Learn how to use the GOV.UK Prototype Kit without being an experienced developer
A self-paced online video course for interaction designers, content designers and service designers who want to be able to create realistic HTML prototypes quickly and easily.
Is this you?
- You know how to make basic prototype changes but anything more complicated feels overwhelming.
- You want to be able to prototype your ideas without asking someone else for help.
- You use Figma but want to unlock the value of high-fidelity HTML prototypes.
You need to take this course.
Why I made this course
I’m Adam, a designer and former frontend developer from London, UK.
My mission is to create services that are so simple and accessible, the customer support team can go.
I’ve been doing this for 20 years for organisations like Tesco, BBC, Just Eat, and more recently GOV.UK (which is when I started using the Prototype Kit).
And while I don’t claim to know it all, I have spent the last 7 years in goverment, prototyping 20+ different services used by citizens, specialists and internal staff.
I’ve created dozens of components and patterns for use with the GOV.UK Prototype Kit, some of which now appear in the GOV.UK Design System.
I’ve helped 100s of interaction designers and content designers use the kit.
And I know exactly where they struggle and what patterns they’re trying to prototype.
Not so long ago I was in the same position as you.
I had to spend loads of time working out how to use the kit.
I was frustrated because I couldn’t just make the thing, I had to work out how to make the thing.
And while the basics are pretty simple, anything beyond that gets super confusing.
So if that’s kind of how you feel right now...
You’ll love this course.
Check out what you’ll build
In this course, you’ll prototype 3 made up services:
Prototype #1: Apply for a juggling licence
Prototype #2: Apply for a juggling licence (task list)
Prototype #3: Manage juggling licence applications
What you’ll learn
Each lesson will be like jumping on a call with me where I share my screen and show you how I create prototypes from start to finish.
You’ll learn how to create:
- multi-step journeys with branching questions and exit pages
- task lists that handle partially complete tasks and file uploading
- caseworking systems with search, filter and pagination
It’s everything I wish I had when I first started using the Prototype Kit.
What you’ll get
90+ video lessons
The lessons are broken down into 3 modules; one for each prototype. Each lesson is focused on solving one problem at a time. Every video includes a full transcript.
Working code for the 3 prototypes
Each prototype is stored in Github. You’ll have access to the full working code and all the patterns from the course. So you can always reference the code and paste it into your prototypes.
This course is a one-time purchase. Once you buy it, it’s yours for as long as I’m running the course (which I plan to be for many years).
Content updates and new lessons
You’ll also get free access to content updates, as well as all content that will be added in the future. I’ve got plenty on the backlog.
Access anywhere, anytime
You can access the lessons in a browser or with an app on your iPhone or Android device. You can go through the course at your own pace and come back later to use it as a reference.
Frequently asked questions
Is this just a copy of the free GOV.UK tutorials?
No. While I used the ‘Apply for a juggling licence’ service as a base, I’ve added a lot of lessons to it. You’ll also learn how to create 2 additional prototypes which are a lot more advanced.
Is it okay if I use a Windows PC?
Yes, the Prototype Kit works on Windows, Mac and Linux. But all the lessons are recorded on Mac.
Do I need to know how to write HTML and CSS?
You should have a basic understanding of HTML to start prototyping. However, I've structured the course so you can copy the code, grasp the concepts, and adapt them to your specific needs.
Does this course teach you how to use the NHS Prototype Kit?
Yes, because the NHS Prototype Kit is very similar to the GOV.UK Prototype Kit.
Can I transfer the course to someone else in my organisation?
Yes, you’ll just need to send me an email after you purchase.