After being the first service designer at Stockport Council, Lisa Kowalewski reflects on her last 2.5 years in local government and shares 10 key learnings – applicable to many parts of the public sector.
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.
The GOV.UK coronavirus page went from concept to publication in 4.5 days. Since going live, it has helped millions of people find important COVID-19 information. Read the blog post to find out how we designed gov.uk/coronavirus.
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.
End of October, public servants from multiple government organisations co-organised Gov Jams in Blackpool, Leeds and London. The hackathon-like events were part of a global event series that took place in 26 cities internationally. In this blog post, 3 organisers share how it worked, what it was like, and how to get involved.
At the Government Digital Service, we run common platforms to help government build and deliver better and more user-focused services. In this post, Stephen McCarthy shares how we make the admin tools behind GOV.UK Notify and Pay easy to use.
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.
We've made some changes to the GOV.UK Design System, to make sure everything it contains meets the new public sector accessibility regulations. Here's what you need to know and what you need to do.
We've updated the colour palette on GOV.UK, as well as the way the GDS Transport font is served. Here's more about those changes.