Over 180 million Covid-19 rapid lateral flow tests have been offered to the public. Senior content designer Ben Clancy explains how they made the tests’ printed instructions easy to understand.
Tried & tested
Content designer John Newton explains how to develop, prototype and test easy read guidance for users with lower literacy levels and cognitive disabilities.
At the Government Digital Service, designers work with multidisciplinary product teams. Reflecting on his years of experience, designer Chris Hill-Scott describes the 3 things teams need from him: making things visible, making real things, making things make sense.
Last year Ed Horsford made a copy of the entire Service Manual for some user research. In this blog post he looks at to use the Wget command line utility to create copies of large amounts of content.
Chris Thomas, designer on the Cross-Government Service Data team, writes about some of the things he learned about designing during an alpha.
Some content designers joining government haven't worked on services before. Here are some tips from Department of Work and Pensions lead content designer Melanie Cannon on what being a content designer on services entails and how to approach it.
Small changes can have big effects. If you have an idea for a small change to an existing site or prototype, a quick way to try it out is by using the browser developer tools. What you'll need A browser …
At GDS we design based on user needs and always try to keep things as simple as possible for the user. We often say that design shouldn’t interfere with the user journey – except for when the user needs it …
Good design is a crucial part of building good public services. Good design affects many things -- it’s about more than just typefaces on a website. We have many tools to help us design good services. We have design principles, …