This might be the GDS data blog, but that doesn’t mean all the stories related to data are published here first.
Data is often most interesting - and useful - when it’s applied to specific products, and many interesting pieces of analysis get published on the various product blogs currently on the go. To make sure we’re pulling all the threads together, we’ll publish a regular monthly round-up of all the analysis flavoured blog posts on here.
Data, data everywhere
Paul Cronk published two great posts to the Inside GOV.UK blog about the devices being used to access the GOV.UK site, and our experimental campaign linking smoke alarm testing nudges to the prominent changing the clocks page. Ashraf Chohan also contributed a how-to guide on understanding basic metrics - the first in a series of articles on content performance. Also on the GOV.UK blog, Alice Newton has written about the insights her team has taken from analysis on the topics page format.
Richard Sargeant sent back a postcard from his travels in America, writing about the discussions he had with Mike Flowers’ public data pioneers in New York City.
In a great example of cross-disciplinary work, Ashraf and Jo Inskip wrote about how they combined analytics and user insight in their work on the Identity Assurance platform.
Meanwhile Mat Johnson posted about how the designers played with the Performance Platform data to present important messages on big screens.