NUX Leeds, 26 June 2014, UX design principles and the Government Digital Service

NUX Leeds returns with beer and pizza provided by our sponsors ebuyer and SimpleUsability from 6pm onwards and Alex Muller’s talk at 6.30pm.

Under the banner “Digital services so good people prefer to use them”, the Government Digital Service is transforming the way that government services are delivered online.

By taking a user-centric and inclusive approach, GDS helps managers improve their online delivery.

Alex Muller will talk about the design principles that are guiding the redesign of government online services ( and how they are being applied, including the way they use Agile project management methods to respond to user research and feedback and rapidly iterate the service to meet user needs. He will discuss his current project, the Performance Platform, which is helping to transform government by making data open and accessible. Alex will also discuss the way that aspects such as accessibility and data visualisation design are incorporated.

Running order

6:00 – 6:30 Pizza & refreshments, provided by our sponsors ebuyer and SimpleUsability
6:30 – 7:30 Alex Muller from the Government Digital Service will talk about applying user-centred design principles to GDS projects
7:30 – 8:00 Open discussion and networking

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NUX Leeds will take place at the new SimpleUsability offices at Marshalls Mill. ebuyer are providing pizza for this event, while SimpleUsability are providing beer and other refreshments.

About Alex

Alex Muller has a degree in Computer Science and Maths from the University of York. He has worked on web applications at News International and as a software developer at Government Digital Service. At GDS he is part of the cross-functional team that creates the Performance Platform that helps to transform government by making data open and accessible.