Andrew Travers, Chris Taylor and Michael Owen describe how the Home Office is using design ops to create quality, efficient and scalable digital 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
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.
We have recently launched the alpha of the registration district register which we’ve been working on with the General Register Office to list registration districts across the UK.
On 26 January GDS and UK Visas and Immigration jointly hosted an interactive ‘show and share’ event to share best practice on digital inclusion and developing assisted digital services. The interactive workshop, held in London, included visitors from the Home …
While my team was going through a quiet period on current projects, I decided to run a week-long ‘design sprint’ with a smaller sub team to begin to tackle our next project. Our service is focussed on building systems that …