On Tuesday 12 May, history was made with the first ever remote division (vote) in the House of Commons. How does remote voting work, what were the challenges, and what’s next? PDS Director of Software Engineering tells the story.
This week we have been focusing on what we have learned so far. The whole team was involved in sessions to sum up what we have learnt about product approach, usability testing and guerrilla testing and the prototypes we made.
Samuel Kasadha, a work experience student, spent a week shadowing various people at PDS. He wrote about how we helped him understand the work that gets done in parliament, what goes on behind the scenes and the difference between parliament and government.
This week we had our show and tell for Sprint 6, which focused on the results of the usability testing of the Statutory Instruments prototype.
Phew! Busy busy for the website alpha team building and learning.
Matthew Bwye Lera, an 18 year old student spent 3 weeks on work experience at PDS. He talks about what he learnt during his time in Parliament.
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.