Create a user-centered space on census.gov >
I conducted qualitative user research to better understand our small business users using a repeatable process:
From our user research, qualitative analytics, and content strategy, I quickly created low-fidelity mockups of site pages. I also worked with another fellow to determine what kind of content to include and to create a site map.
Development was tricky because we were working on a project in the federal government. I wrote about my experience here, but to briefly summarize, the main challenges were:
In the end, we chose to design and develop a site that had no constraints in order to demonstrate what census.gov could look like without so much political conflict. I decided to use the U.S. Web Design Standards created by USDS in order to align my project with the rest of the government agencies. The standards use SASS and Bourbon Neat as the building blocks, and gulp to automate the workflow. In a two-week sprint I developed the site and shipped an MVP in order to have a week left to test traffic.
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