Designer induction : how to be a designer in government : London : February...

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The White Chapel Building

10 Whitechapel High Street

London

E1 8QS

United Kingdom

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Designer induction: how to be a designer in government

This course is for civil servants who are designers who are new to government or new to design.

This includes

  • interaction designers
  • service designers
  • graphic designers
  • UX designers
  • front-end developers
  • content designers

It is for people who have started working in design in government in the last 3 months. It will not teach you be a designer, but will welcome you to design in government and outline some of the things that make design in government different.

We will assume you have a basic understanding of digital, agile and user-centred design.

Please work through the online designer induction before the day.

Civil servants who are completely new to user-centred design and are not a designer, user researcher, or content designer should attend Research and design in government.

This course is only open to civil servants (not contractors or suppliers), so please sign up using your government email address.


What you’ll learn

You will be welcomed to the government design community and you will learn

  • about the cross government design community
  • about the support and resources available to designers in government
  • how we approach design in a government context including:
  • how different design roles relate to each other
  • how designers work in agile teams
  • about user needs and how designers work with researchers
  • an introduction to accessibility


Further learning

Designers new to the GOV.UK Prototype Kit or new to code should attend Getting started with the GOV.UK Prototype Kit after attending this course. Sign up to the newsletter to hear about the next time it will be run.


On the day

Arrive before 9:45am ready for a 10am start and we'll finish at 5pm. Lunch will be at approximately 12:30 for approximately an hour and there will be a short break in the morning and afternoon. The training will be held in the 7th floor Garage, next to the kitchen.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are available for a £1 donation. Please bring a mug, lunch or lunch money and a scarf because the air-conditioning is tricky.

Please commit to the whole day. If you are unable to attend for the whole day, please let us know. We prefer not to have people leave early, start late or drop in and out of the day as it is unfair to the other group members and people on the waiting list.

This is our code of conduct for UCD community events.

If there is anything we can do to enable you to be able to fully participate in this course or if you have any accessibility requirement scontact ucdcommunity@digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk.

Please be prepared to give us feedback on the session as it is always being iterated!


More information

Find out about other user-centred design related training and events on the Design Notes blog.

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The White Chapel Building

10 Whitechapel High Street

London

E1 8QS

United Kingdom

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