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Design

Ad Hoc’s design practice provides human-centered solutions that align stakeholder goals with user needs.

Design bridges our research, product, and engineering practices by surfacing findings and aligning on proposed solutions. Our designers work with customers to shape and define user-facing products and the systems that support them.

Our design practice doesn't use overly-specific methodologies or approaches. Rather, we adhere to a larger set of core principles that we apply in ways that fit the needs of our customers.

We give our designers the agency to be empowered practitioners ready to jump in at any stage of a project. Every designer on our team has the appropriate skills required to contribute to products wherever they might be in their lifecycle.

Design team skills

  • Visual design
  • Interaction design
  • User experience design
  • Data visualization
  • Frontend development
  • Content
  • Information architecture
  • User research
  • Facilitation
  • Mentorship

UX Principles

  • We collaborate with and listen to users, government stakeholders, and agency partners.
  • We design in the open and are transparent about our process.
  • We design for all people and abilities.
  • We create straightforward systems, and we respect users’ time.
  • We design for the long haul.
  • We raise expectations for government digital services.

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Our Design team

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Recent Design posts

Grow your design career at Ad Hoc

September 17, 2020

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We recently launched a new career ladder for the design practice. Each step has clearly-defined competencies and responsibilities that help staff chart a path for how to grow at Ad Hoc.

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Accessible design for cognitive considerations

May 27, 2020

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It’s important for designers and developers to consider the more nuanced difficulties that “thinking” disabilities and impairments can cause for users.

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Accessibility without fear and beyond compliance

February 07, 2020

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Accessibility isn't just about checking a box. It's about an equitable, inclusive future for all.

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Why design skills are a power-up for researchers

January 23, 2020

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Figuring out your research questions, finding participants, and doing the research are only part of the challenge. Perhaps the most significant work comes when you need to tell the story of your research.

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Navigating government barriers to human-centered design

October 22, 2019

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Human-centered design practitioners in government face an entirely different world of constraints and incentives than their industry peers. For human-centered design folks entering government work, these constraints can feel like a barrier to designing better services.

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Human-centered design helps government make better decisions

October 16, 2019

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Why is human-centered design different? Why should you pay attention to this term, and how can it add value and meaning to government work?

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