Gov.uk have a pretty good set of design principles and its admirable that the government can be steadfast and resolute about what they are trying to do.
Gov.uk design principles
- Start with needs
- Do less
- Design with data
- Do the hard work to make it simple
- Iterate. Then iterate again.
- Build for inclusion
- Understand context
- Build digital services, not websites
- Be consistent, not uniform
- Make things open: it makes things better