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.
We recently launched an online process for petitioning against a hybrid bill after receiving hundreds of paper petitions against a recent bill. Sarah Purssell has blogged about why this was a good opportunity to develop this as a digital service.
The user engagement team is one of the largest in PDS. Despite being so many, there's probably a lot of people who don’t actually know who we are or what we do. That's what this blog post is for.
Caroline Braibant works in the content team and is using her 10% time to mentor a young refugee. She writes about how this helps with her work and what she's learned from using her 10% time.
We're building a new website and rather than redesigning the entire website at once, we’re creating little bits of it in iterative steps. You'll probably hear us calling this 'agile' and 'iterative' design. Laurence Grinyer explains what agile working looks like in Parliament.
When presenting findings from usability testing, we often get asked ‘how many people had that issue’. In this post, Steve Bromley explains why we don’t answer that question.
We recently launched a web interface to help applications access and query our semantic data in a triple store. Jianhan Zhu talks about what this means for our data.
Hansard are currently recruiting for Parliamentary reporters. In this post, they talk about the skills reporters need and how to apply for the job.
PDS is aware that the 650 MP constituency offices around the country don't often get the tech support they need from us. To help staff make the most of the services on offer, we've decided to create a local engagement team. Daniel Crutchfield explains what to expect from this new team.
On the 6 September last year, we turned on a new search service for parliament.uk. On the 19 January we'll switch off the ‘old service’ for all our users and we'll be fully decommissioning the service by the end of January.
We’ve been looking at the sign up process and subscription service people use to get email updates from UK Parliament. We’ve just finished our alpha phase and want to share some of what we learned.