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
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.
Developers, Government Contractors, UX/UI Designers
Prerequisites for Attendees
Attendees need no prerequisites.
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