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Designers will often capture their methods into 'playbooks', which are portable collections of options that others can pick up and adapt to their own context. Likewise, design principles establish core principles by which a given organization or office operates.

Civic tech patterns

In the spirit of Wikipatterns, this is a collection of patterns and anti-patterns for describing common practices that may help or hinder the conception or design of your civic technology.

The U.S. Digital Services Playbook

The American people expect to interact with government through digital channels such as websites, email, and mobile applications. By building digital services that meet their needs, we can make the delivery of our policy and programs more effective.

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.


The Open Internet for Democracy Playbook serves as a companion piece to the Democratic Principles for an Open Internet, which is a framework for understanding what principles must be upheld in order for the internet to foster democracy.

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

US Web Design Standards

Design and build fast, accessible, mobile-friendly government websites backed by user research.

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