Also came across Industry’s beta site today. Here’s their take on beta:
Hey @NathanaelC here’s a blog from Nesta on beta which you might enjoy reading.
Designing beta public service: Finding the courage to be imperfect
A taste of what it includes:
Though it may seem like semantics, just think about it for a moment: what impact might a ‘beta ethic’ bring to how we currently design and develop public policy solutions and services? How might it help to overcome some of the challenges governments face when trying to innovate, such as an aversion to risk and public criticism? How different would the engagement of public citizens and professionals be when a beta version is launched first? Beta reframes four critical perceptions…
I’m on a roll today…
NSW education talks alpha and beta on this page: What are alpha and beta?
Notice the accordion at the top of the homepage when you first land on education.nsw.gov.au
Came to suggest a
beta header… wondering if it superfluous to include it as part of the DS.
Examples of usage where entire websites will cutover from beta, rather than any specific component/functionality being in “beta”:
Any progression on ideas in this thread?
Health is a nice example of explaining their definition of beta: https://beta.health.gov.au/using-this-website/about-our-beta-website