This forms workshop was my first opportunity to contribute to ConCon – a conference for content designers from across government. The differing perspectives of content designers working on GOV.UK and those working within services generated lively discussion during my forms workshop and throughout the conference.Continue reading… Forms workshop for ConCon Manchester 2016
Recently, I’ve mostly been working with Tim Paul on design patterns for government. We wrote an article about our work for UX Magazine. Design at scale: Building a design community. We’ve focused on these four patterns from the GDS Service Manual: Dates Display ofContinue reading… Design at scale – article for UXPA magazine
The Field Guide Series aims to equip local election officials in the US with the information they need to ensure voters are able to vote as they intend. It was a privilege to be involved in this Center for CivicContinue reading… Creating forms that help voters take action
This workshop at UX New Zealand 2015 was a chance for me to lead a discussion on design patterns and forms elements for the UK government website GOV.UK. Looking at our experiences within the UK Government Digital Service #gdsteam theContinue reading… A community, not a library: design patterns for government services
Thanks again to the UX people in Melbourne and Sydney who came to our UX Australia workshops on “Designing forms that work”, and to Donna Spencer for organising them. I started us off with an introduction to thinking about forms. FormsContinue reading… Designing forms that work: UX Australia workshop
I have a new favourite form: HMRC’s Pay your self-assessment online. Enjoy! But maybe before you do, you’d like a little explanation? OK, I’ll back up a bit and explain. Making better forms isn’t easy I’m a forms specialist –Continue reading… My new favourite form. Really.
When Tim Paul and I did a session on design patterns at the 2015 Service Design in Government conference in London, we expected to get a lively, interested group of UK central and local government people, and we did. We also metContinue reading… Design patterns aren’t just for government – UX Cambridge 2015
Government forms are usually complex, asking a huge number of questions.What is the best way to group questions to make completing them as easy as possible for people? This blog post for Government Digital Service considers what we’ve learned about form structure fromContinue reading… No more accordions: how to choose a form structure
Sometimes conferences are about getting lots of people together in big rooms, often over several days. UX Bristol isn’t like that. It’s one of the hottest tickets in the UK, selling out in minutes, because the organisers deliberately keep itContinue reading… Forms studio at UX Bristol
Jonathan Blum of Entrepreneur Magazine asked me for my thoughts on whether build-it-yourself forms tools can help small businesses. I said: “Not just small firms, but all firms make the mistake of believing that because they have been using a formContinue reading… The form you have or the form you need?