About Government as a Platform

This blog is about our work with departments and agencies to build products and common shareable components to make it easy for service teams across government to design, assemble and build services.

We explain in detail what we’re building, the user research and data that underpins our approach, the insights we learn, who we’re working with, and how.

We’ll update you as we build prototypes and map service design patterns, and we’ll tell you about our next steps as we scale up the platforms for service teams across government to use.

You can expect to read posts by anyone in the delivery teams including product owners, delivery managers, technical architects and guest posts from our partners.

We’ve been blogging about Government as a Platform since March 2015. Posts published between March 2015 and December 2015 are on the GDS blog.

Find out more about some of the platforms we’ve already built:

  • GOV.UK is a platform for publishing – used by hundreds of government departments and agencies
  • GOV.UK Verify is a platform for identity – a new way for citizens to prove who they are when they use government services

We're also very interested to hear any questions that the wider community may have about our products and service patterns so please use the comments or ask us on Twitter and we'll do our best to respond to them in future posts.

To find out what we’re currently working on, explore the categories here on the blog – you can find them in the drop down menu on the right. Don’t forget to sign up for email alerts.

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