Join us at the next content clinic at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) in London, 17 March 2015, from 3:30 to 5:30pm. We'll catch up with colleagues across government, share best practice and discuss content problems.
We’re trying a new format this time, so you will decide what we talk about. We’ll start with pitches, where you sell what you want to talk about (thanks, John Ploughman). We’ll vote and discuss 2.
Some themes that have come up recently are:
- getting other people (especially decision makers) to understand why we write the way we do
- how to keep user needs in mind, and make sure others do as well
- how manuals work
Collaborate on content
Have you come across a difficult piece of content lately? Or an instance where you're not sure you’ve got the right format? Bring these pieces along (or the urls), and we'll discuss them as a group. We do this a lot at GDS, in ‘content critiques’. They are a bit daunting at first, but we learn from each other and are more consistent because of them.
Present to colleagues
If you’d like to present something, just let us know. Maybe you’d like to share a piece of content that you’ve worked on successfully, or a tool you’ve found useful.
And if there’s something in particular you’d like to talk about, either leave a note below, when you register, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tagging official documents
Graeme Paterson from The National Archives will be coming along to show us how to tag official documents correctly.
The clinic will be:
17 March 2015, from 3.30 to 5.30pm
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)
1 Victoria Street