What is the Best Design in Government?
November 9, 2010 at 12:43 pm #114599
I feel like there is some great design work happening more and more in government.What do you think has the best design work in government?Share your examples
November 9, 2010 at 12:44 pm #114642
Teach.gov is pretty sweet
November 9, 2010 at 1:48 pm #114640
Katherine Clarke Radican “Casey”Participant
We at GPO provide extensive design services for Congress, Commissions, Quasi and any Federal Agency that wants to work with us. Check out the online portfolio to see what some of your federal colleagues are doing…included in the portfolio are some amazing showcases of design: photography, multimedia (web/video), illustration, branding and identity, security design and more.
November 9, 2010 at 4:49 pm #114638
Michael McCarthy, APRParticipant
This is one of our own sites, so a little bias, but because it markets our public arts collection, we were allowed to create a unique look for it.. It showcases our temporary exhibits as well as our permanent collection, which includes sculptures throughout the community
November 18, 2010 at 2:38 pm #114635
Check out NITAAC’s site with interactive ordering for its Government Wide Acquisition Contracts. We’d love to hear your thoughts, comments and opinions.
November 18, 2010 at 2:42 pm #114633
Love it…here’s the pic for those too lazy to click attachment
November 18, 2010 at 7:43 pm #114631
November 18, 2010 at 8:53 pm #114629
Hey Steve, here is a sneak peak at the proposed 2001 Public Health Informatics Conference site I cooked up for CDC. What do you think?
November 18, 2010 at 11:11 pm #114627
To this (set to go up any day)
During an emergency or disaster we wanted our community to have a one-stop command center to get and give information. From Facebook to twitter, road closures to power outages. During an activation, the entire top of the site would be turned over to the latest updates from police, fire, EMS, power and water agencies, schools, etc., coordinated through Emergency Management. A drop down provides a choice of languages. We also wanted to learn more from quick polls and readers comments. The bottom is dedicated to disaster preparedness – promoting classes, CERT training and volunteer profiles. A password protected section allows trained volunteer and staff to check-in for assignments and information.
November 19, 2010 at 2:14 pm #114625
Nice transformation! Looks good. 🙂
November 19, 2010 at 4:23 pm #114623
City of Austin Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM)
Our Combined Charities Campaign, Kick-ball tournament t-shirt includes a Q-R code. What we lack in athletic prowess, we’ll make up for by getting folks in the stands to go to our site from their smart phones. Now who’s got game strategy?:)
November 19, 2010 at 7:29 pm #114621
Great redesign! What a transformation.
November 19, 2010 at 7:40 pm #114619
November 22, 2010 at 4:08 pm #114617
Hey all, I’m new here. I know this isn’t for a .gov site, but it’s for a military non-profit site I’m currently redesigning.
Here’s their site now.
What do you think?
November 22, 2010 at 4:20 pm #114615
I love the clean new design you’ve created. Greatly improved! One suggestion (and I might beat Steve to the punch here) – think about having a top content heading and linking to the most popular site content right from the homepage….5 items at most.
November 22, 2010 at 6:09 pm #114613
Beautiful redesign… More info right up front and the most meaningful at the top. Great job!
November 22, 2010 at 6:46 pm #114611
-could make main area scrolling with 3 to 4 photos
-People really want to know what to expect so I’d make that clear and write some blogs about it (what they will learn, who is attending, what is the mix of folks, why the conference is happening, etc)
November 22, 2010 at 6:46 pm #114609
November 22, 2010 at 7:00 pm #114607
Thanks Heather. The site is more an archive of letters and testimony given to Congress. Popular content doesn’t really work in this situation.
November 24, 2010 at 1:29 am #114605
Already on it, man! You see the RSS, BLOG, PHONE Version, and PHOTOS (Camera) blue icons above the NACCHO logo? I would like you and Andy to contribute! Great ideas on the content!
The big main window in the middle will be a Flash presentation…working on that now. After it plays through once, it will be the scrolling pictures you suggested, (play controls will appear).
Thanks for the feedback!
September 1, 2011 at 4:06 pm #114603
How much of the work did PIER do? Did you guys do most of the design? Have you dabbled in the clearsilver at all?
Looks like much of what came out of our Deepwater Horizon response PIER site.
September 1, 2011 at 5:01 pm #114601
Hi Andrew, Yes, we really liked the Deepwater Horizon site. It greatly influenced our design. We designed the home page and handed the psd off to PIER to code. We created our own templates and interior pages. We tweaked the clearsilver a bit after the site launched, some minor changes. Our next big change will come this month. We are adding a gamification layer to the site. This will be for City employees right now, on a password protected page, but will allow employees to earn points for completing disaster preparedness tasks. We’re working with Big Door (in Seattle) and PIER to bring it together. Keeping my fingers crossed.
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