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

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.

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.