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NewYorkScapes at NYU

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Founded in 2013, NewYorkScapes comprises a number of activities, among them a NewYorkScapes Writing Group, an Urban Space Reading Group, and faculty workshop dedicated to integrating long-term digital projects into the larger collective research community.

NewYorkScapes uses digital concepts and tools to delve into the history of urban cultures. The initiative requires a powerful CMS that uses digital forms to engage a broad research community and Social Ink worked with NYS staff to make that a reality.

To invigorate the site branding and visual identity, we created a new logo and a user interface tailored for researchers. The design and logo take inspiration from New York City’s rich history and endless diversity, translating that in an internet setting. Harnessing tags and hub templates, the site connects and organizes principal investigators, their projects, and various research areas. Users can quickly delve into one research project or browse the breadth of studies in one research area.

As with all our projects, this site features SEO tools for its administrators and is responsive across myriad phones, tablets, laptops, and monitors.  A custom-made installation of the WordPress CMS, key features of the site include a robust data catalog, advanced search and sorting tools, and events mapping.

Our work with NewYorkScapes is a representation of our various partnerships with New York City’s academic community and its need for modern, user-friendly web platforms. We’re so glad to have helped bring the latest iteration of this dynamic research tool to life!

 

Center for Dialysis Innovation

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CDI Research Hub

The mission of the Center for Dialysis Innovation is to improve the health and well-being of people with advanced kidney disease initiating and receiving dialysis treatment. The vision for the Center for Dialysis Innovation is that future dialysis therapy will be complication free, and completely restorative of kidney health.

Our work with the Center for Dialysis Innovation is a continuation of our partnership with research institutes and universities. Working with key researchers and university administrators, Social Ink built CDI’s new site from the ground up.

The new web platform features filtering for the center’s publications, reports, and clinical trial studies and a multimedia portal for patient’s compelling stories. The site is responsive and mobile across several browsers, screens, tablets, and phones.

We’re thrilled to have completed this project with CDI and look forward to more work on websites for researchers and universities.

The Misdemeanor Justice Project

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CUNY John Jay Misdemeanor Justice Project Featured

The Misdemeanor Justice Project seeks to understand the criminal justice response to low-level offenses, from arrest to disposition. Striving to provide an empirical framework to data-driven policy initiatives at local, state, and national levels aimed at improving society’s response to these offenses, the Misdemeanor Justice Project is fully committed to working with criminal justice practitioners to obtain accurate data, provide objective analyses, and disseminate our findings to key stakeholders in the community, scholars, and policy-makers to spur a national discourse on the effectiveness and fairness of law enforcement and criminal justice responses to low-level offenses.

Social Ink is happy to have led the design and development of the all-new web platform for the Misdemeanor Justice Project, a critical new research initiative at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

During their research, MJP collected millions of lines of data on misdemeanors in the five boroughs of New York City. Social Ink helped MJP  place downloadable data interactives on the site, allowing users to tailor a data snapshot of summonses depending on the counties or years on which they choose to focus. Other key features of the site include advanced filtering, a curated news and media section and downloadable pdfs of research publications. The site’s responsive design ensures users have an easy time viewing the data on most phones, tablets, and larger monitors.

We wish the Misdemeanor Justice Project the very best as they launch the Research Network of jurisdictions beyond New York City. Social Ink is proud to have designed and developed this platform for MJP and continue our work on websites for academics and researchers.

The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) is one of twelve institutes that collectively comprise the Research Consortium of John Jay College of Criminal Justice. PRI’s innovative reentry projects are unified by their devotion to a single mission: Easing reentry and guiding justice-involved people – and the practitioners dedicated to helping them – as they successfully reintegrate into their communities as thriving members of society.

Social Ink is very happy to create a web platform for the Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI), a research institution focused on innovation and improved practice in the field of prisoner reentry.

We worked with the leadership of PRI to build a new home on the web with an information architecture schema that engages users in each of the organization’s initiatives and special projects. Built with a custom WordPress CMS, the site is responsive across an array of phones, tablets, and monitors.

The Prisoner Reentry Institute’s new site represents Social Ink’s work in the space between nonprofits and legal jurisdictions. We’re proud to have worked with them!

Global Institute for Advanced Study at NYU sponsors working research groups on innovative and (typically) interdisciplinary topics that require cooperation on an international scale and a sustained multi-year focus.

Social Ink and the Global Institute for Advanced Study at NYU worked together in 2016 to create a web presence for the university institution. GIAS provides financial and academic support to working groups based in existing departments of NYU, led by an NYU faculty member.

The new GIAS site utilizes an open-source, user-friendly WordPress CMS, providing a customized backend experience for no-code site administration and growth. Key features include an easy-to-update Current Projects template and mobile responsive design that adapts content for myriad screens sizes.

We’re happy to have partnered with GIAS on this project that helps to support scholars and their research endeavors. The design and development of the institute’s new site is a continuation of Social Ink’s work on websites for nonprofits and university organizations!

In 2003, Congress passed the landmark Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), recognizing that sexual abuse is a serious and persistent problem in correctional environments. The Vera Institute of Justice helped the Johnson County Department of Corrections form a partnership with the county’s sexual assault response team (SART) and develop a comprehensive sexual assault response policy for an adult community confinement facility and a local juvenile facility. The SARTs in Corrections website reflects the project’s work and the lessons learned throughout the process and features a guide to help facilities implement the PREA standards.

Social Ink is very pleased to lead the design and development for the Sexual Assault Response Teams in Corrections’ home on the web, a site disseminating the project’s guide for community confinement and juvenile detention facilities.

The interactive site leads administrators of local community confinement and juvenile detention facilities through the steps of connecting with a local SART. Administrators can download and print each part of the guide, including training materials and participant surveys.  Social Ink completed the graphic design of the guide’s print layout and in the CMS we built a custom interface for building new chapters dynamically. The site’s responsive design makes sure users will have an easy time viewing the information on most phones, tablets, and larger monitors.

We’re very glad to have worked with researchers and administrators from the Vera Institute of Justice on this tremendously important project. The PREA SARTs site represents our continuing work on websites for foundations, nonprofits, think-tanks, and government jurisdictions.

Civic Explore

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Interactive Map

Civic Explore is the project of several organizations in New York City that aims to collect data to shine a light on ideas such as the availability of bicycling as alternative energy policy across gender, race and age, the effect of policing on bicycling as alternative energy policy, and the effect of other available transportation—like public transit or taxis—on bicycling policy. 

Social Ink worked with Civic Explore to create a home on the web for its data. Civic Explore’s audience is now able to easily engage and interpret the project’s research across several digital channels.

Key data visualizations on the site include an interactive graph that sorts data by age, time, and gender, and an interactive map that highlights relevant precincts of the collected data. Mobile responsive design adapts the site’s content for screens of various sizes. The platform  is powered by the open-source, user friendly WordPress CMS, providing a customized backend experience for no-code site administration and growth.

We’re happy to partner with Civic Explore and continue our work on websites for researchers!

Columbia University’s Metro NY Registry is an online resource and repository for families with a history of breast or ovarian cancer.The site aims to help build a community around common genetic and social factors and inform and improve research.

Social Ink worked with the project’s lead to rebuild their old, static HTML website into a dynamic, easy-to-update CMS (Content Management System), along with design refinements and new slideshows and content types.

Serving alongside the Breast Cancer Family Registry we recently launched as part of the same project, we are proud to work alongside Columbia University and institutions of higher education building websites for research in the sciences and medicine.

Breast Cancer Family Registry

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Breast Cancer Family Registry Homepage - Social Ink

Columbia University’s Breast Cancer Family Registry exists to realize the full potential of collaborative research involving breast cancer families — to reduce the global impact of the disease.

In order to realize this vision, Columbia and the BCFR  partners approached Social Ink to brand, design and develop an information-based site, with an extendable codebase for future interaction and resource-building. By incorporating a customized CMS backend for easy staff control, a high resolution slideshow, partner buttons, and content templates, the site provides access for participants and researchers, highlighting grants and publications in addition to background information and contact forms.

The BCFR is funded by the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, and the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Kidney Research Institute

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Kidney Research Institute Homepage - Social Ink

Continuing our work building websites for medical research and scientific projects, Social Ink worked with Washington University’s Kidney Research Institute to redesign and  rebuild their old website.

In addition to a new interface and layout including slideshows and staff and investigator profiles, we created a custom app-based interface to search, filter and offer resources around the Institute’s work, publications and research.

A special subproject saw the realization of an online, season-based vitamin D calculator, allowing outside practitioners and the public to benefit from the Institute’s work.

Social Ink has been in NYC since 2007!