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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

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.

Riverkeeper

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Riverkeeper is a member-supported watchdog organization dedicated to defending the Hudson River and its tributaries and protecting the drinking water supply of nine million New York City and Hudson Valley residents. For nearly 50 years Riverkeeper has been New York’s clean water advocate. They have helped to establish globally recognized standards for waterway and watershed protection and serve as the model and mentor for the growing Waterkeeper movement that includes over 270 Keeper programs across the country and around the globe.

In early winter 2016 Social Ink partnered with Riverkeeper to redesign its home on the web. The clear, clean design and immersive experience of the new site allows the organization to share its water quality reports, organization actions, and blog content with its users.

The customized CMS of the site allows multiple organization members to choose from multiple site themes for different seasons and quickly update the site to keep users in the loop. For the first time, the site is responsive across an array of mobile devices and screen sizes.

With Riverkeeper’s new website, Social Ink is proud to continue our work on websites for nonprofits and advocacy organizations!

Reading Rescue

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Reading Rescue Tutor

Reading Rescue brings expertise in intervention into schools; not only do the students who are tutored excel, but as a result of improved pedagogical skills, a significant collateral benefit is increased achievement among all the students taught by a school’s Reading Rescue-trained tutors.

Social Ink worked with the Literacy Trust to create a new online home for its literacy intervention program, Reading Rescue. Our team created a robust CMS in WordPress for a website that serves Reading Rescue’s tutors and other stakeholders. The site is a teaching resource for tutors and an online calling card for other users.

It’s been a pleasure to work alongside Reading Rescue during the creation of their new platform. We are happy to expand upon our work on websites for nonprofits!

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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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!

The Equity Project

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The Equity Project is an initiative to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth in juvenile delinquency courts are treated with dignity, respect, and fairness.

Social Ink is excited to create a web platform for The Equity Project, a nonprofit organization that examines how issues of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression affect youth as they move through the juvenile delinquency system. The organization provides information on state and local juvenile justice agency LGBT and nondiscrimination policies as well as training materials and technical assistance for jurisdictions.

We worked with The Equity Project’s leaders and organizational partners to overhaul the site with a new design and information architecture schema. The site is responsive across phones, tablets, and monitors.

The Equity Project’s new site represents Social Ink’s work in the space between nonprofits, government agencies, and legal jurisdictions.

RippleWorks

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RippleWorks is a Silicon Valley start up that works to accelerate the impact of promising social entrepreneurs by pairing them with technology and business experts who have built similar businesses.

Social Ink worked alongside longtime collaborators at brandadvisors to implement a bold, immersive design. Conceived as a one-stop showcase for the organizations mission, brand and outreach, the site is comprised of dynamic, media rich panels, which can be flexibly arranged, with a multitude of template options within each panel. Streamlined press and outreach forms, round out the site functionality.

The site is powered by the open-source, user friendly WordPress CMS, providing a customized backend experience for no-code site administration and growth. RippleWorks is fully adapted to all kinds of screens: its responsive design reshapes the layout for phones, tablets, and larger monitors.

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