Content strategist
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U.S. Web Design Standards

U.S. Web Design


Design guidelines and code for the people, by the people

The U.S. Web Design Standards are a set of open-source design guidelines, components, and templates for use by government designers (and anyone else who's interested). Noting that many agencies are short on time and may not have dedicated designers, 18F created the Standards to allow all agencies to quickly stand up beautiful, accessible sites. 

In 2016, I joined the Standards team as the content lead. While on the project, I created a comprehensive comms plan, helped reconfigure the site's IA, wrote human-friendly documentation and contribution guidelines, rewrote all existing site copy, created a project-specific style guide, and conducted ongoing UX research. 

Roles: Content lead, UX researcher (18F)

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