12th October 2022 by Stewart Hamilton
Inspired by the annual World IxDD event and based on the success of our first event 'World Interaction design day 2021’, the Interaction Design community in Scottish Government (SG) is bringing together an internal event for the second time called ‘Interaction Design Week 2022’ during the first week of November.
17th September 2021 by deborahamzil
For the first time The Scottish Government will be hosting a series of presentations and talks from 28th to 30th September to celebrate this year’s World Interaction Design Day for internal staff. What is IxDD 2021? IxDD 2021 is an annual event where Interaction Designers and User Centred Design practitioners come together as a united global...
25th August 2020 by Stewart Hamilton
Today marks the launch of the Digital Scotland Design System. This post explains what a design system is, who it’s aimed at, and how you can get involved. Firstly, what’s a design system? A design system is a collection of reusable components (in code) that can be put together to quickly and easily build your...
4th December 2019 by Sharon McClure
Just days into my role as a new content designer I faced a baptism of fire – my first content crit. This meant the whole content design team – 10 of us – gathered to give frank feedback on my first content piece. No pressure! I rise from the flames to share what I learned:...
3rd December 2019 by dawnkofie
I recently spent a year on secondment to Scottish Parliament working, as part of its web and online project, on content for its new website. I’m glad I did it and if you’re thinking about a secondment, go for it. As well as learning more about how the Parliament works, my...
12th November 2019 by dawnkofie
There are lots of assumptions, misconceptions and myths about content design that just won’t die. Here are just a few and why they’re not true. 1. Content design is about words This is a popular one. Words are one way to present complicated content, but they’re not the only way. Examples of other types of...
7th June 2019 by Digital Identity Scotland
The Data Standards team are based in Atlantic Quay in Glasgow and are working to improve the interoperability of public sector data by helping computers understand what our data means. So much data and information is available to us everyday but it’s not always in a format that we, the public, or computers (that act...
27th February 2019 by Kate Lyne
Announcement from Sarah Davidson, Director General for Organisational Development and Operations. I am delighted to announce that Scottish Government will host the International Design in Government conference in Edinburgh on 25 – 26 June. The International Design in Government conference brings together an established community of designers working in government across the world....
17th December 2018 by Kate Lyne
This is a blog by Dhruv Sharma and Anna Henderson in the Office of the Chief Designer about making sure everyone can participate in design activities. The way we deliver government is changing. Governments redesigning services around the needs of users is just one very practical example of this. It seems ironic that, while design...
29th November 2018 by Kate Lyne
To celebrate World Digital Preservation Day (29 November) we’ve published guidance on web archiving. Working with National Records of Scotland and National Library of Scotland – the organisations who carry out legal duties to archive web content – we’ve created new archiving guidance for content owners across the public sector. Our aim is to make...