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.
Towards the end of May we went to see Matt Jukes at the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in Newport to learn from his experience as Product Lead building the new ONS website.
This week, we started Sprint 3 focusing on creating a Member page prototype for members of both houses.
This week, we have mainly spent time shadowing different offices in the House of Commons and House of Lords to gain a better understanding of the core role of Parliament and the Houses’ strategies.
Hello, we're the User Engagement Lead team working in the Parliamentary Digital Service. There are many changes and developments happening within the Digital Service - many of which have a direct impact on others working across Parliament.
For our first sprint we had a goal to produce a working in-browser prototype. It made sense to follow on from some of our work in the Fluxx rapid start incubation.
During the last sprint, Rebecca and I had the task of exploring technology stacks for the new website.
There was plenty of activity around Parliament this week as Wednesday was the State Opening of Parliament. Caroline and Nara managed to witness it in person and even sneaked into the background of the official photos.
I have been the Head of Data & Search for 6 weeks, working in Emma Allen’s Digital Development team. It is a new role, and I’m fortunate because it’s something that I wanted to do for a while.
This is the (late) first of a series of week notes from the Parliament’s website alpha team. This week we took a step back from creating prototypes and ran a one-week research sprints.
This week we held the first gathering of Parliament’s Digital Portfolio board. This is a group of senior leaders from across Parliament who are charged with ensuring that we deliver Parliament’s digital portfolio.