And we teach key techniques so attendees can join in user research activities and be good ‘research buddies’. You will work independently, with support and guidance from more senior user researchers. Posted by: Steph Marsh - Head of User Research and Analysis, GDS, Posted on: 30 August 2019 - Categories: Conferences and events, Tips and techniques In this post, Stephanie Marsh, Head of User Research and Analysis at GDS talks about learnings from a workshop that City University ran on designing and research with people with aphasia. User research. The Core Purposes of … User centred and Agile practices - Conduct user centred design practice and work with … Responsibilities: Plan and design user research programmes, testing both high level con David is a chartered psychologist specialising in user experience. User-Centered Design (UCD) An approach to designing a product or service (e.g. Starting the work Our lab is open to the rest of government so that they can carry out research into their own projects and services. ... Find out more at the GDS Blog or the Design in Government blog. What user research actually is. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. In this course you will learn and practice techniques of user research and early UI design exploration. Posted by: Andy Sellick - Frontend Developer, GDS, Posted on: 18 December 2017 - Categories: Access needs, Accessibility, Assistive technology, Code, Design, Testing, User research We look at the work the GOV.UK Publishing Frontend team have done to make their … GDS has worked closely with departments throughout this process, to make sure the taxonomy meets user needs and to make sure the content is as good as it can be. User research, or UX research, is an absolutely vital part of the user experience design process. He also runs his own company, Userfocus, and has written a couple of books on usability and user experience. Typically done at the start of a project, it encompasses different types of research methodology to gather valuable data and feedback. As a User Researcher you will work in a multi-disciplinary team on a wide range of user research activities. user interface design), in which the end user is placed in the center of the process. David has more than 20 years experience in the field of user research and has delivered over 250 seminars for a range of private and public sector organisations. For academic readers, to a digital team, the GDS service assessment is a bit like what a viva may be to a doctoral researcher (but the viva is harder and scarier!) Posted by: Liam O'Brien and Mansoor Mir - Senior user researcher, GDS, Posted on: 27 September 2019 - Categories: Conferences and events, Ethos, User research infrastructure A group of people sitting in a circle having a discussion during the research ethics meetup Role: User Researcher - REF29889 Contracting Authority: Central Government Contract … share research insights to inform improvements to user experiences. Offered by University of Minnesota. The course has been designed with GDS and was delivered by David Travis. Over the two days we explain how user research fits into designing, building and running government services. Here’s how GDS helped the Home Office’s UK Visas and Immigration team (UKVI) with research on their taxonomy. It is an assessment run by Government Digital Services to ensure that a service developed within Government meets the Digital Service Standard.It is run at the end of alpha, private beta and public beta. We use it to carry out research into all the things we deliver, from guidance and standards to common components. First, you will learn and practice several techniques for user research, including in-person research and survey and log-analysis techniques. GDS recently moved to a new office, which gave us the opportunity to redesign our user research lab. What is a GDS Assessment? The study of the user's reactions to and interactions with a system. Wireframe. For new dates, please visit the cross government events and training in the user-centred design community page.