The Office of Data and Innovation (ODI) is beginning 2024 with an important new initiative. As part of our mission to build a culture of innovation within state government, ODI is launching its training program known as CalAcademy. The goal is simple: to make sure state workers have access to learn 21st Century innovative skills … Read more
Collaboration for the win! The Office of Data and Innovation (ODI) and Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) are proud to have earned a joint award for Best IT Collaboration. The award was announced at the California Government Innovation Summit in Sacramento on September 19. The recognition is for our innovative, collaborative, and human-centered design … Read more
California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) is a major safety net program. A recent study estimated 40% of eligible families are not enrolled in CalWORKs. The Office of Data and Innovation (ODI) worked with the Department of Social Services to explore enrollment barriers. We learned that: Learn more about the details of helping … Read more
The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) gives Californians the opportunity to comment on proposed toxic substance cleanup projects. They wanted to bring in people who have historically not been part of making decisions. The Office of Data and Innovation (ODI) worked with DTSC to find ways to give these communities a bigger voice in … Read more
The California Victims Compensation Board (CalVCB) offers financial assistance to victims of crime. While violent crime has gone up over time in California, applications for compensation have gone down. The Office of Data and Innovation (ODI) worked with CalVCB to: We learned that: Learn more about the details of getting compensation to more California crime … Read more
One duty of the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is to oversee permitting and cleanups of toxic substances. This includes engaging with the communities near properties where environmental cleanup is necessary. In an effort to increase public comment, the Office of Data and Innovation (ODI) and DTSC worked on expanding engagement with Californians. We … Read more
ODI and the California Department of Technology (CDT) won Best IT Collaboration for our combined efforts on the California Design System. We accepted the award at the Digital Government Summit in Sacramento. The Design System is a set of core principles, style guidelines, and components that makes it easier for state departments to develop user-friendly … Read more
Same initials, new expanded team.
Working in crisis response is tough. We got through it by taking time to care for each other.
We talk about content design a lot. Here’s what it is and why we use it.
True to our core principles, ODI has found a way to fund and foster projects that put Californians first.
ODI uses plain language in its projects to make sure all Californians get the information they need.
Learn about the decisions we made (and why we made them) in putting the Design System together.
Working in the open is important to us. Here’s what that looks like in our work on the California Design System.
We’re excited to congratulate Jeffery Marino and JP Petrucione on their new roles at the Office of Digital Innovation (ODI).
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.
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
Part of ODI’s mandate is to “rethink and improve how the state buys digital services…”
We’re proud to have led the months-long collaboration to build the Cannabis.ca.gov site.
3/9/2021ODI has a new content style guide for covid19.ca.gov and beyond
9/29/2020Redesigned homepage and new tool for determining what’s open or closed.
6/6/2020This is a recap of what we’ve done for the week of May 25 to May 31.
5/27/2020This is a recap of what we’ve done for the week of May 18 to May 24.
5/17/2020This is a recap of what we’ve done for the week of May 11 to May 17.
5/10/2020This is a recap of what we’ve done for the week of May 4 to May 10.
4/29/2020Developing the California state COVID-19 emergency response website
3/11/2020Third product release for Alpha.CA.gov
2/28/2020This is a recap of what we’ve done for the week of February 23 to March 1.
2/21/2020This is a recap of what we’ve done for the week of February 17 to February 23.
2/21/2020How Alpha.CA.gov is making data more accessible and useful
2/15/2020This is a recap of what we’ve done for the week of February 10 to February 17.
2/10/2020Second product release for Alpha.CA.gov.
2/7/2020This is a recap of what we’ve done for the week of February 3 to February 9.
1/31/2020This is a recap of what we’ve done for the week of January 27 to February 2.
1/28/2020Providing multi-lingual access to information is essential.
1/24/2020This is a recap of what we’ve done for the week of January 20 to January 26.
1/21/2020This is a recap of what we’ve done for the week of January 13 to January 19.
1/13/2020Alpha.CA.gov product release 1
1/10/2020This is a recap of what we’ve done for the week of January 6 to January 12.
1/8/2020Product framing helps our team think about and focus on the problem we’re here to solve.
1/6/2020This is a recap of what we’ve done for the week of December 30 to January 22.
12/20/2019This is a recap of what we’ve done for the week of December 16-22.
12/19/2019Design principles help teams and stakeholders to align on design vision and decision-making.
12/17/2019Our operational principles guide how our team works.
12/13/2019This is a recap of what we’ve done for the week of December 9-13.
12/11/2019We’re reimagining CA.gov with and for the people of California.
12/6/2019Our new team has a big job. We’re working to make it easier for Californians to access, understand and use digital information and services.
12/1/2019Over the last decade, governments around the world have started asking themselves, 'How can we use digital to better serve our people?'