Brief: Since 2007, Staples Foundation for Learning has invested in Ashoka’s Youth Venture to launch more than 1,000 youth-led social ventures internationally as well as recognize the best young changemakers who provide inspiration to others. In 2010, they came to us to design a mini-site for international voting on the 2010 Staples/Ashoka Youth Social Entrepreneur Excellence Award for the TedX Talks in DC.
Work: We did the UX and design for this 5 language site. Treetop Software did the backend. And Sparked did the translations.
Brief: Hip hip Austin Texas based Greenling, one of PC Magazine’s companies to watch, has been an ongoing client since 2006. From continual user-centered UX iterations to social media campaigns, newsletter and online ad-work, we partner with Greenling’s in-house IT team to provide continuing top-level strategy, UX features and design work.
Work: This latest iteration we designed a new marketing site, refreshed the content organization, a local farmer map application, and are doing a phased-in new user interface for the logged-in shopping experience including their user-centric cart drop down and help access. We also just produced campaign assets for the new Dallas regional launch.
Launch: 2012 A/B testing phase, View Site
Brief: WOLA is a bilingual organization working to shape policies in the US and abroad since 1974. In addition to reorganizing their rich library of legacy documents, we found ways to highlight and disseminate the many forms of content WOLA produces every day: Publications, Research and Analysis, Videos, Podcasts, Tweets, Events, Newsletters and Fundraising Campaigns. After launch, we continued with donation and google grant support.
Work: We were tasked with strategic thinking + design, fundraising and seo strategy. Grandjuction was the backend multi-language Drupal partner.
Launch: 2010 View Site
Brief: NobleHour is the rebranded and all grown-up version of the webapp SweatMonkey. With a budget nearing $9M, the NobleHour project redeveloped from the ground up and spanned brand discovery to a complete new architecture and code base.
Work: We were part of the rebrand team and UX team. We developed the designs for the marketing site, logged in sites, and skins for the customer branded sites. We also developed newsletter, social media and campaign assets.
Launch: 2012, View Site
Brief: Green Label needed a fresh site to reflect their spirit and values, plus a cart UX overhaul.
Work: We developed the new shopping cart UX and then a fun-toned, targeted design with lots of scrollers, slideshows, and other user-centric shopping features. Entrway.net was our backend coding partner.
Launch: 2009 View Site
Brief: For over 330 years, the La Salle Foundation has focued on education and health for the poorest worldwide. Headquartered in Rome (yes, we did a site visit!), they came to us requesting an online strategy and presence for their new U.S. Foundation.
Work: We did strategy, UI, design, communication plan, online fundraising, and content editing. We built their code and a custom CMS with feeds for news and online donation.
Launch: 2010, View Site
Brief: The BME department originally came to us with a netscape 1.0 site with neon dancing skeletons. Currently we are up to 3 new versions of their site and most recently a homepage redesign that needed to go bigger and include strategic content including social media.
Work: Spanning all 3 sites now, includes all design work, coding, custom built CMS, slideshows, faculty/staff databases, events calendar, and strategic recruiting content.
Launch: April 1998, 2002, 2009, fresh homepage 2011 View Site
Brief: As part of a strategic plan initiative, George Mason’s College of Science came to us needing an online strategy and design overhaul.
Work: We worked with their team to create an online plan including outreach and social media. From that strategy we reorganized their content and designed a youth-targeted new site to meet their needs including calendars, faculty databases, slideshows, faculty templates, department templates, mini-site templates.
Launch: 2009 View Site
Brief: Our 10th UMD client, the Psychology Department came to us needing a new site that would highlight their broad range of research and activities.
Work: We did all strategy, UX, design, custom CMS and coding. Features include events calendar, news, people databases, recent findings database and rotating features.
Launch: April 2009 View Site
Brief: The Annie E. Casey Family Program Foundation in partnership with Child Trends Research came to us to create a site and mobile interface that makes the Child Trends national child welfare policy database available to support legislators on the floor.
Work: We collaborated with a team to wrangle a lot of data into a friendly compact interface. We did the design and CitiDC was the project management and back-end partner.
Launched: 2009 View Site