Join us at the second annual DotGovDesign Conference on Friday, May 6, in Washington DC as we discuss the “Return on Design Investment” in government.
Meet the Startup Guide
Check out the new Los Angeles Business Portal Startup Guide helping aspiring entrepreneurs to create a checklist for registering their business with city, county, state, and federal authorities in a few easy steps. Starting a business has never been easier!
The LA Business Portal Beta is live!
Today, Mayor Garcetti of Los Angeles unveiled the Beta version of the LA Business Portal. Congratulations to our partners at the Mayor’s Office of Innovation and CivicActions!
Professional Pathways in Design for Social Innovation
Looking forward to next week’s panel with Alexis Bonnell of USAID, Justin Cook of Sitra, Liz Ogbu of Studio O, and Rafael Sergio Smith of IDEO.org at MICA, exploring new directions and providing an aspirational vision for professional pathways in design for social innovation.
LEAP 2: Value of Design Symposium
Already looking forward to the next gathering of designers, educators and students committed to applying their creative talents to address the critical, “wicked” social and environmental challenges of our time. At the Center for Social Design at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), April 9-12.
Tomorrow comes to Wesleyan University
This week, we had the great pleasure of teaching a course on Human-Centered Design in Government to a class of non-designers at Wesleyan University. Keep up the good work, class!
From City Hall to Compton
Field research with small business owners in the city of Los Angeles is officially underway!
Tomorrow + City of LA
We’re thrilled to kick off our partnership with the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Innovation this week to build an open source Business Registration Wizard and Business Portal for LA’s small business community.
1 of 5 groundbreaking government IT programs in the U.S.
The Excellence.gov Awards recognizes the San Francisco Business Portal for excellence in customer experience and digital service as 1 of 5 groundbreaking government IT programs. Each year ACT-IAC recognizes outstanding government programs that enhance mission effectiveness through the effective and efficient application of information technology. Open to government at all levels, the programs recognized as finalists and winners become a source of best practices for the government IT community.