Farmers.gov - Interactive Tool Design (UX/UI) and Development (Drupal)

Farmers.gov is an award winning USDA sponsored government project site.

When Metro Star Systems won the contract for Farmers.gov, there was one developer and one UX/UI Designer. We were tasked with creating a new site that was easy to navigate, simple to use, and eventually, we would need to create interactive tools for farmers and producers to use in various places throughout the site.

We'll discuss our method for building out the site, the design system that we're currently working on, some of the challenges that we've encountered, and how we worked with government release trains.

Attendees will learn about our site, how we plan things, how we scope our development tasks, how we deploy, and how we design the site with our end users in mind. We'll discuss analytics and how they are used to make UX/UI decisions.

Lastly, we'll touch on the tools that we've build for Farmers.gov and how they were build with our users in mind. We'll also talk about how we built our most recent tool for Farm Loan Discovery.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

The beginnings of Farmers.gov

Our first deployment and lessons learned

UX/UI Design for Farmers and Producers

Interactive Tool building in Drupal and how we completed our most recent tool

Learning Outcome

Attendees should walk away with an understanding of how they can use analytics and data gathering to create a site with their users in mind. They will also gain some knowledge about Drupal and how decoupled tools are built on Farmers.gov.

Target Audience

Developers, Government Contractors, UX/UI Designers

Prerequisites for Attendees

Attendees need no prerequisites.

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  • George Dinwiddie
    By George Dinwiddie  ~  1 month ago
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    I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

    • It sounds to me like an interesting experience report

    I think the submission could be improved by:

    • It's not clear to me who is the target audience and what they're intended to learn. If the abstract doesn't make that clear to me, it likely doesn't make it clear to attendees.

     - George, Program Chair

    • Jason Glisson
      By Jason Glisson  ~  6 days ago
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      Thanks George,

      I haven't seen your comments until now. I'm not sure why Confengine doesn't send out emails letting you know you have a comment. If it does, I definitely never got it.

      I'll add some explanation of who this is for. I guess I figured that picking the category the topic is in and tagging it as ux/ui design and development was probably enough, but you're right, there isn't much letting people know who the target audience is. 

      Thanks so much for your feedback!


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