Understanding Deaf users’ needs means we can create digital services that better meet those needs. As part of Deaf awareness week (2 to 8 May), here’s what we’ve been doing in Home Office Digital to better understand the needs of …
When Nick and I first got together to write this post about our time in Home Office Digital, it soon became clear that it was going to be a harder task than we first expected. This wasn’t just because we’ve …
Interviewing people is a fundamental user research skill. As user researchers, we want to find out about people, what they think, how they do things, what they find easy, what they find difficult... We want to understand their experiences.
Getting prototypes in front of users early is an important part of how we work in Home Office Digital (HOD). It means we can test our assumptions with real users and make improvements based on the findings.
The Government Digital Service (GDS) has produced guidance on writing for government services. While using simple vocabulary and short sentences is great advice, the guidance is written with native English speakers in mind.
I am Praveen Karadiguddi, a delivery manager in Home Office Digital. After previously spending a fabulous year at GDS, my move to the Home Office has provided a fresh perspective.
I’ve just completed my first month at Home Office Digital as a new User Researcher, having transferred here from Natural England - part of Defra - following a stint on the Rural Pay GDS exemplar
As a user researcher I often feel that a more appropriate title would be chief decorator, because there is nothing we researchers like more than papering wall space with sticky notes and printouts relating to our projects.
On Monday morning we successfully launched the Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW) service private beta in Kuwait to very little fanfare. The way a private beta should be launched.
Looking back at my first 4 months as a new designer for Home Office Digital, I can’t believe how much I have learned and how much I‘ve changed as a designer.