Archives: December 2014

First impressions: tackling the homepage bounce rate

What next for Govt.nz after A/B homepage testing? Well, we’ve been working with Massey University’s Open Lab to get fresh thinking on our design and structure. They’ve come up with some great ideas to help address our bounce rate issues. Continue reading First impressions: tackling the homepage bounce rate

The size and shape of government web

As part of the Web Consolidation Strategic Assessment work, we’ve been looking at the government web domain and doing some analysis and categorisation. This work is part of our current state analysis, and it helps us understand the existing landscape better. Continue reading The size and shape of government web

Identity Conference 2015 – Enabling Digital Identity and Privacy in a Connected World

The Identity Conference 2015 — Enabling Digital Identity and Privacy in a Connected World is coming in May 2015. Here’s a preview of what to expect. Continue reading Identity Conference 2015 – Enabling Digital Identity and Privacy in a Connected World

More Web Standards Self-Assessments workshops

How are you getting along with your Web Standards Self-Assessments? Have you encountered any thorny issues preventing you from completing your testing? Is there any part of the process that you are having difficulty with? We would like the opportunity to help if we can, so we’ve planned 2 more workshops. Continue reading More Web Standards Self-Assessments workshops

A/B/C/D/Evolving the Govt.nz homepage design

When Govt.nz launched in July this year we’d already completed several rounds of user research. The design of the site and the layout of the homepage had changed a lot since we launched the first beta version the previous year. After several months, we started to see some interesting patterns in our website analytics. From this data it looks like there’s a group of users we’re not helping. We decided to run some A/B tests. Continue reading A/B/C/D/Evolving the Govt.nz homepage design

Accessibility and Govt.nz — time to pause and reflect

We launched Govt.nz on 29 July 2014. We haven’t stopped building, though. At the moment, one of the things we’re working on in web testing is how to make Govt.nz a flagship for accessibility. Continue reading Accessibility and Govt.nz — time to pause and reflect