The Design State

Thursday, 6 November 2008

I’ve start­ed a new project called The Design State. It’s a weblog about gov­ern­ment web de­sign. I de­cid­ed to start this up af­ter at­tend­ing An Event Apart. Much like Tremonter was start­ed to ed­u­cate me about the neigh­bor­hood I live in, The Design State is al­so meant to be au­to­di­dac­tic. There is no dearth of in­for­ma­tion out there about what gov­ern­ment de­sign needs to be, but it is al­most im­pos­si­ble to find some­one who is pars­ing out ex­act­ly what all of these pro­grams and stan­dards and bench­marks and goals ac­tu­al­ly mean.

That’s what I’m go­ing to try to do.