The Digital Transformation Agency
2018 Innovation Name: Australian Government Design System
Awards: 47th Most Innovative Company
Designers and developers in government spend a large amount of time and money developing digital products and services, often writing code and creating designs from scratch. Without a design system, this process becomes gradually slower and slower and the experience of users suffers from growing inconsistencies.
A design system is a collection of tools and resources for building digital products and services, like websites. It’s a system because it includes a number of things that can be put together in many different ways to solve a variety of different problems. It allows developers and designers to quickly build consistent, high-quality government websites that are accessible by everyone: including your grandmother and her dial-up modem.