It’s been a busy couple of weeks on the essex.gov.uk project as we’ve moved on to building a working version of the new site. This post talks about how we're managing some key aspects of the development during the beta phase.
This morning, in the penultimate show and tell of the year, Helen West gave a summary of where the team is on the essex.gov.uk project. Specifically she talked about the transition from Alpha to Beta.
In Stockport and Essex we’ve both been on journeys that brought us to an important conclusion: Flexibility of our content offer and collaboration across Local Government are key to how we redesign our services and engage with citizens.
This week’s show and tell was about the alpha Essex work, the project to consolidate Essex County Council’s disparate web estate into one single, user-focussed site. We were in the ‘innovation space’, across the way from our usual home in …
It feels like an exciting time in the service design team. We’re coming to the end of our first significant piece of work. We’ve had time - and produced sufficient work - to meaningfully reflect on what we’ve learnt so far, and these observations are feeding into our preparation for the next phase of work.
We know that not everyone can get to our Wednesday morning sessions, so we’re posting a quick summary here. It’s still much better to be there in person if you can, as the conversation and connection around the presentations is where the magic happens!