Speaking and Events

 Keynote address at the  International Government Design  conference in London, UK (July 2018). Photo courtesy of  GDS .

Keynote address at the International Government Design conference in London, UK (July 2018). Photo courtesy of GDS.

Presentations

Design Leadership Summit
Toronto, Canada
September 2018

International Government Design Conference
Keynote address
London, UK
July 2018

TorCHI
Toronto, Canada
June 2018

WAQ (Web à Québec)
Québec City, Canada
April 2018

DesignX
Toronto, Canada
December 2017

CanUX
Ottawa, Canada
November 2017

Government Service Design
Sheffield, UK
March 2017

Design in Government
London, UK
2016

Design+Banter
London, UK
2014

Expedia Summer Summit
London, UK
2013


Panels

Code for America Summit
Oakland, USA
June 2018

UXPA Toronto
Toronto, Canada
December 2017


Bio

Long version

140 words

Chris Govias is a Canadian designer who has spent the past decade in London, UK. He's worked with startups, charities, and Fortune 500 companies including Expedia, where he was a Design Lead. As Head of Design for the Ministry of Justice UK, he was on the forefront of delivering transformative, user-centred government services. He returned to Canada to become the first Chief of Design with the Canadian Digital Service, a new initiative from the Government of Canada to deliver simple, easy to use services for all Canadians.

Chris’s work on Spacelog.org, which converted scans of NASA transcripts from early space missions into a searchable, accessible, linkable website, won praise from the Huffington Post, the Atlantic, Popular Science, BoingBoing and NPR, to name a few. His work has also appeared in Applied Arts, the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Design Magazine, and Communication Arts.

Short version

87 words

Chris Govias is a Canadian designer who has spent the past decade in London, UK. He's worked with startups, charities, and Fortune 500 companies including Expedia, where he was a Design Lead. As Head of Design for the Ministry of Justice UK, he was on the forefront of delivering transformative, user-centred government services. He returned to Canada to become the first Chief of Design with the Canadian Digital Service, a new initiative from the Government of Canada to deliver simple, easy to use services for all Canadians.


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