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.
We first published the Government Design Principles in 2012. They have influenced the work of design-minded people all across government. Now, we have made new posters to illustrate the principles.
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.
Service design is a rapidly growing and much needed field in government. In this post, Sanjay Poyzer describes how he became a service designer and shares some steps you could take to become a service designer in government.
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.
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.
The Cross-Government Design Community exists to build the practice of design in government and to help designers work together and support each other. The community has grown significantly in size over the past few years. There are currently 1,176 people …
In this profile piece we talk to 3 designers at DWP Digital about their roles and why they came to work in government.
We talk to 3 members of the HMRC Digital team about how design works in the department, what brought them to government and the rewards of designing for user needs.
We talk to 3 members of the Parliamentary Digital Service about what led them to their roles, the unique challenges they face, and why collaboration is a fundamental part of their work.