User researcher intern Craig Beaton tells how he's building on his research qualifications with a career at the Home Office.
Senior user researcher Emily Ball shares her thoughts on a recent exchange trip to New Zealand, where she saw how digital services work on govt.nz
Kate Tarling continues her discussion on service design. In this post, she explains the importance of defining and measuring desired outcomes – at each stage of a service and of the service as a whole
Kate Tarling discusses the importance of identifying the intent of a service and the stages involved in delivering it, from start to end
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
User researcher intern Kiri Chaundy tells how life has been a nonstop learning curve since she joined Home Office Digital, Data and Technology
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
As we go about redesigning public services to be clearer, simpler and faster, we sometimes hear things like, ‘civil servants are users too.’ And of course they are.
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.