gov.uk Design Principles

Recently Gov.uk won design of the year, which is discussed on Design Observer. I love that Government Digital Services decided to publish their design principles that clearly lay out how they tackled such an enormous project.

On Critique

Critique is the heart of design—we do it in groups, constantly in our own heads, and hear it from everyone (“qualified” or not). It is part of a designer’s being to look at something, rearrange, break it down, build back up, and polish, polish, polish. It’s no wonder we are a very critical community.

Icon Fonts

Recently I was reading Paul Boag’s “Breaking free of the print design mentality” blog post where he asks the question, “How can you create a compelling design that works just as well across all of these canvas sizes? To many this sounds impossible.” One way I try to create designs that will work anywhere is […]