Done/doing (Week of Jan. 27)
Done/doing is a recap of what we’ve done this week and what we have in our sprint plan for the week ahead. This post covers the week of January 27-February 2.
- Took a field research trip to a fire-impacted town where we brainstormed with a group of highschoolers to inspire future designs around disaster preparedness and recovery. We also met with a local elected and business owner.
- Researched drinking water safety and the application process for unemployment insurance.
- Met with the good folks at the Franchise Tax Board to learn about quarterly taxes and their UX practice.
- Documented and shipped new API endpoints to retrieve food banks, CHP Incidents, Full Road closures by location. These are viewable here.
- Prototyped a transaction landing page to apply online for a discounted phone service. Check out the GitHub issue.
- Published the web components we use in our design system to npm. Check out our accordion component here.
- Improved our road conditions prototype that lets you enter a destination and returns all known issues on your route. Check out the GitHub issue.
- Fixed some build issues with our GitHub action that allows us to automatically build and publish this blog to our github pages powered site when content is updated.
- Added google sheets translation formula to provide initial machine translations of our content (thanks Twitter user @nsylianteng!)
- Streamlined the core ceremonies (stand-ups, retrospectives, and sprint planning) to improve overall communications within the Team, particularly for our remote colleagues.
- Synthesizing stories and insights from our field research
- Scraping additional data sources to augment our food bank data
- Continue user testing the road conditions prototype and the application process for disability insurance
- Researching emergency preparedness, debris removal, emergency alerts, burned car removal, and the emergency recovery process
- User stories on disability insurance and Cal Grants are being promoted from user testing prototypes to the live site
- Working with water system boundary areas and water testing data to create APIs and prototype user stories
- Continuing research to find contact information for new user story to help people connect with state agencies and departments. Check out our GitHub issue.