The ‘Introduction to service design’ has run as an agile service since 2018 – 35 times so far. The training evolves every time. We share how it works and why this matters.
Martin Jordan – former Head of Service Design, GDS
Martin Jordan worked as Head of Service Design at the Government Digital Service and UK Cabinet Office. He helped the government improve its services and increase service design capability. He was also the service owner for the GOV.UK Service Manual and Service Standard.
Now, Martin is working as Head of Design in the German government’s Digital Service. Follow Martin on Twitter.
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.
Many designers in government either began, or have had extensive careers, in the private sector before joining the Civil Service. In this blog post, they share some of the differences they observed.
We reviewed the work of designers and design-minded professionals across the UK government and identified 5 main areas where they are addressing climate change.
In Cabinet Office, we are looking for designers to join us and work on services that matter and are genuinely user-centred.
What should a portfolio look like when applying for a design role in government? Whatever your experience level, in this post you’ll find advice on how to shape a good portfolio, what is expected of you and why having and updating a portfolio is important.
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.
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