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Blogging: A Vital Piece of the Engagement Puzzle

by Nina Vuong
01/19/2017

In our recent What’s Next in Digital Communications for Local Government survey, 100% of respondents said engagement would have a significant impact on local government operations by 2020, yet only 5% considered themselves to be “outstanding” at engaging their residents.  If you find yourself among those looking to improve their ability to engage the public, you may want to consider blogging.

How UX Transformed One Louisiana Parish's Website

by Tom Humbarger
01/12/2017

A User-Experience (UX) driven approach to website development requires shifting discussions about the website’s key content and layout away from the perspective of internal staff and focusing on the perspective of resident-customers. What makes sense to them? What information do they seek? Usability.gov summed it up well when they said:

“User experience (UX) focuses on having a deep understanding of users, what they need, what they value, their abilities, and also their limitations.”

Busting Website Myths: Installment #4 - Icons Enhance Usability

by Uriz Goldman
01/10/2017

Website trends come and go, but some old-school best practices endure well past their expiration and age just as well as cheap wine or day-old bread.

Our Busting Websites series helps agencies find a better path to website usability and relegate outmoded myths to the rubbish of heap of history. Our certified User Experience (UX) expert, Uriz Goldman, takes on a new UX myth this week – icons enhance usability.

Vision Named to 2017 GovTech 100 List

by Tom Humbarger
01/05/2017

We are delighted to announce that Vision has been selected as a GovTech 100 Company for the second year in a row. In their annual list, GovTech recognizes the top 100 companies that are focused on making a difference in the state and local government market.

Measuring Online Citizen Engagement

by Nina Vuong
01/04/2017

If you work in local government, odds are you have been directed to “improve engagement” at some point by a well-meaning elected official or administrator. It’s not surprising: in our recent What’s Next in Digital Communications survey, 100% of respondents said engagement would have a significant impact on local government operations by 2020, yet only 5% considered to be “outstanding” at engaging their residents.

5 Trends That Will Drive Digital Government Services in 2017

by Tom Humbarger
01/04/2017

When you’ve worked with local government IT and communications leaders every day for more than 20 years, it doesn’t take a crystal ball to predict the major trends that will impact local government in 2017.

Top 10 Vision Blog Posts in 2016

by Tom Humbarger
12/29/2016

As 2016 wraps up, we want to take a moment to share the top 10 most viewed blog posts from our Vision Blog. Overall, we shared 44 blog posts in 2016 covering topics including: Best Practices, Usability, User Experience, Content Strategy, Analytics and Accessibility. 

Enjoy the walk down memory lane, and stay tuned for more great content and thought leadership content from Vision in 2017! And best wishes for the New Year.

Happy Holidays and Thank You from Vision

by David Nachman
12/20/2016
As the Holidays approach and 2016 comes to a close, I'd like to take a moment to say thank you and Happy Holidays to our customers, friends and partners.

Busting Website Myths: Installment #3 - Multiple Navigation Paths are Confusing

by Uriz Goldman
12/15/2016

Website trends come and go, but some old-school best practices endure well past their expiration dates, and age just about as well as your middle school mullet.

24 "Evergreen" Topic Ideas for Local Government Community Engagement

by Tom Humbarger
12/07/2016

“Improving engagement” is a goal we’ve often heard from local government staff, yet many struggle to know how to go about making it happen. This issue was top of mind as we met with staff from coast to coast over the last year in preparation for the launch of our community engagement tool, visionPulse.

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