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Why we use content design

6/22/2022

We talk about content design a lot. Here’s what it is and why we use it.

Introducing the Data & Innovation Fund (DIF)

6/10/2022

True to our core principles, ODI has found a way to fund and foster projects that put Californians first.

The everyday magic of plain language

6/9/2022

ODI uses plain language in its projects to make sure all Californians get the information they need.

Tech choices in the California Design System

5/31/2022

Learn about the decisions we made (and why we made them) in putting the Design System together.

Working in the open on the California Design System

5/19/2022

Working in the open is important to us. Here’s what that looks like in our work on the California Design System.

Deputy director appointments strengthen ODI mission

4/21/2022

We’re excited to congratulate Jeffery Marino and JP Petrucione on their new roles at the Office of Digital Innovation (ODI).

Increasing access to the Emergency Broadband Benefit by listening to Californians

12/21/2021

The California ODI team wanted to better understand the specific pain points and blockers that might prevent eligible Californians from successfully applying for the Emergency Broadband Benefit.

ODI’s content design principles for better services

11/10/2021

Our mission at the Office of Digital Innovation (ODI) is to deliver better government services to the people of California through technology and design. We do this work in partnership with other state departments. One of the ways we support our partner departments and help strengthen state services is by sharing what we learn through … Read more

Procurement as a lever for better government services

10/13/2021

Part of ODI’s mandate is to “rethink and improve how the state buys digital services…”

Introducing the new CA Cannabis website

7/21/2021

We’re proud to have led the months-long collaboration to build the Cannabis.ca.gov site.

Office of Digital Innovation Report 2021

5/26/2021

Saying it with style

3/9/2021

ODI has a new content style guide for covid19.ca.gov and beyond

Keeping it simple when it’s actually quite complex

9/29/2020

Redesigned homepage and new tool for determining what’s open or closed.

Done/doing (Week of May 25-May 31)

6/6/2020

This is a recap of what we’ve done for the week of May 25 to May 31.

Done/doing (Week of May 18-May 24)

5/27/2020

This is a recap of what we’ve done for the week of May 18 to May 24.

Done/doing (Week of May 11-May 17)

5/17/2020

This is a recap of what we’ve done for the week of May 11 to May 17.

Done/doing (Week of May 4-May 10)

5/10/2020

This is a recap of what we’ve done for the week of May 4 to May 10.

Prioritizing users in a crisis: Building the California COVID-19 response site

4/29/2020

Developing the California state COVID-19 emergency response website

Alpha.CA.gov product release 3

3/11/2020

Third product release for Alpha.CA.gov

Done/doing (Week of February 23)

2/28/2020

This is a recap of what we’ve done for the week of February 23 to March 1.

Done/doing (Week of Feb. 17)

2/21/2020

This is a recap of what we’ve done for the week of February 17 to February 23.

Why Alpha.CA.gov is prioritizing APIs

2/21/2020

How Alpha.CA.gov is making data more accessible and useful

Done/doing (Week of Feb. 10)

2/15/2020

This is a recap of what we’ve done for the week of February 10 to February 17.

Alpha.CA.gov product release 2

2/10/2020

Second product release for Alpha.CA.gov.

Done/doing (Week of Feb. 3)

2/7/2020

This is a recap of what we’ve done for the week of February 3 to February 9.

Done/doing (Week of Jan. 27)

1/31/2020

This is a recap of what we’ve done for the week of January 27 to February 2.

Lessons learned translating Alpha.CA.gov release 1

1/28/2020

Providing multi-lingual access to information is essential.

Done/doing (Week of Jan. 20)

1/24/2020

This is a recap of what we’ve done for the week of January 20 to January 26.

Done/doing (Week of Jan. 13)

1/21/2020

This is a recap of what we’ve done for the week of January 13 to January 19.

Alpha.CA.gov product release 1

1/13/2020

Alpha.CA.gov product release 1

Done/doing (Week of Jan. 6)

1/10/2020

This is a recap of what we’ve done for the week of Janurary 6 to January 12.

Alpha.CA.gov product framing (Updated 02/10/20)

1/8/2020

Product framing helps our team think about and focus on the problem we’re here to solve.

Done/doing (Week of Dec. 30)

1/6/2020

This is a recap of what we’ve done for the week of December 30 to January 22.

Done/doing (Week of Dec. 16)

12/20/2019

This is a recap of what we’ve done for the week of December 16-22.

Our design principles

12/19/2019

Design principles help teams and stakeholders to align on design vision and decision-making.

This is how we work

12/17/2019

Our operational principles guide how our team works.

Done/doing (Week of Dec. 9)

12/13/2019

This is a recap of what we’ve done for the week of December 9-13.

And ... we’re in progress

12/11/2019

We’re reimagining CA.gov with and for the people of California.

Introducing the CA.gov Alpha Team

12/6/2019

Our new team has a big job. We’re working to make it easier for Californians to access, understand and use digital information and services.

Re-imagining CA.gov How Can California Government Better Serve its People?

12/1/2019

Over the last decade, governments around the world have started asking themselves, 'How can we use digital to better serve our people?'