BC Parks wins Best Public Sector Experience at VanUX Awards

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
Photo of the screen showing "And the winner for Public Sector Experience is... BC Parks and VanUX 2023 Awards. With the announcer in front of the screen.
Screen shows BC Parks wins the Best Public Sector Experience award at the 2023 VanUX Awards.
Photo of the screen showing the names of the people on the BC Parks project team. With the announcer to the right of the screen.
Screen shows the names of the BC Parks project team members at the 2023 VanUX Awards.

This year saw close to 80 award entries, demonstrating the breadth and depth of the Vancouver experience design community. 

OXD co-founded the Vancouver User Experience (VanUE) meetup in 2004 and is looking forward to 2024 to celebrate the 10th VanUX Awards and the 20th anniversary of the VanUE meetup.