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Three Ways Agencies Are Using Social Media in Mobile Products

Jun 12, 2014 | ,

As highlighted in this Trends on Tuesday post, time spent on mobile phones—about 3 hours per day—has surpassed that of daily PC usage. This yields a significant opportunity for consumer interaction with federal agencies’ mobile apps, not just websites, and social media outlets. To take advantage of new opportunities for consumer Read »

DigitalGov IRL: 6 Ways To Get It Right

Jun 10, 2014 |

This morning I was walking down 18th Street, crossing Pennsylvania Avenue by the World Bank when I heard what sounded like “a test from the Read »

This Weekend: Event List for Civic Hacking

May 30, 2014 |

Our fabulous colleague Jeanne Holm is ready for the #hackforchange events this weekend and summarized some tips, notes and links to resources on Data.gov. Great things will happen this weekend! Remember, if you hear about great uses of government data, let Read »

The Road to Better Websites Gets Easier with Usability Walkthroughs

May 21, 2014 |

The road to more user-friendly government websites does not have to be long and scary. In fact, there is a growing network of people and resources to guide you along the way. My office in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been fortunate enough to benefit from some of this support, most recently Read »

Ten Earth Day Activities in Digital Government

Apr 22, 2014 | , , ,

On this Earth Day, federal social media managers are hard at work, sharing and promoting what government and citizens can do to protect the environment. We’ve compiled a sample of the activities that also show how different agencies are using different social media tools in support of a common goal. The United States Environmental Protection Read »

NOAA National Ocean Service – Usability Case Study

Apr 14, 2014 |

For a small shop with a small staff, limited time, and a small budget, redesigning a website (and testing that redesign for usability) can be daunting. At least it seemed so to us when we redesigned the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s National Ocean Service website in November of 2013. We met the challenge Read »

Anytime, Anywhere, Anything: The Effect of Mobile on the Web in 25 Years

Mar 13, 2014 |

In 25 years, imagine a world where anytime, anywhere, any device is just taken for granted. That’s the theme from the responses we got from our Mobile Gov Community of Practice members when we asked them to predict the effect mobile would have on the Web Read »

NOAA National Weather Service Meteorologist Twitter Use Shows that All Government Employees are Communicators

Feb 26, 2014 |

During the run up to a recent winter storm, Twitter was aflutter with reports of 20-30 inches of snow falling across wide swaths of the Midwest. Unfortunately for snow lovers, those rumors were highly speculative and unfounded. That didn’t stop members Read »

NOAA’s National Ocean Service Goes Responsive

Feb 6, 2014

Let’s ponder this for a moment: Maybe you live in South Read »

Trends on Tuesday: Federal Agency Mobile Gov Trends in 2013

Dec 31, 2013 |

Today we want to tell you about the federal agency trends we saw this year in the development of public facing mobile products. Digital Government Strategy drove Mobile Gov Development Digital Government Strategy milestone 7.2 required agencies to implement two public facing mobile products in May. The White House highlighted Read »

NOAA Release Mako Now on iOS

Nov 14, 2013 |

The NOAA Release Mako App was created for fisherman to report their releases of Shortfin Mako sharks while on the water. In order to offer the tool on Read »

Dolphin and Whale Apps from NOAA Fisheries

Oct 24, 2013

NOAA Fisheries to help you identify and aid stranded or Read »

American Red Cross Tornado App

Mar 21, 2013

The American Red Cross Tornado App gets your family and home ready for a tornado. The app, which is available on the Android and iOS platforms, puts everything you need to know Read »

Weather.gov – Usability Case Study

Dec 6, 2012 |

After conducting a usability test and listening to customer feedback, the Weather.gov team and the DigitalGov User Experience Program identified these three issues as both important and quickly solvable. Problem 1: Terminology and Labels Confusing The terminology and labels used were either too technical or too abstract for users to understand—a far cry from the plain Read »

NOAA’s Release Mako App

Apr 26, 2012

Mobile Gov Experiences are agency stories about creating anytime, anywhere, any device government services and info. This entry is a story shared by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Release Mako App was created for fisherman to report their catch and releases of shortfin mako sharks in real time. Read »