Recreating the Home of User Experience
The Department of Health and Human Services has launched a project to redesign Usability.gov. The redesign includes:
- New and updated content
- A refreshed interface
- An updated and easier to navigate information architecture
- Renewed social media and outreach activities
- A library of templates, resources, methodology examples, and best practices for User Experience (UX) and web professionals
- New opportunities for user engagement and information sharing
With these updates, the site aims to:
- Become a resource for students and professionals to grow and expand their knowledge of UX best practices
- Serve as the home of active UX conversation, exploration, and learning
- Provide access to formal research and writings
- Showcase examples of great UX, and the processes for achieving them
Additionally, we plan to update the Evidence-Based Usability Guidelines during the redesign. Updates will include current trends and topics in web development, including web 2.0, responsive design, mobile strategy, applications, and social media.
To ensure Usability.gov meets the needs of students and professionals in the UX and web communities as well as federal web designers and content managers, we would like your suggestions. Use the twitter hash tag #UsabilityReboot to join the conversation.
In the coming weeks, we will post a user feedback survey to get your initial input. Moving forward, we will organize focus groups and post polls, designs, and features to the site for your feedback. If you are interested in participating or contributing to the site, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.