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User research

What we’ve learned as user researchers in DWP

Chloe and Jo at the kanban in DWP's Leeds transformation hub

Chloe Westerman and Jo O’Keefe both recently graduated from the Department for Work and Pensions' (DWP) intensive digital training programme, the DWP Digital Academy. They now work as user researchers on some of DWP's digital projects, such as Check Your State …

Jamming with Lego, not guitars: My experience of GovJam 2016

When the invite to Leeds GovJam landed in my inbox, I was intrigued but unsure what to expect. A quick google search was it all it took to realise GovJam was definitely worthwhile - a global event which brings together …

How user research is shaping the Pensions Tracing Service

Prototype digital Pensions Tracing Service

In the UK an estimated 5 million workplace and personal pensions are missing or unclaimed – these are worth around £3 billion. The Pension Tracing Service (PTS) provides people with the information they need so they can get in touch …