• The Digital Scotland Design System kit for Figma

    24th February 2023 by

    Blog by Kevin Allen, Lead Graphic Designer, User Centred Design, Digital Transformation Division. The Digital Scotland Design System team are committed to providing the tools necessary to create accessible and inclusive digital services across the public sector in Scotland. We have recently updated the prototyping section on the design system website to include the Figma…

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  • Scottish Government’s Design System – user feedback

    11th July 2022 by

    Recently, the Payments Service team completed inclusive testing on their service which has been using the Scottish Government Design System standards. The aim was to understand how accessible the task-based navigation and visual design is for the Payments Service.

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  • Design systems save organisations money and time

    29th June 2022 by

    Blog by Kevin Allen, User Centred Design team, Digital Transformation Division. What is a Design System? A design system comprises a series of building blocks which have been researched, designed, tested and coded. These building blocks are available online for internal and external developers to use. Having pre-built and tested components drastically reduces expensive development…

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  • What is a design system and why do we need one for planning?

    21st July 2021 by

    A design system is a toolkit of reusable components which together make up the overall interface that users will interact with – this short guest blog by Scottish Government Digital Planning colleagues explores the process of creating such a system and the benefits it will deliver.  A design system is a toolkit of reusable components –…

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  • Introducing new Design System Axure library

    7th July 2021 by

    Blog by Anusree Raju, Senior Interaction Designer, Digital Directorate and Jamie McInnes, Interaction Designer, Social Security Directorate. Scottish Government’s design system known as Digital Scotland Design System recently launched its new Axure library which consists of design system components and patterns which have now been published on its site. If you are a designer or…

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