https://designnotes.blog.gov.uk/2014/05/22/useful-links-for-new-designers/

Useful links for new designers

When we welcome new designers to growing digital design community in government we often send round a bunch of useful links. In the spirit of Mike's 'publish don't send' I thought it was better to stick them up here so we have a url to point to.

HMRC + MoJ designersDesigners awaiting links.

Useful links for new designers

www.gov.uk/design-principles
The principles on which the design of our services are built. If in doubt, always refer back to these.

www.gov.uk/service-manual
The service manual, a brilliant resource, with information not only about your own role, but how your role fits in to the wider team. If you’ve never worked with a content designer or a researcher before, this will help explain what they do and how they compliment and support your role.

gds.blog.gov.uk
The GDS Blog - less of a ‘tool’ but something to keep you in touch with the broader work of GDS

designnotes.blog.gov.uk
A blog about the design of GDS services, again, good to read to get a general idea of how things are progressing

designpatterns.hackpad.com
A working wiki on current designs in progress. A good way to test your theories / see what has been done before.

https://github.com/alphagov/govuk_frontend_toolkit
https://github.com/alphagov/govuk_template
If you’re familiar with Github, this might also help — if you’re not, please don’t worry, we’ll explain this in due course.

 

I’m Ben, Director of Design at GDS. You can follow me on twitter @benterrett

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