Blog posts, videos and podcasts
To learn more about the GOV.UK Design System and Prototype Kit, check out these blog posts, video talks and podcasts that our team and community have shared.
About the Design System
Find out how the Design System and Prototype Kit work and what they do to make services more accessible and inclusive.
Making the GOV.UK Frontend typography scale more accessible (blog) — 12 December 2022
How we prioritise additions to the GOV.UK Design System (blog) — 7 September 2022
The GOV.UK Design System is now live (blog) - 31 March 2022
Help us shape the GOV.UK Design System (blog) - 23 February 2022
Letting users tick a ‘none’ checkbox (blog) - 15 November 2021
An update on the accessibility of conditionally revealed questions (blog) - 21 September 2021
Making links easier to see and read on GOV.UK (blog) - 7 July 2021
Designing the service behind the GOV.UK Design System (video) - 9 January 2020
Inclusive Documentation (video) - 4 October 2019
Making the Design System more accessible (blog) - 29 July 2019
Inclusive forms, Anatomy of a (fictional) GOV.UK service (video) - 26 February 2019
Accessibility in the GOV.UK Design System (blog and video) - 30 November 2018
Introducing the GOV.UK Design System (blog) - 22 June 2018
Building Accessible Components and the GOV.UK Design System (video) - 11 June 2018
We’ve updated the radios and checkboxes on GOV.UK (blog) - 30 November 2016
Benefits of the Design System
See how the Design System helps service teams across government.
GDS Podcast, GOV.UK Design System (podcast) - 28 February 2020
Measuring the value of the GOV.UK Design System (video) - 5 February 2020
How the GOV.UK Design System can work alongside other government design resources (blog) - 14 February 2019
The benefits of migrating GOV.UK Pay’s codebase to the GOV.UK Design System (blog) - 21 December 2018
How to use the Design System
Get some practical advice on how to use the Design System and Prototype Kit.
Going beyond the GOV.UK Design System for MoJ Forms professional users (blog) - 21 March 2022
Building digital services that work for everyone (video) - 21 May 2020
Adapting the GOV.UK Design System for the NHS (blog) - 4 June 2019
How we document components and patterns in the GOV.UK Design System (blog) - 5 November 2018
We’ve updated the prototype kit (blog) - 18 January 2016
Contributing to the community
Find out how our community works and how to be a part of it.
Why I contribute to the GOV.UK Design System (and why you should too) (blog) - 7 April 2022
GDS Podcast, Maps in services (podcast) - 30 November 2021
Building the Community Behind GOV.UK Design System (video) - March 2020
Contributing the bank details pattern to the GOV.UK Design System - 23 October 2019
Opening up the GOV.UK Design System for contributions (blog) - 26 September 2018
Looking at design systems across government (blog) - 21 December 2016
Add a link to this page
To help us make this page better, you can propose to add a link that you’ve created or think would be useful to the community. Links need to meet the GOV.UK external link policy and the Design System community principles.
Before we publish a new link, we’ll make sure that:
- it adds to the knowledge base of our community
- it meets the Design System community principles
- it shows the Design System or Prototype Kit as it currently works
- the content is usable and accessible (especially on mobile) so everyone can use it
- it does not endorse a particular product, platform or framework
- it does not promote a product or service for commercial gain
- users can access the content without having to pay or register to see it
- it’s a safe place to send a user, based on site’s privacy and cookie policies
If you’ve got a question about the GOV.UK Design System, contact the team.