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

Q&A with our summer intern

July 25, 2019

Our intern has made numerous contributions during his time with us. In this post, he discusses the projects he has been working on and takeaways from his experience.

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).