The Technology Policy team at GDS has been working with the Civil Service Group to create the Digital, Data and Technology Functional Standard. Find out what it is, what you need to do, how it fits in with other Functional Standards and how you can contribute to the next iteration.
GDS is marking Global Accessibility Awareness Day on 21 May 2020 with a series of webinars about digital accessibility. We're hosting these events in partnership with accessibility leaders across the public sector. Read on to find out the day's agenda, how to join in and how to put on your own events.
For April's episode of the GDS Podcast, Laura Stevens, Creative Content Producer at GDS, interviewed Markland Starkie, Head of Content for GOV.UK, and Leanne Cummings, Head of Product for GOV.UK about GOV.UK’s initial response to coronavirus.
We’re launching an ‘Introduction to Content Design’ course on FutureLearn and you can register now. In this post, we talk about how the course works and who it’s for.
Transformation is exciting, but can be intimidating at the same time. It also doesn't always go to plan. GDS Standards Assurance and UK Export Finance want to share our transformation journey, focusing on how we got to the point where we are doing the right things, in the right way, at the right time.
The Notify team has adjusted its method of sending out text messages to maintain Notify's reliability. In this post we explain how it was done.
GOV.UK Notify – the government’s messaging platform – is available for all public sector organisations to use for emergency staff communications and business continuity messaging. This is particularly relevant in the ongoing situation with Coronavirus.
For March's episode of the GDS Podcast, Laura Stevens, Creative Content Producer at GDS, interviewed 9 people from across the organisation based on IWD’s theme "Each for Equal".
At GDS we have measured our gender pay gap and created an action plan to tackle it. Here’s how we analysed the gender pay gap, identified areas for improvement, and chose actions to close the gap.
For February’s episode of the GDS Podcast, Laura Stevens, Creative Content Producer at GDS, talks to Tim Paul, Head of Interaction Design and Product Manager of the GOV.UK Design System at GDS, about how the GOV.UK Design System works, who uses it, how to measure its value, and other design systems across government. The episode also features 2 users of the design system: Adam Silver, Interaction Designer at the Department for Education, and Emma Lewis, Lead Frontend Developer at the London Borough of Hackney.
Read about the progress we’re making at GDS with our Time To Change pledges. We’re aiming to change the way we think and act about mental and physical wellbeing, both vital for people to be happy and productive at work and home.