The UK Government Digital Service (GDS) has published some of their Design Principles and examples of how they are being used in government.
- Start with needs
- Do less
- Design with data
- Do the hard work to make it simple
- Iterate. Then iterate again.
- Build for inclusion
- Understand context
- Build digital services, not websites
- Be consistent, not uniform
- Make things open: it makes things better
The above are an extension of the original 7 digital principles on Ben Terrett’s Flickr site.
The 7 GDS digital principles
Putting the public first, in delivering digital public services
Digital by default
Putting users first
Learning from the journey
Building a network of trust
Moving barriers aside
Creating an environment for technology leaders to flourish
Don’t do everything yourself (you can’t)