The Design System is a collection of reusable styles, components and patterns from the Scottish Government.
Organisations can use it to build accessible and usable:
- micro-services - for example, online application forms
- web applications
Who can use the Design System
The Design System is open source and free to use.
We encourage organisations across the Scottish public sector and third sector to use the Design System to build accessible online services.
New government services being developed and assessed through the Digital Scotland Service Standard assessment should use the Design System.
The Design System is currently used by services such as:
- mygov.scot – including devolved benefits
- Digital Payments
- Revenue Scotland’s tax portal
- National Records of Scotland (NRS)
Why use the Design System
Using the Design System means you can:
- save time and money – compared to building new components
- create consistent user experiences across government services
- build accessible, inclusive services – the patterns and components are accessible
- track user behaviour – using built-in tracking HTML attributes with analytics tools
Design System team
The Design System is designed and maintained by the Scottish Government Digital Directorate’s Design System team.
The current team is:
- Kevin Allen – Lead Graphic Designer
- Juliette Brelsford – Senior Content Designer
- Rebekah Chown – Senior Delivery Manager
- Jonathan (Jono) Ellis – Lead Performance Analyst
- Carol Goater – Senior User Researcher
- Jennifer I’Anson – Product Owner
- David Kindness – Front-end Developer
- Scott Langley – Lead Interaction Designer
- Douglas Park – Graphic Designer
- Anusree Raju – Senior Interaction Designer
- Jonathan Sutcliffe – Lead Front-end Developer
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