Here, you will find the latest news and information about the U.S. Web Design System. Read our latest release notes and learn about our impact in the government and how we conduct user research to continuously improve our product and process.

Our vision

We envision empowered agency digital teams who share solutions and use effective human-centered design practices.

Our mission

USWDS is a design system for the federal government. We make it easier to build accessible, mobile-friendly government websites.


USWDS was created by a collaborative team at 18F and the U.S. Digital Service in 2015, under the guidance of an advisory board of talented, experienced government workers in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Social Security Administration, Department of Education, Internal Revenue Service, and GSA.

USWDS is a project of GSA’s Technology Transformation Services, maintained by the Office of Solutions. Read about the initial process as well as where we’ve been and where we’re going.