Department of the Interior Bison fenced in angle bracketsOpen data design at the U.S. Department of the Interior

Making open data useful

June 27, 2019

We design our open data site with users. It's not enough to publish the data; our goal is publish the right data, in the right way, to make it as useful as possible.

Making tough content choices

May 16, 2019

Fundamental to any content strategy is the process of balancing user needs, business objectives, and workflow requirements. Evaluating those variables leads to the real challenge to come: making difficult content choices.

Journey maps as communication tools

May 3, 2019

We've been using journey maps as communication tools to share domain knowledge and information about user experiences.

Mapping revenue data by county

April 18, 2019

We've been exploring options for the geographic representation of revenue data. In this post, we explore the variability in revenue data by county (with Python) and produce a choropleth map (with D3.js).

Content architecture: how we built support for multiple blog post authors

March 27, 2019

How we modified this blog's starter template to apply the DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself) principle to content architecture for author details.