GOV.UK won the Design Museum's Design of the Year. This is brilliant news. The judges recognised that the simplicity of the visual, information and content design could have a positive impact on many peoples' lives when interacting with the complexity of government. Exactly what we set out to achieve back in February 2011.
My cousin was quick to point out that I was the project manager and therefore this had nothing to do with me. Whilst the design team rightly feel chuffed by this award, it was a coming together of a talented, multidisciplinary team that made this possible. As the second member to join the team that built the alpha I recognise the evolution of the design rules into the product today. Tom gives a good summary of the journey and some of the artefacts that went into GOV.UK.