This blog post will cover what we’ve achieved, how our biggest, most exciting challenge is yet to come, and how government needs to work together to get there.
We launched the beta version of the new taxonomy earlier this year, which focuses on education content. In this post we’ll go into more detail about why this new taxonomy is required, and the choices we made while developing it.
The look and feel of the worldwide pages on GOV.UK has changed. We’ve made these changes to make things better, both for users and for GOV.UK publishers.
We held the fifth cross-government content conference - ConCon5 - in London on Wednesday 15 March. It was the biggest yet, with over 275 people attending on the day and 73 watching the live stream.
Public Health England (PHE) is well underway in transitioning it’s numerous legacy websites. With support from GDS we're transforming our content to meet our users’ needs.
It’s official: the new GOV.UK taxonomy is now in beta.
In the cross-government content community, we’ve been talking a lot about the crucial part content plays in coherent services. Helping colleagues from other disciplines understand the value of user-centred content is one of the goals of GOV.UK’s content operating model …
The Finding Things team held a tagging day on 9 January 2017 to connect the education-related content to the draft new taxonomy. Publishers look at each of their pages and choose tags like "Early years funding" and "Phonics".
One of the aims for the GOV.UK roadmap this year was to understand more about how digital tools could improve consultations. In Q3 of this year we hired The Democratic Society and Snook to carry out a 6 week discovery.
There are great teams building online services all over government - but the success of those services depends on how they work as part of users' whole experience. Things fall down if a government letter or helpline tells users something …