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The Misdemeanor Justice Project

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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.

Neighborhood Restore HDFC

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Neighborhood Restore is a nonprofit organization that oversees a variety of affordable housing development programs that focus on transitioning properties from financial and physical abandonment to third party ownership. In addition to developing and overseeing its own housing programs, Neighborhood Restore supports other community development efforts through construction management services, technical assistance, and homeowner support.

Working with the administrators of Neighborhood Restore Housing Development Fund Corporation, Social Ink gave the nonprofit a new home on the web. Powered by the WordPress CMS, the site focuses on an audience of homebuyers, homeowners and developers, accessibility, and user interface (UI) and user experience (UX). Key features of the site include a map showcasing the units the organization has preserved over the years with an option for custom text overlay and application submission for available housing and development projects. The site is responsive across an array of screens, including tablets, phones, and several monitors.

We’re proud to partner with an organization that does such important working in housing in New York City. The creation of Neighborhood Restore’s new website showcases Social Ink’s work on websites for nonprofits.

A decade after his death The Moynihan Documentary Project, the first feature length documentary about his life, captures Daniel Patrick Moynihan, the man, the thinker, and the doer as never before. More than simply a traditional great man biography, the film portrays the spirit of Moynihan’s ideas as they evolved over the course of his remarkable and often tumultuous life in postwar America–both the triumphs and the controversies.

Social Ink created a new website and visual identity for The Daniel Patrick Moynihan Film Project, a documentary chronicling the life of the former United States senator and ambassador to the United Nations.

Work on the project included full-bleed hero images, a multimedia-equipped WordPress CMS embedding video, and slideshows of production stills and exclusive photos. The website is responsive and can be viewed across the screens of several phones, tablets, laptops, and monitors.

We are happy to have worked with the creators of this forthcoming documentary and to continue building websites for creatives!

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!

Civic Explore

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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!

Public Curricula

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Public Curricula is an advocacy group concerned with the intersections of social justice, technology and technology’s audience. From international trade agreements to neighborhood protests, technology is integral to everyone’s life. But how we use it should not be taken for granted. PC approached us about an issue dear to their members’ hearts: openness, privacy concerns and big tech companies.

With Public Curricula team, we devised a comparison tool that allowed the user to compare take-down requests from governments across the world, and how Google responded in the various countries in which it operates. Importing data via Google’s open database files, we created a simple, visually strong tool that utilized predictive typing, infographic comparison and other visual cues to quickly communicate the problem without overwhelming the user.

The GDCI facilitates the exchange of ideas that help a variety of stakeholders shape streets to promote public health and safety, quality of life, multi-modal mobility, economic development, environmental sustainability and equity. GDCI believes that by working together, cities can save time and money, share lessons learned, scale up best practice implementation and more effectively achieve their policy goals and objectives.

Social Ink worked closely with the Global Designing Cities Initiative to quickly deploy their new home on the web. GDCI’s site serves as resource for seeking industry best practices in civic design and as an introduction to the organization’s comprehensive reference publication, the Global Street Design Guide.

Key features of the new web platform include an interactive map with embedded multimedia, and mobile responsive design that adapts this content for screens of various sizes. The site is powered by the open-source, user friendly WordPress CMS, providing a customized backend experience for no-code site administration and growth.

With the design and development of Global Designing Cities Initiative’s new web platform, Social Ink continues work on websites for nonprofits!

HomeSmartNY

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HomeSmartNY Interactive Map

For people who want to be smart about buying and owning a home, HomeSmartNY is New York State’s largest network of professional, unbiased, nonprofit homeownership advisors.

Working with key team members of HomeSmartNY, we built a site from the ground up, focusing on an audience of homebuyers and homeowners, accessibility, and user interface (UI) and user experience (UX). A key feature of HomeSmartNY’s new platform is the interactive map, which allows site users to find resources specific to their needs through the use of an advanced search filter.

HomeSmartNY is doing great work educating homebuyers and homeowners in New York City and New York state; as part of our continued work with web design for nonprofits, Social Ink is happy to set them up with a platform that engages their users.

Better Bike Share Partnership

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The Better Bike Share Partnership is a JPB Foundation-funded collaboration between The City of Philadelphia, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and the PeopleForBikes Foundation to build equitable and replicable bike share systems.

Social Ink worked with the PeopleForBikes Foundation to create a new website that promoted the Better Bike Share Partnership. Sporting a new, accessible design, the site details information on grants the initiative has awarded across the country. The site is responsive across phones, tablets, and several monitors. Its custom WordPress CMS allows Better Bike Share staff to quickly post updates and news within an effective information architecture schema.

Better Bike Share’s new site represents Social Ink’s work in the nexus between foundations, civic agencies, and national associations. We’re happy to collaborate with an organization that puts people on bicycles!

As a coalition of city transportation departments, NACTO is committed to raising the state of the practice for street design and transportation by building a common vision, sharing data, peer-to-peer exchange in workshops and conferences, and regular communication among member cities.

Social Ink worked with the National Association of City Transportation Officials to make a new web platform that represents the multifaceted policy and outreach work of the organization and serves as a resource for government, civic partners, and the general public. Through a custom WordPress CMS, NACTO can easily build information hubs around new pedestrian-friendly design standards and instantly add program-specific news, events, and publications.

Key features of NACTO’s new web platform include in depth guides and publications, annual conferences, programming, and event organizing, tiered sponsorships, and cross-content references and case studies, accessible via an ajax-enabled advanced search mechanism. As always, the site’s features responsive design that adapts the site’s layout for an array of tablets, phones, and monitors.

For NACTO’s “design guides”  for the livable streets movement, we not only imported over 1,000 documents but retrofitted templates from two different sites with multiple slideshows, images and other rich media – all while preserving link structure for existing search engine and linking compatibility.

We’re proud of our partnership with the National Association of City Transportation Officials, furthering our work building websites for nonprofits, civic groups, and local New York-based organizations!

Olatz

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Olatz is a luxury apparel and linens company based in New York, Madeira, and Milan. After decades of creating made to order designs, the Olatz brand became available to the public in 2003.

For Olatz’s new platform, Social Ink created a web interface and e-commerce website. It is run by the open-source, user-friendly WordPress CMS with an integrated shop and sales. The site’s responsive design ensures the layout adapts for tablets, phones, and larger monitors.

Social Ink is thrilled to continue work with small businesses and congratulates Olatz on it’s new e-commerce platform!

Social Ink has been in NYC since 2007!