Online design patterns

Date adopted: 
January 28, 2019
Last update: 
June 7, 2024

Online design patterns are evidence-based solutions to common design problems. Project teams building public-facing digital services and websites must use the applicable patterns.

These online design patterns will benefit you and the end user because you:

  • avoid repeating work that’s already been done;
  • avoid making mistakes that we've already learned from;
  • build on the research and experience of teams across government; and
  • make your service consistent with other government online services which makes them easier for people to use.

Available design patterns

We will continue to update and add to these patterns as we test and learn more about how people use the government's digital services.