UX of Government

Local governments are increasingly working to provide user-friendly experiences to their constituents. People have become accustomed to finding information quickly and easily and completing tasks and transactions securely and intuitively. With a public that’s accustomed to the on-demand, instant gratification of private sector giants like...

By Vidal Anguiano, Jr., CityBase intern, Master of Science in Computational Analysis and Public Policy candidate at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy The decision to implement a messaging or voice-based interface can make good business sense. Organizations that use conversational interfaces can...

It’s a distinct responsibility of working with the public sector that govtech products must be usable for all populations. On the frontlines of this mandate is our dedicated product design team. Their tasks range from optimizing the user experience for constituents requesting and paying for...

By Greg Bartlett, Solutions Engineer Lead  Creating a digital city hall goes much deeper than putting forms online. The goal should be creating a civic experience that is more intuitive for households and businesses, and more efficient for the staff who keep government running. We continually strive to...

This post is part 5 of 5 in a series about digitizing government services. Across all sectors, technology is making our experiences online more personalized. A search for restaurants uses our location to recommend nearby options, our favorite clothing store will suggest the size we usually...

This post is part 4 of 5 in a series about digitizing government services. In our previous posts, we’ve talked a lot about how digitizing your services benefits the residents in your community. When you automate processes, this has big gains for both the households and...

This post is part 3 of 5 in a series about digitizing government services. The drive for government digital transformation is here to stay. According to Gartner, today 2.5% of government transactions are processed digitally. By 2020, the rate will jump to 33%. Putting information and services...

This post is part 2 of 5 in a series about digitizing government services. The first step to making your agency accessible digitally is to bring your information online. The next step is to bring your activities (e.g., like applying or paying for services) online. With a...

This post is part 1 of 5 in a series about digitizing government services. When people think of interacting with government, they don’t usually imagine a digital experience—much less one that is intuitive and efficient. But governments have been looking since the 1990s to find better...

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