Guidance on building better digital services in government.
Popular Guides and Resources
Checklist of Requirements for Federal Websites and Digital Services —Links to relevant laws, policies, and regulations for federal agencies.
Customer Experience Toolkit —This Toolkit is intended to help government agencies improve how we deliver services and information to the public.
Eight Principles of Mobile-Friendliness —Following these principles will help you make your site more usable and user-friendly.
Guide to Robotic Process Automation —Configure bots to execute repetitive tasks to save users from performing mundane tasks repeatedly for the same process.
Required Web Content and Links —If you manage a public website in the federal government’s executive branch, various policies require you to have certain content—or …
USWDS Maturity Model —How to adopt the design system incrementally and design and build better digital experiences.
News and Events
Innovative work, news, and ideas from people and teams in government
USWDS Monthly Call - March 2023
USWDS Monthly Call - April 2023
Hosted by Digital.gov and the U.S. Web Design SystemRegister
Plain language on onrr.gov: coordination and implementation with web content owners
Strategies, examples, and lessons learned from coordinating with content owners to enhance plain language on onrr.gov. — via DOI Revenue Data
Testing Beta for Accessibility
The USAGov team strives to ensure all our websites are accessible to as many people as possible. This includes those who need the use of specialized assistive technologies when browsing the internet. In building beta.USA.gov we deliberately validated that it met Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 compliance requirements. Our testing approach includes a three step hybrid method that may be suitable for other agency use. — via USA.gov
5 Changes the UX Team Made for Beta
The USAGov UX team has made improvements to beta.usa.gov in new ways. See the five changes that help us understand user needs and pain points. — via USA.gov
Call for participation: Government UX summit 2023
The plain language tie to translating digital content
A happy compromise between people-first and plain language
Building Beta: The Foundation
The USAGov program has been developing a new iteration of our bilingual sites, USA.gov and USAGov en Español. In the process of building beta.USA.gov and beta.USA.gov en Español, we’ve been rethinking our work style and priorities. Follow the “Building Beta” series to learn how we’re reimagining the way we approach product management, usability, accessibility, content creation, analytics, and outreach. — via USA.gov