Health Design System

This is a work-in-progress but we’re frequently adding to it.

The Health Design System allows designers and developers to provide a unified experience for users of [Australian Government Department of Health](https://www.health.gov.au/) products.

Health Design System across devices

About the Health Design System

It uses the Australian Government Design System as its foundation and provides a set of open-source building blocks that can be used to build government products and services more easily.

Guiding principles

The guiding principles behind the Health Design System are:

  1. Build upon and document how Health uses the Australian Government Design System
  2. Support the delivery of a unified experience for users of Health products
  3. Provide a centralised resource of usable components, patterns and templates
  4. Prevent duplication, fragmentation and reinvention of the digital wheel
  5. Be platform agnostic
  6. Eat our own dogfood - build the system and use the system!

The Department of Health website uses this system.