OXD is honoured to have been part of the extended BC Parks team that has won the 2023 VanUX Award for Best Public Sector Experience. BC Parks submitted for their ongoing digital transformation work, including the redesign and implementation of the new camping reservation system, a new BCParks.ca, and the day-use pass digital service. OXD has worked in partnership with the digital service transformation team at BC Parks since 2021, providing strategic direction, leadership and coaching, project management, as well as user research, UX design, content strategy, product development, and quality assurance (QA).
The 9th Annual Vancouver User Experience Awards took place March 29, 2023 in front of a packed house at the Hollywood Theatre in Vancouver. OXD are proud sponsors and community supporters of the event, having hosted and organized past editions of the award show. OXD VP Gordon Ross was the 2023 Jury Chair, convening the judging of the eight award categories:
- Best Digital Product Experience
- Best Student Experience
- Best Retail or E-Commerce Experience
- Best Content Experience
- Best Non Profit Experience
- Best Public Sector Experience
- Best Interactive Experience
- Jury’s Award for Best Overall UX
This year saw close to 80 award entries, demonstrating the breadth and depth of the Vancouver experience design community.