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If you’re a designer working in government or someone who works on government services, you can attend design training run by the Government Digital Service (GDS) at The White Chapel Building in London.
Who should take part
GDS design courses are aimed at designers who are new to government.
They’re also open to anyone who wants to understand more about the role of design in government, how to work with designers, what good design looks like and some of the practical skills involved in designing services.
What you’ll learn
During the training, you’ll be introduced to a range of topics and skills.
Talks will cover:
- the role of design in government
- designing in an agile team
- case studies from designers on 2 services
The topics you’ll be introduced to include:
- user research
- service design
- interaction design
- graphic design
- content design
You’ll also learn about the benefits of:
- journey mapping
- design critiques (or ‘crits’)
Before you attend
It’s helpful to come to the course with design questions and examples of work to discuss with other attendees.
You’ll also need to install the GOV.UK prototype kit before prototyping training on the third day.
How to book
GDS design courses are announced on the service designers mailing list, an online forum for designers across government.
Course announcements will include details about how to apply for a place.
Read the GDS design notes blog to learn more about designing government services.