Senior interaction designer Karwai Pun tells how she used her design skills to help her on her first attempt at using the Home Office Forms framework
Senior user researcher Emily Mahon-Ball tells how and why the Home Office has made a video that explains to participants the purpose and process of user research.
Amy Everett and Michael Owen explain the purpose and content of their prototyping course and tell what they've learnt along the way.
Interaction designer Sam Wakeling explains why it's essential not to lose sight of user needs when building government services
Senior interaction designer Eliot Hill explains the benefits of using the Home Office icons pattern on internal services
Senior designer Michael Owen explains how design standards can help inform good design choices
Charles Reynolds-Talbot explains the role interaction designers have in delivering better, simpler services and shares his insights on the 5 levels of interaction design
Clare Wilcockson – a user researcher in the assisted digital team – shares her thoughts on why some people are reluctant to use online government services and suggests what could be done to help them overcome their fears
I joined the Home Office 4 months ago, after completing an intensive course in user experience design at General Assembly. The course was a mix of theory, workshops and projects, all designed to mirror industry practice.
Delivery teams across the Home Office spend a lot of time observing and testing ideas with users. It’s an essential component of user centred design and helps us understand if our ideas work.