Reimagining Congress.gov

Reimagining Congress.gov

Reimagining Congress.gov

Improving exploration and analysis of legislative data on Congress.gov

Improving exploration and analysis of legislative data on Congress.gov

Overview

Congress.gov is used by more than 5 million unique visitors a month and is the source of federal legislative data including information about bills, members, committees, and house & senate floor proceedings. We collaborated with the Library of Congress product team and designed an entirely new feature set to improve exploration and analysis of legislative data on the website.

Overview

Congress.gov is used by more than 5 million unique visitors a month and is the source of federal legislative data including information about bills, members, committees, and house & senate floor proceedings. We collaborated with the Library of Congress product team as a part of our capstone project to redesign the website and help users better analyze and explore legislative data.

Client
Library of Congress

Role
UX Designer & Researcher

Team Size:  5

Duration: 8 months

Client
Library of Congress

Role
UX Designer & Researcher

Team Size:  5

Duration: 8 months

Problem

How might we use data visualization to improve the exploration and analysis of legislative information on congress.gov?  

Lobbyists, political reporters, congressmen, and even novice users come to congress.gov to get accurate and the most up-to-date information on federal legislation. However, the website faced stiff competition from several other websites that used innovative ways (eg. data visualization) for users to engage with the same information, and the Library of Congress UX team wanted us to increase user engagement and website traffic.
 

Problem

How might we use data visualization to improve the exploration and analysis of legislative information on congress.gov?

Our client aimed to increase engagement and retention on the website in the wake of stiff competition by similar websites providing users a better way to explore legislative data (using visualizations, for example).  The product team at LOC wanted us to design new tools that will provide users with a more intuitive way to explore and analyze this data
 

Our Solution

We designed multiple features to help legislative analysts and political journalists better browse, explore, and analyze legislative data. 

Our Solution

We designed multiple features to help legislative analysts and political journalists better browse, explore, and analyze legislative data. 

Our Solution

We designed multiple features to help legislative analysts and political journalists better browse, explore, and analyze legislative data. 

Explore and Analyze Bill Text

Explore and Analyze Bill Text

Explore and Analyze Bill Text

Explore and Analyze Bill Text

The design helps users easily navigate to desired sections of the bill text, compare different bill versions, annotate/highlight bill text, and export the analysis to better collaborate with their teams.

The design helps users easily navigate to desired sections of the bill text, compare different bill versions, annotate/highlight bill text, and export the analysis to better collaborate with their teams.

The design helps users easily navigate to desired sections of the bill text, compare different bill versions, annotate/highlight bill text, and export the analysis to better collaborate with their teams.

The design helps users easily navigate to desired sections of the bill text, compare different bill versions, annotate/highlight bill text, and export the analysis to better collaborate with their teams.

Explore Sponsors of a Bill

Explore Sponsors of a Bill

Explore Sponsors of a Bill

Explore Sponsors of a Bill

An interactive timeline along with a map visualization helps users easily explore supporters of a bill, the state they represent, their political affiliation, and the major activity which led them to support this bill.

An interactive timeline along with a map visualization helps users easily explore supporters of a bill, the state they represent, their political affiliation, and the major activity which led them to support this bill.

An interactive timeline along with a map visualization helps users easily explore supporters of a bill, the state they represent, their political affiliation, and the major activity which led them to support this bill.

An interactive timeline along with a map visualization helps users easily explore supporters of a bill, the state they represent, their political affiliation, and the major activity which led them to support this bill.

View Personalized Dashboard

View Personalized Dashboard

View Personalized Dashboard

View Personalized Dashboard

The dashboard provides users an easy way to stay updated on desired legislative activities and keep track of bills they follow. 

The dashboard provides users an easy way to stay updated on desired legislative activities and keep track of bills they follow. 

The dashboard provides users an easy way to stay updated on desired legislative activities and keep track of bills they follow. 

The dashboard provides users an easy way to stay updated on desired legislative activities and keep track of bills they follow. 

Curious about the design decisions? Jump to final designs

Curious about the design decisions? Jump to final designs

Curious about the design decisions? Jump to final designs

Curious about the design decisions? Jump to final designs

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What did I work on?

  • Drafted the user research plan and conducted 3 (out of 8) contextual inquiries with legislative analysts and political journalists.
  • Collaborated with the team to analyze the collected data, create experience models, and brainstorm design ideas.
  • Designed 3 major flows - bill cosponsors page, bill comparison, and saved searches (see below) - starting out by defining the product structure, to creating wireframes, low-fidelities, visual design elements, and hi-fidelity prototypes.
  • Conducted 2 (out of 5) usability tests to evaluate the interaction and functionality of the low-fi prototypes.

What did I work on?

  • Served as the user research lead during the initial phase of the project. Drafted the user research plan and conducted 3 (out of 8) contextual inquiries with legislative analysts and political journalists.
  • Collaborated with the team to analyze the collected data, create experience models, and brainstorm final design ideas.
  • Designed 3 major features - bill cosponsors page, user preferences, and saved searches (see below) - starting with defining product structure, to creating wireframes, low-fidelity, and hi-fidelity prototypes.
  • Conducted 2 (out of 5) usability tests to evaluate the interaction and functionality of the low-fi prototypes.

What did I work on?

  • Drafted the user research plan and conducted 3 (out of 8) contextual inquiries with legislative analysts and political journalists.
  • Collaborated with the team to analyze the collected data, create experience models, and brainstorm design ideas.
  • Designed 3 major features - bill cosponsors page, user preferences, and saved searches (see below) - starting out by defining the product structure, to creating wireframes, low-fidelities, visual design elements, and hi-fidelity prototypes.
  • Conducted 2 (out of 5) usability tests to evaluate the interaction and functionality of the low-fi prototypes.

What did I work on?

  • Drafted the user research plan and conducted 3 (out of 8) contextual inquiries with legislative analysts and political journalists.
  • Collaborated with the team to analyze the collected data, create experience models, and brainstorm design ideas.
  • Designed 3 major features - bill cosponsors page, user preferences, and saved searches (see below) - starting out by defining the product structure, to creating wireframes, low-fidelities, visual design elements, and hi-fidelity prototypes.
  • Conducted 2 (out of 5) usability tests to evaluate the interaction and functionality of the low-fi prototypes.

CASE STUDY

CASE STUDY

Selecting the Right User Group

 The Library of Congress UX team had conducted prior research and identified 5 different user types who make use of congress.gov. Out of the 5 user types, we focused specifically on users who aim to explore legislation and analyze trends as a part of their job function. 

Selecting the Right User Group

 The Library of Congress UX team had conducted prior research and identified 5 different user types who make use of congress.gov. Out of the 5 user types, we focused specifically on users who aim to explore legislation and analyze trends as a part of their job function.

Selecting the Right User Group

 The Library of Congress UX team had conducted prior research and identified 5 different user types who make use of congress.gov. Out of the 5 user types, we focused specifically on users who aim to explore legislation and analyze trends as a part of their job function.

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Data Analysts such as legislative analysts working for lobbying firms and data scientists who aim to explore trends in data

Data Analysts such as legislative analysts working for lobbying firms and data scientists who aim to explore trends in data

Data Analysts such as legislative analysts working for lobbying firms and data scientists who aim to explore trends in data

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Professionals such as policy advisors and political journalists looking to find and create stories out of the data

Professionals such as policy advisors and political journalists looking to find and create stories out of the data

Professionals such as policy advisors and political journalists looking to find and create stories out of the data

Understanding What Users Do with Legislative Data

After getting familiar with the US legislative process and exploring other websites focusing on legislative data,  we moved forward with the user research process. We conducted 8 contextual inquiries* with legislative analysts, political journalists, and public policy advisors to understand the context of use when people explore and use legislative data.   

Understanding the User

After getting familiar with the US legislative process and exploring other websites focusing on legislative data,  we moved forward with the user research process. We conducted 8 contextual inquiries with legislative analysts, political journalists, and public policy advisors to understand the context of use when people explore and use legislative data.  The inquiries focused on understanding the following aspects of their behavior
 
 

Understanding the User

After getting familiar with the US legislative process and exploring other websites focusing on legislative data,  we moved forward with the user research process. We conducted 8 contextual inquiries with legislative analysts, political journalists, and public policy advisors to understand the context of use when people explore and use legislative data.  The inquiries focused on understanding the following aspects of their behavior
 
 

Understanding What Users Do with Legislative Data 

After getting familiar with the US legislative process and exploring other websites focusing on legislative data,  we moved forward with the user research process. We conducted 8 contextual inquiries* with legislative analysts, political journalists, and public policy advisors to understand the context of use when people explore and use legislative data.   

Some key insights from the research:

An affinity map was created with over 300 user data notes, grouped to reveal insights about how expert users explore and analyze legislative data. 

Some key insights from the research:

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Users want to easily figure out changes made to the newer versions of a bill

Users want to easily figure out changes made to the newer versions of a bill

Users want to easily figure out changes made to the newer versions of a bill

Users want to easily figure out changes made to the newer versions of a bill

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Users track bill sponsors i.e. members of congress, their affiliations, their press releases, and how they vote on the floor

Users track bill sponsors i.e. members of congress, their affiliations, their press releases and how they vote for amendments on the floor
 

Users track bill sponsors i.e. members of congress, their affiliations, their press releases and how they vote for amendments on the floor
 

Users track bill sponsors i.e. members of congress, their affiliations, their press releases and how they vote for amendments on the floor
 

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Users need a better way to organize resources (links, articles, etc.) and bills they are tracking

Users need a better way to organize resources (links, articles, etc.) and bills they are tracking

Users need a better way to organize resources (links, articles, etc.) and bills they are tracking

Users need a better way to organize resources (links, articles, etc.) and bills they are tracking

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Users keep themselves updated about bills through newsletters, news websites, and their company's own internal tools

Users keep themselves updated about bills through newsletters, news websites and their company's own internal tools

Users keep themselves updated about bills through newsletters, news websites and their company's own internal tools

Users keep themselves updated about bills through newsletters, news websites and their company's own internal tools

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Users share their work artifacts and collaborate with their team to generate the final product (articles, reports, etc.)

Users share their work artefacts and collaborate with their team to generate the final product (articles, reports, etc.)

Users share their work artefacts and collaborate with their team to generate the final product (articles, reports, etc.)

Users share their work artefacts and collaborate with their team to generate the final product (articles, reports, etc.)

In addition, the data collected was used to create a sequence model representing a typical user's journey along with an identity model representing users' work personalities and their respective needs. 

In addition, the data collected was used to create a sequence model representing a typical user's journey along with an identity model representing users' work personalities and their respective needs. 

In addition, the data collected was used to create a sequence model representing a typical user's journey along with an identity model representing users' work personalities and their respective needs. 

These experience models were designed to help the team ideate better and to provide the client with an easier way to digest the research findings without diving deep into the raw data.

*We had to get really scrappy to recruit suitable participants because we did not receive that support from the client and were short on time, so we ended up sending hundreds of emails and LinkedIn & Twitter requests to end up with 8 responses! 

These experience models were designed to help the team ideate better and to provide the client with an easier way to digest the research findings without diving deep into the raw data.

These experience models were designed to help the team ideate better and to provide the client with an easier way to digest the research findings without diving deep into the raw data.

Brainstorming Design Ideas 

To come up with the final design ideas, our team 'walked' the models; sticking design recommendations on the affinity map, identity model, and sequence model. "Wall Walk" sessions helped us come up with Design Ideas that addressed the needs and wants of the users. We presented multiple product concepts to the client and based on our discussions moved ahead with the following design ideas.

Brainstorming Design Ideas 

To come up with the final design ideas, our team 'walked' the models; sticking design recommendations on the affinity map, identity model, and sequence model. "Wall Walk" sessions helped us come up with Design Ideas that addressed the needs and wants of the users. We presented multiple product concepts to the client and based on our discussions moved ahead with the following design ideas.

Brainstorming Design Ideas 

To come up with the final design ideas, our team 'walked' the models; sticking design recommendations on the affinity map, identity model, and sequence model. "Wall Walk" sessions helped us come up with Design Ideas that addressed the needs and wants of the users. We presented multiple product concepts to the client and based on our discussions moved ahead with the following design ideas.

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We sketched out multiple storyboards to better understand how these design concepts can fit into our users' day-to-day work activities and tackle their major pain-points.  Storyboarding helped us think through our design ideas and ensured activities of the user are supported coherently by the new product.
 

We sketched out multiple storyboards to better understand how these design concepts can fit into our users' day-to-day work activities and tackle their major pain-points.  Storyboarding helped us think through our design ideas and ensured activities of the user are supported coherently by the new product.
 

We sketched out multiple storyboards to better understand how these design concepts can fit into our users' day-to-day work activities and tackle their major pain-points.  Storyboarding helped us think through our design ideas and ensured activities of the user are supported coherently by the new product.
 

Bringing the Ideas To Life

After exploring the design ideas in-depth, we focused on defining the product structure, designing usable layouts & interactions, and setting a clear visual direction for our final mockups.

Bringing the Ideas To Life

After exploring the design ideas in-depth, we focused on defining the product structure, designing usable layouts & interactions, and setting a clear visual direction for our final mockups.

Bringing the Ideas To Life

After exploring the design ideas in-depth, we focused on defining the product structure, designing usable layouts & interactions, and setting a clear visual direction for our final mockups.

A User Environment Diagram  was created to define the overall structure and flow of the product. Once a clear structure was defined, wireframes were made to establish each screen's layout, interactions, and functionality. We received feedback on the designs and user flow as a part of an expert review.

Created a User Environment Diagram to define the overall structure and flow of the product. The UED displays the places where the user can interact with the product, the purpose of and functions within those places, and how the user can move from one place to another.
 

A User Environment Diagram was created to define the overall structure and flow of the product. Once a clear structure was defined, wireframes were made to establish each screen's layout, interactions, and functionality. We received feedback on the designs and user flow as a part of an expert review.

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Mid-fidelity prototypes were made to test out the concepts and discover major functional and interaction issues with the designs. In total, we conducted 5 usability evaluations with 3 legislative analysts (expert users) and 2 novices.

Co-sponsors page showed an interactive visualization of members of congress who had shown support for a bill.

Designed mid-fidelity prototypes of the designs. Conducted 5 usability evaluations with 3 legislative analysts (expert users) and 2 novices to discover major functional and interaction issues with the designs. 

Since there were a lot of changes, I'm showing how a few designs were modified across multiple iterations.

Cosponsors page showed an interactive visualization of members of congress who had shown support for a bill.

 

Designed mid-fidelity prototypes of the designs. Conducted 5 usability evaluations with 3 legislative analysts (expert users) and 2 novices to discover major functional and interaction issues with the designs. 

Cosponsors page showed an interactive visualization of members of congress who had shown support for a bill.

 

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Mid-Fidelity

PAINPOINT #1
Users had to keep scrolling up and down between the map and list to see if the map interactions were filtering the cosponsors list.
Placed both the map and list side by side so that the changes were easily detectable.


PAINPOINT #2
Points on the timeline weren’t useful to users because they didn’t show the legislative actions corresponding to the addition of cosponsors.
Altered the timeline so that it only showed those points when members got added and the specific actions they correlated to.

PAINPOINT #1
User’s had to keep scrolling up and down between the map and list to see if the map interactions were filtering the cosponsors list.
Placed both the map and list side by side so that the changes were easily detectable.


PAINPOINT #2
Points on the timeline weren’t useful to users because they didn’t show the legislative actions corresponding to the addition of cosponsors.
Timeline altered so that it only showed those points when members were added and the specific actions they correlated to.

PAINPOINT #1
User’s had to keep scrolling up and down between the map and list to see if the map interactions were filtering the cosponsors list.
Placed both the map and list side by side so that the changes were easily detectable.


PAINPOINT #2
Points on the timeline weren’t useful to users because they didn’t show the legislative actions corresponding to the addition of cosponsors.
Timeline altered so that it only showed those points when members were added and the specific actions they correlated to.

PAINPOINT #1
User’s had to keep scrolling up and down between the map and list to see if the map interactions were filtering the cosponsors list.
Placed both the map and list side by side so that the changes were easily detectable.


PAINPOINT #2
Points on the timeline weren’t useful to users because they didn’t show the legislative actions corresponding to the addition of cosponsors.
Timeline altered so that it only showed those points when members were added and the specific actions they correlated to.

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Hi-Fidelity

My Feed showed personalized content like bills, committee meeting schedules, and member activity based on the interests selected by the user.

My Feed showed personalized content like bills, committee meeting schedules and member activity based on the interests selected by the user.

My Feed showed personalized content like bills, committee meeting schedules and member activity based on the interests selected by the user.

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Mid-Fidelity

PAINPOINT #1
Users couldn't see how the filters applied were reflected in the results.
Added details related to the filters to each Bill card to make it clear why those bills came up when a filter was applied.


PAINPOINT #2
Most users were interested in committee activities but this section was at the bottom and mixed with other events/schedules making it hard to locate information related to a specific committee.
Section changed to exclusively show committee information populated with those committees selected by the user and brought it to the top of the page.

PAINPOINT #1
User's couldn't see how the filter's applied were reflected in the results.
Added details related to the filters to each Bill card to make it clear why those bills came up when a filter was applied.


PAINPOINT #2
Most users were interested in committee activities but this section was at the bottom and mixed with other events/schedules making it hard to locate information related to a specific committee.
Section changed to exlcusively show committee information populated with those committees selected by the user and brought it to the top of the page.

PAINPOINT #1
User's couldn't see how the filter's applied were reflected in the results.
Added details related to the filters to each Bill card to make it clear why those bills came up when a filter was applied.


PAINPOINT #2
Most users were interested in committee activities but this section was at the bottom and mixed with other events/schedules making it hard to locate information related to a specific committee.
Section changed to exclusively show committee information populated with those committees selected by the user and brought it to the top of the page.

PAINPOINT #1
User's couldn't see how the filter's applied were reflected in the results.
Added details related to the filters to each Bill card to make it clear why those bills came up when a filter was applied.


PAINPOINT #2
Most users were interested in committee activities but this section was at the bottom and mixed with other events/schedules making it hard to locate information related to a specific committee.
Section changed to exclusively show committee information populated with those committees selected by the user and brought it to the top of the page.

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Hi-Fidelity

Final Designs

Usability testing of the mid-fidelity prototypes informed the design of our final mockups.  We created a design system to establish the visual direction we wanted to take.

Since this was a government website and had to look objectively unbiased, we had strict instructions to balance the use of red and blue so that it didn't look like congress.gov favored any one political party. Therefore, we had to pick several other accent colours to achieve the complexity of our designs and ensure that those colors did not coincide with some other political party.
 

Final Designs

Usability testing of the mid-fidelity prototypes informed the design of our final mockups.  We created a design system to establish the visual direction we wanted to take.

Since this was a government website and had to look objectively unbiased, we had strict instructions to balance the use of red and blue so that it didn't look like congress.gov favored any one political party. Therefore, we had to pick several other accent colours to achieve the complexity of our designs and ensure that those colors did not coincide with some other political party.

Final Designs

Usability testing of the mid-fidelity prototypes informed the design of our final mockups.  We created a design system to establish the visual direction we wanted to take.

Since this was a government website and had to look objectively unbiased, we had strict instructions to balance the use of red and blue so that it didn't look like congress.gov favored any one political party. Therefore, we had to pick several other accent colours to achieve the complexity of our designs and ensure that those colors did not coincide with some other political party.

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After defining a clear design language, we moved on to create our Hi-Fidelity prototypes on Figma.

After defining a clear design language, we moved on to create our Hi-Fidelity prototypes on Figma.

After defining a clear design language, we moved on to create our Hi-Fidelity prototypes on Figma.

Bill Page Overview

Bill Page Overview

Bill Page Overview

Although the content on the page is kept similar to that on the current website, we have improved the discoverability of certain options making it easier for users to keep track of the bills they are interested in.

Although the content on the page is kept similar to that on the current website, we have improved the discoverability of certain options making it easier for users to keep track of the bills they are interested in.

Although the content on the page is kept similar to that on the current website, we have improved the discoverability of certain options making it easier for users to keep track of the bills they are interested in.

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Bill Text Overview 

Bill Text Overview

Bill Text Overview

A major pain point of our user group is their inability to easily navigate to certain sections of the bill text and find the desired information. We provided multiple features to help users easily explore bill texts. 

A major pain point of our user group is their inability to easily navigate to certain sections of the bill text and find the desired information. We provided multiple features to help users easily explore bill texts. 

A major pain point of our user group is their inability to easily navigate to certain sections of the bill text and find the desired information. We provided multiple features to help users easily explore bill texts. 

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Compare Bill Text

Compare Bill Text

Compare Bill Text

Users want to keep track of how the bill is amended (what changed from one version to the other) as it moves through the legislative process. Bill compare mode allows users to easily navigate to modified sections and view changes highlighted on the bill text.

Users want to keep track of how the bill is amended (what changed from one version to the other) as it moves through the legislative process. Bill compare mode allows users to easily navigate to modified sections and view changes highlighted on the bill text.

Users want to keep track of how the bill is amended (what changed from one version to the other) as it moves through the legislative process. Bill compare mode allows users to easily navigate to modified sections and view changes highlighted on the bill text.

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Annotate/Highlight Bill Text

Annotate/Highlight Bill Text

Annotate/Highlight Bill Text

Users analyze bill texts by taking notes on external tools and sharing the analysis with their respective teams. Allowing users to highlight and annotate bill text provides them with a more convenient way to analyze bills which they can later export and share with their team. Annotating the bill will automatically save the bill to the user's dashboard.

Users analyze bill texts by taking notes on external tools and sharing the analysis with their respective teams. Allowing users to highlight and annotate bill text provides them with a more convenient way to analyze bills which they can later export and share with their team. Annotating the bill will automatically save the bill to the user's dashboard.

Users analyze bill texts by taking notes on external tools and sharing the analysis with their respective teams. Allowing users to highlight and annotate bill text provides them with a more convenient way to analyze bills which they can later export and share with their team. Annotating the bill will automatically save the bill to the user's dashboard.

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Explore Bill Cosponsorship

Explore Bill Cosponsorship

Explore Bill Cosponsorship

Users are interested in knowing more about people who sponsored/co-sponsored the bill. What are their political affiliations? When were they added as co-sponsors? What major activity led them to support this bill? These were the major questions our user group tried to understand while analyzing bill sponsors. Our new design would help users easily find answers to these queries.

Users are interested in knowing more about people who sponsored/co-sponsored the bill. What are their political affiliations? When were they added as co-sponsors? What major activity led them to support this bill? These were the major questions our user group tried to understand while analyzing bill sponsors. Our new design would help users easily find answers to these queries.

Users are interested in knowing more about people who sponsored/co-sponsored the bill. What are their political affiliations? When were they added as co-sponsors? What major activity led them to support this bill? These were the major questions our user group tried to understand while analyzing bill sponsors. Our new design would help users easily find answers to these queries.

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Cosponsor Visualization

Cosponsor Visualization

Cosponsor Visualization

The cosponsor map visualization provides an easy way for users to filter co-sponsors based on their political affiliation and the state they represent.

The cosponsor map visualization provides an easy way for users to filter co-sponsors based on their political affiliation and the state they represent.

The cosponsor map visualization provides an easy way for users to filter co-sponsors based on their political affiliation and the state they represent.

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Set User Preferences

Set User Preferences

Set User Preferences

Users keep track of bills from specific policy areas, or activities of specific committees and members of congress as a part of their job function. Users can select their desired preferences and view a personalized feed on their dashboard.

Users keep track of bills from specific policy areas, or activities of specific committees and members of congress as a part of their job function. Users can select their desired preferences and view a personalized feed on their dashboard.

Users keep track of bills from specific policy areas, or activities of specific committees and members of congress as a part of their job function. Users can select their desired preferences and view a personalized feed on their dashboard.

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My Feed

My Feed

My Feed

My feed provides users an easier way to stay updated on current legislative activities based on their preferences; such as new/trending bills, upcoming committee meetings, and recent member activity.

My feed provides users an easier way to stay updated on current legislative activities based on their preferences; such as new/trending bills, upcoming committee meetings, and recent member activity.

My feed provides users an easier way to stay updated on current legislative activities based on their preferences; such as new/trending bills, upcoming committee meetings, and recent member activity.

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Saved Bills

Saved Bills

Saved Bills

Users can keep track of the bills they have saved or analyzed using the 'Saved Bills' tab. 

Users can keep track of the bills they have saved or analyzed using the 'Saved Bills' tab. 

Users can keep track of the bills they have saved or analyzed using the 'Saved Bills' tab. 

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Saved Searches - Additional Feature

Saved Searches - Additional Feature

Saved Searches - Additional Feature

Our user base made use of the advanced search feature on the website and needed a way to easily save and access these searches later on. We redesigned the search box to include easy access to saved and recent searches. 

Our user base made use of the advanced search feature on the website and needed a way to easily save and access these searches later on. We redesigned the search box to include easy access to saved and recent searches. 

Our user base made use of the advanced search feature on the website and needed a way to easily save and access these searches later on. We redesigned the search box to include easy access to saved and recent searches. 

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Wrapping it Up

The final designs were presented to the Library of Congress product team including designers, developers, and PMs. The team was impressed by the ingenuity, feasibility, and design aesthetic of the new concepts. They were excited to take the next steps and possibly deploy these features in newer versions of the website.

It was a great experience working on a whole new feature set for an existing product over the course of 2 semesters. It taught me how to work in a team and collaborate with clients better, how to design keeping essential constraints in mind, and how to present ideas/concepts to a diverse audience.

Wrapping it Up

The final designs were presented to the Library of Congress product team including designers, developers, and PMs. The team was impressed by the ingenuity, feasibility, and design aesthetic of the new concepts. They were excited to take the next steps and possibly deploy these features in newer versions of the website.

It was a great experience working on a whole new feature set for an existing product over the course of 2 semesters. It taught me how to work in a team and collaborate with clients better, how to design keeping essential constraints in mind, and how to present ideas/concepts to a diverse audience.

Wrapping it Up

The final designs were presented to the Library of Congress product team including designers, developers, and PMs. The team was impressed by the ingenuity, feasibility, and design aesthetic of the new concepts. They were excited to take the next steps and possibly deploy these features in newer versions of the website.

It was a great experience working on a whole new feature set for an existing product over the course of 2 semesters. It taught me how to work in a team and collaborate with clients better, how to design keeping essential constraints in mind, and how to present ideas/concepts to a diverse audience.

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