I haven't written a blog post before - but here goes. I'm Jodie, I'm 15 years old and I come from Dorset. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to complete my week of work experience with the Parliamentary Digital Service.
We have spent the past eight weeks researching our website users’ needs and their level of political engagement as part of a discovery phase using different research methods: face-to-face interviews, phone interviews, pop-up research, and an online survey.
We are recruiting! Come along to our Open Day on Thursday 12 May 2016 between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm to find out more.
Holly is the Deputy Head of Public Information in the House of Commons. Holly was invited along to join a team consisting of staff from the Digital Service, our partner fluxx and other House staff from the Lords and the Commons in a two day rapid prototyping event called “Rapid Start.”
Last week we reached the 3rd week of our incubation period. Our team (Rebecca, Noel, Ganesh, Giuseppe, Jack, Lino and Jocelyn), some business representatives (Ed, Holly and Matt) and our friends from fluxx have been working hard on our two prototypes ‘Jargon Buster’ and ‘Interact’.
I’m looking for people to join our digital development team and help us build exceptional digital services that place Parliament at the forefront of digital democracy the world over.
The first two sprints of discovery for a new parliament.uk website have been extremely busy and very fruitful!
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.