Tag: beta.govt.nz

Govt.nz — design is a subjective thing

Website design is a subjective topic — some will love it, some won’t, but as with every aspect of web development there is a process and reasoning behind it all. We share our thinking on the visual design of beta.govt.nz Continue reading Govt.nz — design is a subjective thing

Google Analytics – sharing our site’s stats with the world

Sharing our Google Analytics stats via a dashboard helps others learn and gives New Zealanders an open view of our progress. Continue reading Google Analytics – sharing our site’s stats with the world

User testing beta.govt.nz — an optimal experience

Third and final usability testing of beta.govt.nz has been completed with the team celebrating successful results, in particular around user centred content. We’ve already fixed a number of issues raised and working on a few more – aiming for continual improvement of our user experience. Continue reading User testing beta.govt.nz — an optimal experience

Testing comprehension of content on beta.govt.nz

Traditional facilitated user testing only really goes up to finding what you need — “how would you do X?”, “where would you find Y?”. We’re trying to work out how to get beyond that: do people understand X? Can they make decisions from Y? Our first experiment in this phase was with something called a cloze test. Continue reading Testing comprehension of content on beta.govt.nz

March meeting of the Govt.nz peer advisory group

At the second meeting of the Govt.nz peer advisory group, held on 25 March, agency reps and Govt.nz team members discussed a number of issues, including responsive design and the use of mobile. Continue reading March meeting of the Govt.nz peer advisory group

It’s not just users that we’re listening to

Thursday 27 February saw the first meeting of the Govt.nz peer advisory group. This group has been set up to discuss how we can improve the Govt.nz site and what type of future operating model we should develop. Continue reading It’s not just users that we’re listening to