We celebrate our work, and help others understand what we do
This principle is about advocating for user research in our teams, the department, and the wider world.
It means that we always work in the open and share our findings widely: seeking out opportunities to talk inside and outside the department about our methods, ways of working, and what we have tried and learned. We celebrate our triumphs, and the achievements of our colleagues. We are advocates for user research - and for the user research community in Department for Education.
How you know you're meeting this principle
As a user researcher at DfE, you’ll know you’re successfully doing this because:
- People in your team can clearly articulate what your role is, and how you work
- You have talked or presented at UR community or other showcases, about insights you’ve uncovered, or methods and ways of working you’ve used
- You have talked or presented outside of DfE, about your work in the department
- You're celebrating the great work done by other user researchers
How we support you
Right now, we help you to meet this principle with:
- Example teach-ins and presentations about user research for your team
- Community meetups where you can call out great work by colleagues
- Access to the department-wide Show The Thing show and tell
Discuss our principles
Give feedback or suggest changes to this principle by using the 'give us feedback' link at the top of this page.