Learning Paths

Guide your digital team through two hands-on learning paths to understand key design and architecture principles of GovStack. Accomplishing these path ways is a perfect preparation for prototyping and implementing services based on the GovStack approach.

Path 1: Service Design

Participants: Business Analysts, Domain Experts, UX Designers

Objective: Design a selected use case to a developer-ready stage and learn methodology along the way

Deliverables: User Journey(s), Service Blueprint, Wireframes


  1. Select a use case with your team

  2. Inform yourself about the suggest GovStack methodology

    1. GovStack Sandbox Example Service: Construction Permit

  3. Create As-Is and To-Be Use Journeys using the User Journey Template (click on the arrow next to the title to duplicate the template)

    1. For an introduction, watch our explanatory User Journey video

  4. As a workshop method, you may use the GovStack Design Sprint proposal

  5. Create a Service Blueprint using the Service Blueprint Template

    1. For an introduction, watch our explanatory Service Blueprint video

  6. Create wireframes using the GovStack Wireframe Kit

  7. Success! The service design team is ready to hand over the service to the developers.

Path 2: Architecture

Target group: IT Achitects, Software Engineers and Backend Developers

Objective: Learn how GovStack architecture can be technically implemented in practice

Deliverables: Local deployment of Sandbox Minikube


  1. Inform yourself about the technical theory and practice of the GovStack approach

    1. Get familiar with the Building Block architecture using GovStack architecture specifications and Building Block specifications

    2. Compare specification and actual implementation of concepts like “Building Blocks”, “Information Mediator Security Server”, “Emulators”, “Adapters”, … using GovStack Sandbox USCT Technical Demo

  2. Deploy a “light” version (Use Case Frontend + X-Road + BB Emulator) of the USCT Technical Demo to observe the architecture on your local system

Additional exercises

To move further after the successful completion of one or both of the tracks above, you can find additional protoype varieties in our DIY section.