Archives: July 2017

Lab+: Analysis of existing user research and needs

An summary of the user research done at Lab+: we wanted to understand common threads, trends or inconsistencies worth exploring. We also looked for user needs and insights across this research as well as in recent international reports. Continue reading Lab+: Analysis of existing user research and needs

Lab+: Why I took time away from a perfectly good job to take on a secondment

After several years with PHARMAC, shaping words and websites about how medicines and medical devices are funded to get the best health for New Zealanders, Jennifer Geard writes about her recent experience on secondment at Lab+.
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Web accessibility workshop for content authors – encore

The Department of Internal Affairs is holding a second free workshop on web accessibility for content authors on 8 August 2017. This is a repeat of the workshop held in Wellington on 18 July. Continue reading Web accessibility workshop for content authors – encore

Lab+: All-of-Government Services Finder

An overview of the Lab+ work focused on exploring how a data-driven all-of-government Services Finder could work. Continue reading Lab+: All-of-Government Services Finder

First CWP meetup reveals what makes or breaks an intranet

The first Common Web Platform (CWP) was held at SilverStripe headquarters on 15 June, 2017. The event attracted over 30 people eager to learn about what trends we’re seeing in intranets and what to watch out for when building one. We also had demonstrations of what Government agencies are doing in this space. Continue reading First CWP meetup reveals what makes or breaks an intranet

Lab+: Working together to improve outcomes for students

People from the Tertiary Education Commission, Inland Revenue and the Commission for Financial Capability joined Lab+ over the last month for a design sprint to answer critical questions about improving outcomes for students by prototyping and testing ideas. Continue reading Lab+: Working together to improve outcomes for students

Lab+: MSD and their digital transformation journey

The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) Service Innovation Team spoke to the business and technology teams at the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) about their digital transformation journey. We discovered a relevant and important story that would benefit other agencies. Read the full case study below (or in PDF (175KB). It includes key lessons learned, areas of interest, and importantly, … Continue reading Lab+: MSD and their digital transformation journey

Lab+: Our “Integrated Services” Design Approach (for “becoming a senior”)

This post is a high level overview of the user research we collected, analysed and conducted during the Lab+ work with a focus of ‘becoming a senior’ as a convenient lens to explore the concept of integrated services. Continue reading Lab+: Our “Integrated Services” Design Approach (for “becoming a senior”)