Week 20

This might be the shortest week notes so far.

I’ve spent the entire week working with Mazz on building a new search query for ElasticSearch. We’ve been working hard to show better search results where the exact term matches an item of content, and also improving the relevancy of the results which are returned for a query - particularly when you refine your search. These changes won’t be going live just yet - they’re dependent on an imminent upgrade to ElasticSearch across the cluster - but we’re hoping to get them out soon.

Also this week, I went to Type Tuesday, hosted by Eye Magazine, where Henrik Kubel gave a fascinating talk about his work in typography design, and a bit of a backstory to how New Rail Alphabet and New Transport have come to be. Ben also gave a short talk about how we’re using New Transport across GOV.UK.