California Design System

The Design System makes it easy for state digital teams to build accessible, consistent, and performant services and products to meet Californians’ needs.

Civic Design Fellowship at the Center for Civic Design

Join us as the 2022 Civic Design Fellow. In a 4-month program, from January to April, you’ll take your interest in democracy as a design problem to the next level, working with the Center for Civic Design team and completing an independent project exploring the intersection of language access and voting participation.

Empathy Prompts

This site loads one of a series of prompts to help the user empathize with people experiencing various conditions, from Multiple Sclerosis to near-sightedness.

Toolkit Navigator

The Observatory of Public Sector Innovation's compendium of toolkits for public sector innovation and transformation, curated by OPSI and our partners around the world

NYC Civic Service Design

Civic Service Design refers to the practice of creating, better understanding, and improving upon programs at any stage; we use “civic service design” to mean applying the tools and methods of service design to government-run or funded programs.

Co/Act

Human-centered design frameworks start by identifying who a product is for and then placing them at the center of the product strategy. The Co/Act toolkit adapts and expands this approach to design digital products, services, or campaigns through modular do-it-yourself style activities that are aggressively low cost, high impact, interdisciplinary, and focused on building the capacity of participants. Co/Act will help you design more powerful products, services, and campaigns by centering them on your community, stakeholders, and colleagues - ensuring that the end result is more inclusive and therefore democratic.

Designers United for Ukraine

We are a collective that helps designers impacted by the conflict in Ukraine reach safety and find new work opportunities.

Stanford Impact Lab Design Fellowship

We make one-year, $50,000 investments in faculty from across the university who want to conceptualize new impact labs through participation in our year-long Impact Lab Design Fellowship.

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