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The International Design in Government community is 5 years old!

Multiple stickers on a laptop computer, the one in focus says: International design in government

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.

Moving from the private to the public sector as a designer

A group of young people of different ethnicity at a GDS career event

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.

Starting as a designer in government when you’re working from home

5 of GDS’s new designers meeting virtually in a video call

GDS’s design team grew since moving to remote working in March. For the new designers, it meant having a different start. In this blog post, 5 of them share their experiences, what it was like and what was challenging.

Designers assemble! The cross-government buddy group pilot

A design buddy group session in action with a laptop computer standing in the background and a teacup saying GOV in the foreground

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.