Make New Experiences Possible

OXD is an end-to-end design and technology consulting firm. We help complex organizations deliver new and better service experiences by putting people first.

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OpenRoad is now OXD

After 23 successful years as OpenRoad Communications, we've rebranded. We’ve got a new name and new website, but we’re still focused on using research, strategy, design, and technology to make new experiences possible.

What we do

We work with leaders across industries to address some of the twenty-first century’s most complex social and business challenges using research, strategy, design, and technology.


For more than two decades we’ve helped organizations leverage design and technology to create better service experiences.

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Thoughtful reflections and recommendations from our practitioners. We share what we know, what we’re learning, and what we’re thinking about at OXD.

Design for Innovation

Find out how we help educators, policymakers, planners, and activists address global Sustainable Development Goals through human-centred design and technology.

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UBC, OXD, and Island Health win dotCOMM Awards


Gordon Ross Launches Design for Policy Reading List


Recapping SPUR’s Transit + Design Event