Designers in government have adapted to the new circumstances, altered their ways of working and adopted new tools. For this blog post, we reached out to various service designers from different government organisations to hear how they are working under the changed environment.
The GDS design team is not equitable enough. This means some people face more barriers than others in the workplace because of their characteristics or the groups they are a part of. We want to do better. In this blog post, we are sharing what we are doing to increase equity in the team.
The GDS design team aims to reflect the diversity of the society it serves. We conducted a demographics survey to see how well the design team represents the population of London before taking the next steps of improving the equity of the team.
End of October, public servants from multiple government organisations co-organised Gov Jams in Blackpool, Leeds and London. The hackathon-like events were part of a global event series that took place in 26 cities internationally. In this blog post, 3 organisers share how it worked, what it was like, and how to get involved.
At the Government Digital Service, we run common platforms to help government build and deliver better and more user-focused services. In this post, Stephen McCarthy shares how we make the admin tools behind GOV.UK Notify and Pay easy to use.
Many local councils all across the UK are increasing their design, user research, and content design capability. Designers and design-minded people are improving the public services provided by Local Authorities. We are running a Local #govdesign Day to bring these people together and showcase their work.
We first published the Government Design Principles in 2012. They have influenced the work of design-minded people all across government. Now, we have made new posters to illustrate the principles.
Over the summer, the growing International Design in Government community gathered at a few events. In autumn, there will be 2 more events in Europe. In this post, we share what members of community can expect next.
We've made some changes to the GOV.UK Design System, to make sure everything it contains meets the new public sector accessibility regulations. Here's what you need to know and what you need to do.
We've updated the colour palette on GOV.UK, as well as the way the GDS Transport font is served. Here's more about those changes.
Service design is a rapidly growing and much needed field in government. In this post, Sanjay Poyzer describes how he became a service designer and shares some steps you could take to become a service designer in government.