New Festival of Politics website is live

Last week the Web and Online Project Team were proud to release the new Festival of Politics website. This is the first of our microsites to follow a user centred design process and to be built in our new Sitecore content management system. This is part of our efforts to bring consistent user experience across our online channels and you can find out more about this in our blog ‘Creating a consistent experience for people using Scottish Parliament websites’.

Festival of Politics Website Home Page
Screenshot of the Festival of Politics website homepage.

We’re using the same designs and code as our Beta website, but with its own festival look and feel. This consistent functionality means people can do what they need to easily across our websites. This is the start of our microsite rationalisation work.

As we’ve followed user centred design processes to improve the design and content on the site, it better meets the objectives of the festival. By following a user testing process we are confident the site will meet user needs of those who wish to attend the festival events.

It was really important to make sure that our users could carry out the tasks they needed to. For example, our user testing showed us users found it difficult to use the booking website we had used previously. As a result, we’ve moved to Eventbrite to support online ticketing this year.

You can visit the Festival of Politics website and book tickets now.