Design within the Government of Canada

What do we consider ‘design’ in the GC?

A woman on a stage standing in front of a slide that says ‘public servants make more design decisions than the entire design industry’
Cyd Harrell at CANUX 2019

Global vs local systems

“The problem with thinking in terms of consistency is that those thoughts focus purely on the design and the user can get lost. “Is what I’m designing consistent with other things we’ve designed (or others have designed)?” is the wrong question to ask.” — Jared M. Spool

Pace layers and evolving systems

Establishing contribution guidelines and processes



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