A couple of weeks ago, our colleagues at NHS.UK wrapped up the first phase of their alpha build.
You can find more information about service design on the dedicated Services in government blog.
There’s no point building something good unless you can keep it that way.
Government technology boring? Not from where I’m standing.
Following feedback from all over government, and working with a host of internal teams here at GDS, we are pleased to announce the new, revised Digital Service Standard.
The Digital Marketplace helps government find and compare cloud services for their technology projects.
A few weeks ago GDS hosted the latest training session for Digital by Default (DbD) assessors. There were over 50 attendees from across government - the largest assessor training session we have run so far.
The digital by default service standard went fully live in April. That means that, in line with the Government Digital Strategy, all new and redesigned public facing services have to meet this standard.
Lots of people ask me what our design process is like at GDS. I thought I'd write some of that down in a place I can point to. It's worth saying that we don't follow this slavishly.
In April 2014 the Digital by Default Service Standard went live, and since then all new or redesigned services have had to be assessed against all 26 points in the standard.
This is a picture of designers working at DVLA, MoJ, HMRC, GDS and HO meeting up at the Home Office last week to share design patterns. This is something we do regularly as a design community.