https://blog-digitalparliament.scot/help-us-make-our-information-findable

Help us make our information findable

One of our content strategy principles is that our ‘content is findable’. This means that we prioritise helping people who want our information to find it as quickly and easily as possible. 

We’re building this into our content and design work for the Beta website, by naming things clearly, using the language people use rather than technical jargon and ensuring content is where people expect to find it. However, we need your help.

How you can help

Last week, we got staff from across the Parliament together to create a draft navigation structure to test.

This image shows the draft navigation strcture mapped out on post its
The draft navigation structure we'll be testing.

We’re going to ask you to do something called a ‘tree test’ – where we ask you to try to find information in our draft navigation structure. This includes a number of tasks to make sure our information is as easy to find as it can be.

What you need to do

Go to our tree test on the Optimal Workshop website and go through the tasks. It should take about 15 minutes to complete.

By taking part you’ll be helping highlight any problem areas with our navigation.

What we’ll do with the information

We’ll use the findings to improve our draft navigation.

We’ll also use the information we ask for upfront – about what type of user you are – to help make sure we’ve tested with all our user groups.

We also ask what areas of the website you normally use to understand behaviour by user type.

If you have any questions about the tree test or want to get involved in our work in another way, please get in contact via webproject@parliament.scot.