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.
Last month, Ed Horsford and I gave a talk at Weston Park Primary School in north London on how we design government services to work for people with access needs. Both of us are design leads at the Government Digital …
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.
Design patterns are reusable solutions for common problems. In government at the moment there are a number of interaction and content design patterns that are used by service teams across departments. For example, there are patterns for how addresses should …
AT GDS we run design training for people across government. Here's how we've been using the principle of active learning to make this design training better.
The Design System team at GDS have updated how typography and spacing is defined in GOV.UK Frontend, the new frontend codebase which will replace Frontend toolkit and GOV.UK Elements. Here’s exactly what they did.
We've built an International Design in Government Community with more than 400 members from 37 countries. Now we're planning a conference to bring the community together and showcase the work of its members.
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.
A the start of the year we set up an international design in government community. The community now has more than 250 members from 37 countries. Here's what we've been talking about and how you can take part.
For this year's London Design Festival we brought together speakers including Dan Hill, Sarah Gold and Sarah Drummond for an event at the Design Museum. Here's what we talked about.
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.