Design and UX
How to meet the government’s web and accessibility standards when planning, writing, designing and delivering digital products and services across a range of devices.
New Zealand Government Design System (alpha phase)
A design system is a catalogue of reusable components, patterns and base elements you might need to build your website or app.
Web accessibility is about inclusion — making sure everyone, including disabled people and those using assistive technologies, can access online information and services.
Usability is about designing effective, efficient and satisfying user experiences.
A service design approach looks at the whole task, rather than the separate parts that might be spread throughout a government agency or across different agencies.
Content design guidance
Use this guidance to help you design useful, readable, and inclusive content for your users.
- About this content design guidance
- A-Z of content design guidance
- Content design process
- Content structure
- Writing style
- Grammar and punctuation
- Words to avoid and specialist words
- Inclusive language
- Google Analytics for content design
- Writing for search engines
- Content design tools and resources
Browser and device support
Support the browsers and devices your visitors use so they can access core content and functionality.
Understanding your users and their needs is the first step towards designing useful, usable information and services.