Resources on Design
Deceptive Design: How to Identify and Combat Consequence Design —Consequence design is part of everyday life. Deceptive techniques like “dark patterns” and “hostile design” trick people into taking …
Privacy-Preserving Collaboration Using Cryptography —In conjunction with her May 2020 presentation, Dr. Emily Shen outlines her work on Secure multi-party computation (MPC), a type of …
Addressing Barriers to User-Centered Design —An overview of the most common barriers and how federal agencies might address them.
The basics of human-centered design in government —How the Lab at OPM drives innovation through design education
An Introduction to USWDS 2.0 —A design system for the federal government.
18F Accessibility Guide —A resource for developing accessible products.
Accessibility for Teams —A guide to making products more accessible for everyone.
USWDS Maturity Model —How to adopt the design system incrementally and design and build better digital experiences.
Best Practices for Writing for the Accessible Web —Tips for making online information accessible for those with auditory and visual needs.
18F Guide to Product Management —Best practices on doing product management well
18F Methods —A collection of tools that describe how teams can put human-centered design into practice.
Tools and Services
18F —We help government agencies fix technical problems, build products, and improve how government serves the public through technology.
Presidential Innovation Fellows —We help government agencies fix technical problems, build products, and improve how government serves the public through technology.
U.S. Digital Service —We deploy small, responsive groups of designers, engineers, product managers, and bureaucracy specialists to work with and empower civil …
10x —Provides funding for new technology projects or products across government, from the TTS office of investments.
DotGov Registry —We make it easy to register and manage a .gov domain for US-based government organizations.
the Lab at OPM —A team of designers with diverse backgrounds that help agencies address complex challenges and build human-centered design capacity across …
U.S. Web Design System —A toolkit of principles, guidance, and code that helps agency digital teams build accessible, mobile-friendly government websites for the …
Directory of services, tools, and teams —Shared services and tools offered by the GSA and other agencies.
Join a Community of Practice
U.S. Web Design System —Making it easier to build accessible, mobile-friendly government websites for the public.