What we learnt from the International Design in Government conference

Blog post by content designers Sian Addicott and Robert Gray, and user researcher and designer David Monaghan. At the end of June, over 200 delegates from over 13 countries descended on Edinburgh for the International Design in Government Summer Conference. Several of us from teams across Registers of Scotland were lucky enough to be there. The theme for the conference was participatory design. It was … Continue reading What we learnt from the International Design in Government conference

Website changes: A focus on tasks, trends and terminology

Robert Gray, one of our content designers, breaks down the techniques our content team used to make decisions on how our website could compliment the launch of ScotLIS We’ve recently made some changes to our website to compliment the launch of the new ScotLIS service. We used a task based approach as our main inspiration for the revamp. What is task based content? Task based … Continue reading Website changes: A focus on tasks, trends and terminology

Redesigning our approved developments search

Blog post by Oli Kass, Digital Manager. Our approved developments listing houses a searchable database of development plan PDFs. Solicitors and developers use these plans to confirm that developments are to be built on land that a developer owns. Reviewing this content when moving from our legacy site to the new ros.gov.uk was a big challenge. The content had to better address user needs and … Continue reading Redesigning our approved developments search

How we’ve made the new RoS site more accessible

Blog post by Scott McLear, senior digital manager at RoS.

Over the past few months we have been building, testing and developing our new corporate website.

We went live with our public beta in early June 2018, a significant step towards delivering our ultimate goal of making ros.gov.uk the place for everyone to find out what they need to know about Scottish land and property registration.

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Why improving site search has been a priority for our new website

Blog post by Oli Kass, digital manager. Next week will see us go live with a public beta site for ros.gov.uk. It’s significant step towards delivering our ultimate goal of making ros.gov.uk the place for everyone to find out what they need to know about Scottish land and property registration. We’ve written already about how content design and user research and testing have been a … Continue reading Why improving site search has been a priority for our new website

Redesign with end-users in mind

Over the past few months we have been building, testing and developing our corporate website. We will soon be going live with our public beta, and before then we will be telling stakeholders through our blog how we have developed the site with the user at heart. Why the overhaul? The corporate website has grown to an unwieldy size with lots of content being added but … Continue reading Redesign with end-users in mind