Gov Design Meetup #14: Design systems

London Gov Design Meetup
London Gov Design Meetup
Public group

Government Digital Service (GDS)

Whitechapel Building 10 Whitechapel High St, London E1 8DX · London

How to find us

Please arrive before 6.30 pm. Those who arrive after 7pm will have trouble entering the building due to security.

Location image of event venue


Public institutions have relied on design systems for decades. The British Rail design documentation, developed first in the 1940s is iconic and has become a collector’s item. And London Transport’s design language, established in the 1930s has been copied all over the world.

Design systems are increasingly popular in digital delivery. They are platforms that help organisations reduce development effort, increase consistency and help build users’ trust. Design systems differ in their scope and focus. Many include tools, materials, guidance and standards.

At the 14th Gov Design Meetup, we will hear from three public sector organisations that have developed design systems: Cabinet Office’s Government Digital Service, the Ministry of Justice and NHS Digital.

Join us for an evening of talks, discussions and networking!

Dean Vipond, Lead designer, NHS.UK and Misaki Hata, User-centred design graduate—NHS Digital | @DeanVipond @MisakiHata

Kellie Matheson, designer working on the MoJ Design System—Ministry of Justice | @KellieDesigner

Tim Paul, head of interaction design and acting product manager of the GOV.UK Design System and TBC—Government Digital Service | @timpaul

The agenda for the evening:
6:00 Doors open
6:30 Introduction
6:40 Talks from our speakers
7:40 Panel conversation and time for additional questions
8:00 Wrap up and move on to the pub

Join us afterwards for drinks at The Culpepper.

See you there!