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Hennepin County Design System

Learning opportunities

The county has several ways to learn about how to create quality digital products. These learning opportunities are for Hennepin County employees only.

To learn how to use the design system, visit How to get started.

Classes for digital usability and inclusive design

Classes in APEX:

  • Digital accessibility basics
  • Racial equity impact tool
  • Racial equity In action introduction
  • Racial equity In action everyday approaches for every employee 
  • Writing for digital communication
  • Advanced digital writing

Self-guided learning outside of APEX: 

  • WeCollege: accessibility training courses provided by WeCo, the county’s digital accessibility consultant. Access WeCollege.

Communities of Practice

User Experience Community of Practice. Request to join by contacting Shawn Filosi at   

Community Engagement Community of Practice. Request to join by contacting Kelsey Dawson Walton at

If you would like to add your community of practice to this list, please contact us.

Digital Experience Champions certification

Digital Experience Champions is a certification employees can earn. It involves studying and taking an assessment on user-centered and racial equity principles.  

Learn more about the Digital Experience Champions program.