As the International Design in Government community turns 5, we look back on what has happened in the last few years and how it continues to evolve.
Kara Kane - Senior Service Designer, GDS
An overview of the achievements of the GDS user-centered design communities team; and how community members benefited.
Read about the new remote crit format for the public sector, why it’s useful and how to participate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After running the first ever International Design in Government Conference in London last summer, we asked our community who would like to bring it to their country. In this post, we share where designers in government will get to gather next.
After the success of our London conference last year, we’re helping to run 3 events around the world to help bring more designers together to build better government services. Find out where we’re going to be and how you can take part.
Earlier this year we welcomed 220 people from 26 countries to London for the first International Design in Government Conference. Here's what happened and what we're planning next.
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