Category Government Digital Service
GOV.UK, the UK’s single website for government information and services, is built in the open by a team within the Government Digital Service (GDS). The GOV.UK team is made up of several product, content and support teams that all work together to provide a single service for the public and for civil servants. The GOV.UK team makes […]
Anonymous feedback from GOV.UK’s users has proven immensely useful since the site launched in 2012. This post describes how this feedback is captured and what makes it useful.
GOV.UK was brought up in Parliament yesterday. Some praise, and I liked the challenge laid down to improve the usability. Lord Leigh of Hurley: In fact, last week I attempted to put myself in the shoes of such an SME businessman and visited the government website to seek help. As your Lordships may know, the new […]
I remember going to the dentist one time and being told off for having a bad brushing technique. As well as causing mild embarrassment, the rebuke got me thinking about feedback cycles – assuming that I adjusted my brushing, when would I notice a difference? Plaque build-up isn’t something that’s easy to pick up at […]
Update: Here’s a discussion of this post on Reddit, and here is a French translation. I’m a developer. Here’s the graph of my open source contributions on GitHub for the last 12 months: While I also do some open source in my spare time, the vast majority of those green dots happen during my work […]