This blog post reflects on how the GDS user-centred design (UCD) communities worked together to advocate for UCD across government and deliver better public services.
Clara Greo - Service Designer and Design Training Lead, GDS
Hundreds of designers in all parts of the UK government are longing for exchange while mostly working remotely. A recent design buddy group pilot brought over 170 of them together. In this blog post, the initiators share what they did and what’s next.
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.
The User-Centred Design Community runs design crit days to let designers share their work and receive feedback on early prototypes. Find out what happens on the day and how it helps, from previous attendees.
AT GDS we run design training for people across government. Here's how we've been using the principle of active learning to make this design training better.
Good design is a crucial part of building good public services. Good design affects many things -- it’s about more than just typefaces on a website. We have many tools to help us design good services. We have design principles, …
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