design

Retiring our icons

One of the first pieces of work I did at GDS last year was to create icons for different types of content on GOV.UK. The icons (appearing as they did in various different guises) have been a part of the site since the …

Designs of the Year

The Design Museum’s annual ‘Designs of the Year’ awards exhibition launched last week. As usual it’s an eclectic mix of architecture, fashion, digital, furniture, products, transport and graphics. Category winners and the overall winner will be decided by a jury …

High-resolution images

Before Christmas, Ben Terrett asked the design team to think of one thing we’d like to change on GOV.UK. My choice was easy; add high resolution graphics to the site so it looks better on high pixel density devices. Rather …