In the Home Office CoLab have applied user-centred policy design to make improvements to the refugee integration loans service. In this case study Deputy Director of Design and Research, Katy Arnold, explains how.
Content design is informed by user research findings. With all government services this is critical, as it’s the user that needs to carry out certain tasks to reach a successful outcome - for example provide their date of birth or …
A little known fact about designers is that they are herd animals. Not only do they like the company of their kind, but they can benefit from working together in a number of ways.
Many content designers come from editorial or journalistic backgrounds, and while digital continues to become the dominant force in those roles, an agile approach to working hasn’t been adopted by everyone.
Here at Home Office Digital, we are continuously trying to improve how we function as a team. One of the ways we do this is through our Organisational Sprint
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.
It’s a fair assertion that when interacting with a government service you’ll probably need to fill in a form.
Sheffield is a fantastically creative city. Just look at the sheer number of artists who have come from Sheffield. The Arctic Monkeys, Cabaret Voltaire, Craine, Def Leppard, Human League, Heaven 17, Richard Hawley, Tony Christie ... I could go on. …
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