Contextual research is about watching your users in the environment where they usually use your product. In this blog post, we talk about how we've used contextual observation to iterate and improve GOV.UK Notify.
Carrying out user research on the devices people actually use in real life - such as mobile phones and tablets - will help make the interactions you see in user research as natural as possible. Here's how we approach this.
The Government as a Platform team recently carried out research with 150 service teams across government and got a huge amount of data back. Here's how they analysed this.
The topic for our cross government meetup in June was Good Discovery. We had a great turn out and 5 fantastic talks.
It’s good practice to measure the performance of your site, and monitor this over time – often called benchmarking. On GOV.UK, we’ve just completed our fourth wave of benchmarking.
Government services should be usable by as many people as possible, including those who are disabled. It’s our sixth design principle.
In agile, we find that user research works best when we do research in every sprint.
I’m part of the user research team working on Defra’s Rural Payments exemplar, and I’m constantly grappling with where to carry out research with farmers and their agents.
I've been thinking (and doodling).
We had just travelled up a long, deeply potholed dirt track, ominously called ‘unnamed road’ on the GPS and were now looking for ‘Three Chimney farmhouse’.