Category Archives: Government

Over the past few years there has been a significant increase in the federal government’s demand for human-centered design (HCD) services in conjunction with software development and delivery. Organizations like USDS and 18F, CIO’s from private industry, and HCD-savvy government employees have all advocated for a more human-centered design approach to serve the government’s constituents and employees.   The result of this growing advocacy is an increase in demand for human-centered design services. Currently, the primary means of procuring human-centered design is limited to a program/project level. As a general example, when an RFP is released for creating a new … Continue reading

GoodGovUX’s Kickoff Event

After co-sponsoring a successful kickoff event at the Artisphere, we are extremely proud to be involved with such a great organization, GoodGovUX. If you weren’t able to make the conference, here is a quick set of talking points that we found insightful: – The Mission of GoodGovUX: To drive the adoption of a common set of UX best practices within the government and government contracting communities. – The term “UX” is defined in many ways, but more commonly: “UX is not on the screen. UX is in the mind.” “It’s pervasive. It’s in everything we do, not just on computers and smartphones.” … Continue reading

Have you heard the exciting news? Mediabarn is a proud sponsor of the GoodGovUX kick off event taking place on 2/24! If you’re interested in all things UX and how it can relate to government, be sure to check out this great opportunity to network and learn more about improving government products and digital research. Can’t make it? Follow @GoodGovUX to keep up with live updates and for information on upcoming events soon to be announced.