Mobile

Building Trust with Users Through Open Communication and Feedback

Jun 13, 2019 |

A look at how FEMA responds to user needs and bugs in their app development. Read »

Building Trust with Users Through Open Communication and Feedback

Introducing USWDS 2.0

Apr 8, 2019 | ,

Today’s update introduces a powerful toolkit of new features to help make creating useful, consistent digital services faster, simpler, and more fun. Read »

Introducing USWDS 2.0

Deep Dive: Using Data Technology + Innovation for Lyme Disease

Mar 18, 2019 | , ,

A 14-week sprint delivered digital tools that used federal open data to address Lyme and tick-borne diseases. Read »

Deep Dive: Using Data Technology + Innovation for Lyme Disease

Using Augmented Reality to Teach Kids about Currency

Mar 5, 2019 |

The U.S. Currency Education Program used research, prototyping, and user-feedback to develop a mobile app to teach young students about money. Read »

Using Augmented Reality to Teach Kids about Currency

Deep Dive: How a Health Tech Sprint Pioneered an AI Ecosystem

Feb 27, 2019 | , ,

Seven teams created digital tools that help in finding experimental therapies for patients, and for clinical trials to recruit new patients. Read »

Deep Dive: How a Health Tech Sprint Pioneered an AI Ecosystem

Why Your Team Needs Its Own Style Guide and Where to Start

Feb 13, 2018 |

Learn how creating your own style guide can help facilitate development for agency websites. Review best practices, lessons learned, and examples from the U.S. Web Design System, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Read »

Why Your Team Needs Its Own Style Guide and Where to Start

Slack AMA Connect Standards Team with Public

Sep 25, 2017 | , , , ,

The Standards team hosted their first AMA (Ask Me Anything) with the public in August. Here’s a breakdown of the big topics discussed during the chat. Read »

Slack AMA Connect Standards Team with Public

A Conversation With ITIF About the State of Federal Government Websites

Sep 20, 2017 |

Since it’s been nearly six months since their report was released, we wanted to check in with ITIF and see what they’ve learned, what they’ve heard from agencies and what their future plans are to build on this research. Read »

A Conversation With ITIF About the State of Federal Government Websites

USDA FoodKeeper App Update Expands Content Offerings

Sep 7, 2017 |

The USDA’s multilingual FoodKeeper app has been updated to include three options for receiving food recall updates and expands storage timelines to over 500 products. This post was originally published on the USDA blog. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced new updates to its popular FoodKeeper application that will provide users with new access to Read »

USDA FoodKeeper App Update Expands Content Offerings

NIST Crafts Next-Generation Safeguards for Information Systems and the Internet of Things

Aug 22, 2017 |

Information systems—from communications platforms to internet-connected devices—require both security and privacy safeguards to work successfully and protect users in our increasingly complex and interconnected world. Toward these ends, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a new draft revision of its widely used Special Publication (SP) 800-53, Security and Privacy Controls for Information Read »

2016/2017 Mobile Analysis: Mobile Device Trends on Government Websites

Aug 14, 2017 |

We’d like to thank each agency and sub-agency for their partnership and participation in the Digital Analytics Program (DAP). The data below represents a view from over 4,500+ executive branch websites and the analysis we conducted wouldn’t be possible without you. Since the introduction of the iPhone a decade ago, smartphone and tablet usage has Read »

‘Cybersecuring’ the Internet of Things

Jun 29, 2017 |

I recently had the chance to talk with the legendary Vint Cerf, one of the founding fathers of the internet. We had a wide-ranging discussion about the past, present and future of the internet, network security and what it would take to successfully, safely and reliably merge the digital and physical worlds, a concept known Read »

Advice From Digital Thought Leaders

Jun 22, 2017 |

Many know that digital tools have become indispensable for connecting with many audiences—but we also know that what’s available in the digital realm is always changing. So how do you know what tools are best for your purpose? And how do you plan for your organization’s digital future when the pace of change is so Read »

Fostering Medical Innovation: A Plan for Digital Health Devices

Jun 16, 2017 |

It is incumbent upon FDA to ensure that we have the right policies in place to promote and encourage safe and effective innovation that can benefit consumers, and adopt regulatory approaches to enable the efficient development of these technologies. By taking an efficient, risk-based approach to our regulation, FDA can promote health through the creation Read »

The Data Briefing: the Promise – and Perils – of Artificial Emotional Intelligence

Jun 14, 2017 |

The first chatbot, ELIZA, was created back in 1964 to demonstrate that communication between humans and computers would be superficial. However, much to Dr. Weizenbaum’s (ELIZA’a creator) surprise, people easily formed friendly relationships with the computer program. People forming relationships with ELIZA was especially surprising considering just how simple the program was regarding generating conversational Read »

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