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

Becoming a product manager

March 14, 2019

Our product manager came to her position from a very different career path. In this post, she discusses how she came to this role, what she has learned, and how she applies what she's learned to her responsibility as a public servant.

Teaching digital skills: learning usability testing by peer training

February 7, 2019

Our user experience designer has been running the usability testing process from recruiting participants to building prototypes – by herself. We decided it would be helpful to peer-train two of our program analysts to conduct usability testing. In this post, we share the training process and what we learned.

How we rebuilt our open-data homepage part two: development

December 20, 2018

In our second post about our homepage rebuild, we share how we converted our homepage to GatsbyJS with React, GraphQL, and D3 to visualize data sourced from Excel files, as we refactor the entire site.

How we rebuilt our open-data homepage part one: design

December 6, 2018

We recently rebuilt the Natural Resources Revenue Data homepage. In this first post about the rebuild, we'll share how a revised product vision and user research led us to the redesign. We'll also share our design priorities and prototypes.