Open design takes the concept of open source technology and (both well-known movements) and applies it to digital design artefacts. It delivers many benefits and Salsa sees its huge potential for the .
Why open design?
There are many natural benefits from creating, co-creating and sharing design elements. These include:
- Save time, save money
- Improve shared designs to create better, more citizen-centric designs
- Give back to the government design community
- Connect communities, experts and promote collaboration
- Lower the barrier to innovation
Open design and open government
, , and open design can help governments deliver on their open government targets. In fact, we consider these areas to be Salsa Digital’s four pillars for the delivery of . Our enthusiasm for open government (and its four pillars) comes down to one thing: lowering the barriers for government and public servants so they can focus on delivering services.
Shared designs could include resources such as:
- Citizen research and testing
- Information architecture (IA)
- Journey maps
- Service blueprints
- Wireframes (low fidelity)
- Designs (high fidelity)
- UI design components
- Digital style guides
- Functional prototypes