Let’s Redesign the U.S. Government | CIA.gov

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In the past few years, 18F and The U.S. Digital Service released the U.S. Digital Services Playbook. I put it to the test, specifically the web design standards, and in the process found out a great deal about the current state of our government’s digital presence.

The Web Design Standards

Now unless you’re a government UX researcher, you probably aren’t seeing the scope of this undertaking. You probably don’t use federal government websites all that much, and when you do, you probably aren’t interested in or care how it looks. Luckily for us “play 13” of the playbook is “Default to Open”. In other words, 18F will show us their projects they have in different stages of development and provide links to alpha and beta sites here.

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18F Site: Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (alpha)

The Design Prompt

Without deeply assessing content and function, apply the U.S. Web Design Standards to CIA.gov.

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Screenshot of CIA Homepage

The Redesign

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CIA.gov Home
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Featured Story Page
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Design Lead @AWS Government Transformation || Co-founder @coformaco || Former @USDS @SandiaLabs @CIA || drummer/funnyman/dad

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