The design team offers the following competencies:
- User experience strategy: translate research insights and business requirements into accessible and user-friendly online experiences
- User interface design: design and prototype high-fidelity mockups for desktop and mobile websites and maintain a library of UI patterns
- Brand and visual design: design and apply a consistent look and feel across channels and platforms
Day-to-day, design does the following types of work:
Custom page designs
Design conceptualizes and prototypes new pages or features that cannot be created by the content team in WordPress (usually anything that requires engineering support to build). This ensures that the team can explore a range of ideas, test with users, and collect stakeholder feedback before investing in engineering resources. Examples of custom page designs include the health equity dashboard, state dashboard, and Blueprint page.
Custom visual assets and page components
Design system and documentation
Design maintains a library of styles and components to ensure a consistent user experience and efficient use of resources by leveraging existing components when possible. The design team maintains this in Figma. Engineering has similar documentation in Storybook.
Content feedback and collaboration
Design provides feedback and guidance on page designs led by the content team. These are often pages that do not require engineering support and are created by the content team in WordPress. Examples of these include Restrictions and Holidays.
Design collaborates on research by helping think through research approaches, creating prototypes, and translating findings into approaches for new designs.
Design collaborates with the product team by contributing to product decisions on how to approach new requests from stakeholders and align with external campaigns or other State sites.