Digital Service Design, Digital Transformation, Technology Consulting, Website Development

OpenShift: making Agile development a reality for government projects

How and why we used a Platform as Service (PaaS) to help the Ministry of the Attorney General build capacity and improve citizen access to justice.

Website Development

Illustration: the overlooked design principle

How can illustration help improve the way users experience your product? Designer Josh Herlihey explores the question.

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Website Development

Four easy tests to determine if your website is accessible

Software QA Engineer and OXD’s web accessibility expert Sophie Repussard shares four simple tests to help you evaluate your website’s accessibility.

Business Insights, Digital Service Design

Pokémon GO: a great example of safe, ethical kids entertainment.

Learn why we give Pokémon GO gets four out of five stars when it comes to meeting our high ethical standards for kids entertainment.

Technology Consulting, Website Development

Thinking ahead: the evolution of content management—the decoupled CMS

Learn about the benefits of decoupled content management.

Business Insights, Digital Service Design, Digital Transformation

Design for Policy: bringing a Design Thinking approach to TransLink’s Fare Review process

TransLink partners with OXD’s Service Design team to understand customer experiences during their Transit Fare Review.

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Technology Consulting, Website Development

How to plan for a smooth replatforming to Drupal 8

Replatforming your legacy CMS to Drupal 8? Software Developer Christine Pan shares some tips to help you avoid the common pitfalls.

Business Insights, Digital Service Design

Navigating the PIA process in the BC Provincial Government

Service Designer Kevin Ehman reflects on his experience working with the BC Government and offers six tips to make your privacy impact assessment process easier to navigate.

OpenRoad is now OXD.

After 23 successful years as OpenRoad Communications, we’ve made some changes. We’ve got a new name and new website, but we’re still the same people you know, focused on using research, strategy, design, and technology to make new experiences possible.

Learn more about the rebrand

Continue to the new website

Because of some of the advanced techonologies we're using, the site currently isn't ready to use in Internet Explorer.

We're working on improving that experience,but in the meantime if you're able to use Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Microsoft Edge, we encourage you to do so.