NSW launches Digital Design System


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Monday, 14 January, 2019



NSW launches Digital Design System

NSW Minister for Finance, Services and Property Victor Dominello has launched the beta version of the Digital Design System (DDS), which aims to make it easier to build digital government services.

The new DDS is built on the foundational Digital Design Standard, which outlines six principles for how the government designs digital services.

The six principles encourage creators to create digital services with purpose; to design services with users, for users; to re-use and repurpose components where possible; to continuously improve services; to be open, accountable and collaborative; and to respect users’ privacy and maintain security.

The system includes tools for creating a consistent style across services, APIs and whole-of-government design technologies, accessibility tools and resources including pre-written compliant components, as well as guides on best practice and capability building resources on digital design and delivery.

Finally, the DDS also aims to foster a community of creators to connect and share with, as well as access to digital leaders that can inform, guide and inspire digital design.

Announcing the beta launch, Dominello said the DDS is designed to encourage consistency across agencies, and to put citizens first.

Digital.nsw will be collecting feedback from early users on the beta version of the DDS ahead of the launch of the final product.

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