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Modernizing a federal government website with user-centered design

March 30, 2023

In this blog post, we break down our process for redesigning a federal government website ( into six detailed sections. This blog serves as a helpful guide for other agencies looking to do a major website redesign.

Plain language on coordination and implementation with web content owners

March 16, 2023

Strategies, examples, and lessons learned from coordinating with content owners to enhance plain language on

The U.S. Web Design System (USWDS) and

February 22, 2023

The U.S. Web Design System (USWDS) includes five design principles that facilitate human-centered design. In this post, we look at the work our team does to make sure we're meeting each principle.

Revisiting who uses refining personas

January 25, 2023

We’ve conducted several studies where we’ve noticed gaps in our personas, so we decided to revisit them.

Accessibility testing for

November 21, 2022

How do you make sure a website is accessible? This blog post outlines the four steps we took to verify accessibility.