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Adding a product to our team's portfolio

April 30, 2020

Our team recently took on management of another public website. This post discusses how we'll apply what we've learned from our previous work, how we approached our initial discovery, and what we've prioritized for our next efforts.

Teaching digital skills: progress on usability testing by peer training

April 16, 2020

Last year, our term-limited UX designer taught us career government employee program analysts how to conduct user research. We want to tell you how it’s been going since then.

Remote work: what about design studios?

March 20, 2020

Design studios can be effectively conducted by remote teams.

On being tool agnostic: picking a design toolkit based on goals, constraints, and access

February 7, 2020

Sometimes you don't get to use the tools you want to use. Don't let that stop you from creating effective designs.

Finding the limits of static: building a database for natural resources revenue data

December 3, 2019

Our site has been static since its inception, but we're encountering some of the limitations of a fully static site. In this post, we track our progress toward building a database for Natural Resources Revenue Data.