Elisabeth Ward recently joined the content team at PDS and she blogs about coming from a small agency to working in Parliament, what it's like to work here and how she's spent her first six weeks.
Culture - it's a tough one. You'll hear all sorts of companies and brands talking about their working culture - but it's not something that you can just implement. In fact, sometimes the more you try, the less successful you'll be.
This is the Data & Search team's eighth set of fortnight notes. The idea is to keep an ongoing, public record of what we're doing. We'll iterate the notes with a view to making them better over time.
Our user research team spent a day with GDS observing how they run their user research sessions. It was an interesting opportunity to see the processes and methods used by an established research team and we learned a lot that could help the development of our own team.
Julie Byrne blogs about PDS attending the latest Silicon Milkroundabout and how we brought our Digital Principles to life at the event.
Through user research, we found out that the public want to understand what kind of person is representing them as an MP or a Lord. Parliament holds a lot of this information but we wanted to understand what specific information people want to know about their representatives.
Henry Lau explains how we used guerilla user research to find out what information the public need when contacting an MP/Lord.