GDS Delivery Packages

The Mindwave team have put together three user centred delivery packages to assist non government clients in aligning with the trusted digital design standards created by the UK Government.

Mindwave endeavours to adhere to the GDS standards whenever possible in order to maintain industry recognised standards and promote best practice.

Light GDS package

This option gets your product out there quickly – it involves less research and fewer iterations. You’ll still get a fully thought through solution and will be involved all the way through. There are no reports available in this package.

Standard GDS package

The standard package is the most popular. It includes one of Mindwave’s sought after Discovery Reports following at least 2 weeks of research – including engagement activities with your stakeholders.

Premium GDS package

The premium package provides everything you will need to pass GDS assessments, from Discovery through to Live. Mindwave will conduct thorough user research iterating continuously throughout the project. You’ll get a minimum of a Discovery and an Alpha report, with more available if required.

GDS delivery packages in more detail

  • Light package
    Standard package
  • Premium package
Light package
Standard package
Premium package
Small to medium projects that require little research
Projects following a user-centred design approach
GDS to the letter - including optional assessments
Discovery phase1 sprint1-2 sprintsMinimum 2 sprints
Discovery report
Alpha phaseUp to 2 sprintsUp to 2 sprintsMinimum 2 sprints
Alpha report
Alpha iterations1 round of amends2 rounds of amends5 rounds of amends
Beta sprintsUp to 3 sprintsUp to 5 sprintsAs required
Beta reportOptional
Project summary reportOptional
Live hostingOptionalOptionalOptional
Live reportingFeatureOptional
Content management system
Support & maintenance includedUp to 1 monthUp to 3 monthsUp to 1 year