Paul Harvey-Douglas studied English and his first job was selling adverts on a local newspaper. He's written about how he went from a cub reporter to a content designer in PDS.
At the moment, it isn't easy to find information on a subject, a topic or an issue on the parliament website. We decided to tackle two key aspects of parliament and user needs: Members of Parliament and subjects, topics and issues that people care about.
It’s been again a busy week for all!
Well, this is the first time I’ve written a blog post so I hope you like it! I’m Matthew Bwye Lera, a Spanish guy who has come to do some work experience here.
This week we've been focusing on Statutory Instruments (SIs). We've had several explanatory sessions with colleagues from across both houses so we've created a prototype.
This week has been focused around the end of sprint 4, and the accompanying show and tell (with our highest turnout yet), and the planning of sprint 5, which we’ve decided will be on statutory instruments.
To everyone reading this I am Alexander Fedotov and I am 15 years old, from Fleet, Hampshire. This week I’ve been working with the Website Alpha team and I have greatly enjoyed it!
This week we have been testing and iterating on our HTML prototype focusing on members and issues. We have also expanded our data prototype, incorporating data on committees.
This week we’ve all been working on getting ready for the mid-week show and tell and planning the fourth sprint. There was also good news as Berenice has joined the team as a Programme and Project Officer.
In the different areas I’ve worked - I’m from the Commons Library, but have spent some time in the Commons Committee Office – we’ve never excelled at getting good, quick feedback from Members or their staff.
This week we carried on with our MP and Lord prototype (I will write a more detailed blog on how we approached it later next week). Without further ado, this is what website alpha got up to this week.