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Weekly update - 25 October 2019

Week two of our second sprint, focus being on iterating our prototypes based on feedback and ensuring we’re gaining a UK-wide view of planning teams by focusing on non-London local authorities.

BoPS wn4a

What happened this week?

BoPS wn4b

Some of the activities covered by the team this week include:

  • Further discussions with Plan✕ - with the news that Plan✕ is heading into the alpha phase, our team had a discussion with Open Systems Lab to understand how we can continue aligning the projects, from the user-facing and admin-facing views
  • User testing sessions - running further using testing sessions, including some members of the planning department within Leeds City Council
  • Iterating our prototypes - applying feedback gathered through user testing sessions to create the next iteration of our prototypes
  • Planning for a trip to Coventry - some of the BoPS team are taking to the road on Monday morning for a trip to Coventry City Council, where we’re running a number of testing sessions and co-design exercises with a team of planning officers

What’s next?

Next week is our sprint two Show & Tell at Tooley Street (everyone is welcome to attend at 2.30pm on Tuesday, floor five), where the team will be sharing progress from across the last two weeks.

Next week, the team is planning on:

  • Continuing recruitment and user testing across UK-wide council planning teams (let us know if you know of any further local authorities who we can be introduced to)
  • Testing our prototypes with a number of confirmed teams, including Coventry City Council and Croydon Council

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