Data infrastructure is about building the foundations for the way government uses data. This work deals with some very technical, system-level infrastructure. So we did some user research.
A few years ago, when I was organising finance and procurement for the GDS user research lab I was gung-ho and eager to get everyone involved and enthusiastic too. It proved a very good move.
Lars Boström is a Team Leader and Web Coordinator at the Swedish Consumer Agency. Here, Lars talks about his experience of job shadowing user researchers at GDS.
Katy Arnold, Head of User Research and Design at Home Office, talks about her experience of joining a GDS service standard assessment panel.
Forms specialist Caroline Jarrett talks about what makes a great form, and why you should care.
Here at GDS we are privileged to meet digital teams from around the world, and we often stay in touch well after our first meeting.
User research is a large part of what we do here at GDS, but we aren't the only ones hard at work doing it
When we were designing and building our user research lab, we learned a lot about how best to build one. During the past 6 months of running our lab, we've learned even more.
A quick walk around our offices and you’ll see that vertical surfaces, whether wall or not, are both covered and coveted.