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USWDS Monthly Call - February 2023

Join us as we take a deep dive into USWDS design tokens. We’ll cover: what they are, how they’re used, and how you can adapt them to your branding needs.

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USER EXPERIENCE AND WEB MANAGERS

Increasing public participation in user research

Join GSA’s 10x team as they share their report on creative incentives and tools for increased public participation in user research.

Hosted by Digital.gov and the User Experience Community of Practice and Web Managers Community of Practice

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Bringing design in-house

What is design, who are designers, and how can they help your agency? Learn how to build a design team that can help your agency solve “wicked problems” and be more innovative.
Jan 27, 2023

18F Checks in With Jerome Lee and the eAPD Project

18F partnered with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from December 2017 to June 2020 on the development of a product called eAPD — a user-friendly, modern product to streamline the creation, submission, review, and approval of the Advance Planning Documents that states use to request IT grant funding from CMS. We caught up with Jerome Lee of CMS, the product owner of eAPD. — via 18F

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Nov 29, 2022

Accessibility Testing for onrr.gov

How do you make sure a website is accessible? This blog post outlines the four steps the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR - pronounced like "honor") at the U.S. Department of the Interior took to verify accessibility. — via DOI Revenue Data

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Nov 21, 2022

Inclusive Design Patterns Research Report

The U.S. Web Design System (USWDS) is excited to provide a new library of guidance and examples focused on key digital interactions — what we call design patterns — that foster effective, inclusive, and equitable digital experiences. This online report has four pages; Summary, Findings, What’s Next, and Get Involved. It also links to the new patterns section, where you can learn how to help your users complete a complex form, identify and select a preferred language, or create a user profile. — via U.S. Web Design System

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Nov 16, 2022

Sunsetting Go.USA.gov: Final User Statistics

The digital landscape has changed significantly since we launched the Go.USA.gov service in 2009. Over the last two years the team looked carefully at the program holistically, taking into consideration the future of the program, the current landscape related to using shortened URLs and alignment with strategic business goals. In early 2022 we made the difficult decision to initiate steps to sunset the service. — via USA.gov

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Nov 15, 2022