News and events


25 years later, we’re still shaping design by putting humans at the centre of it

We’re celebrating 25 years of human-centred design work. We’re grateful for our clients, friends, and family who’ve supported us along our journey. Here’s to the future!


Innovating Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s transit fare policies during a global crisis

OXD uncovers fare policy barriers for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission using qualitative research methods


OXD pays tribute to women who have inspired our design culture

Commemorating International Women’s Day 2021 and Women’s History month during March, by recognizing women who have helped shape design.


OXD honours Black History Month with tribute to Hogan’s Alley

In honour of Black History Month, and in continuation of our anti-racist, diversity, and inclusion workplace initiatives, we’d like to acknowledge a local Vancouver organization, the Hogan’s Alley Society.


Gordon Ross explores digital transformation in government after a pandemic year

Where are we one-year later from our first shared gathering of insights from public servants on digital transformation.


Gordon Ross presents to University of Victoria law students on designing for justice

Gordon shares insights into our 20-plus years of practice in human-centred legal design through work done on BC’s Online Divorce Assistant.


Jacqueline Antalik to discuss using Agile for Good at Boston University’s 2021 Agile Conference

How OXD is using an Agile approach to design for good—our lessons learned and how we plan to move forward.


Canadian Digital Service launches COVID Alert contact tracing app

OXD supports CDS to perform quality assurance testing on COVID Alert mobile application