Let’s move beyond the era of single devices, impenetrable tables, and static content with a limited shelf life. As the web becomes a platform for interaction, we can work with you to liberate your data from proprietary spreadsheets to interactive, immersive visualizations.
Confused, frustrated, or looking for some new ideas for your data? We’ll guide you through some of the ways you can rely on us to think big and convey multi-facted information to your visitors.
Let’s sift, sort, and filter, map, compare and visualize!
The MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge, which focuses on the reduction of over-incarceration in the United States, needed a way to cleanly convey to the end-user both the breadth and depth of the problem and collate news, resources and contact information for those interested.
Social Ink’s solution was a map, based on an open-source mapping library which automatically plots points from the content database. Our solution allows staff at the Vera Institute of Justice use the CMS to enter new data-points, update existing ones and connect and tie-in other content (such as press releases) without a single keystroke of code.
Public Curricula, an online magazine focused on demonstrating the links between technology and social culture, approached us about an issue close to their members’ hearts: openness, privacy concerns and big tech companies.
With Public Curricula team, we devised a comparison tool that allows users to compare take-down requests from governments across the world, revealing how Google responded in the various countries in which it operates. Importing data via Google’s open database files, we created a simple, visually compelling tool that utilizes predictive typing, infographic comparison and other visual cues to quickly communicate the problem without overwhelming the user.
CivicExplore is a public policy group formed around the creation of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s VisionZero initiative, aiming to investigate the intersection of civic use of public transportation and demographics such as gender, age and race. Using public datasets from the City of New York as well as other projects, CivicExplore communicates comparisons such as:
Using the datasets provided to us by CE, Social Ink was able to quickly use tab systems, open charting libraries to visually communicate the disparity CE was aiming to highlight.
For clients like the IUCN’s Global Gender Office and the National Association of City Transportation Officials, Social Ink’s task was to organize mountains of data related to their very important missions, while keeping the interface clean. Another goal was to ensure that both casual visitors to the site – engaged by a shared link or online search – and academic or government-allied researchers could easily find what they were seeking.
Our tailored solutions involved filtering libraries with predictive searches, collaborative information architecture analysis, sophisticated sorting and finding mechanisms to drill down into content by type, sorting resources, references, case studies and other content into various typologies and classifications.