Posts Tagged: design

Tips on Improving Government Websites

On Tuesday, the White House held a Q & A about Improving Federal Websites. BUT, there are takeaways and ideas that local governments and state agencies can gain from this discussion (see below the video). According to the White House Blog: “For the first time, the federal government has published the list of all .govRead… Read more »

How to use Collective Intelligence techniques to ensure that your web application can extract value

The Web and the Collective intelligence – How to use Collective Intelligence techniques to ensure that your web application can extract valuable data from its usage and deliver that value right back to the users. The Web and the Collective Intelligence – How to use Collective Intelligence techniques to ensure that your web application canRead… Read more »

Early-bird registration for NAGW Conference ends July 7

Hey Govie EARLY-BIRDS! NAGW’s National Conference early-bird registration saves $100! You’ve got to hurry, though, because it ends next Thursday July 7. All govies are invited to join us in Cincinnati September 14 – 16, 2011. We have a fabulous line-up this year including keynote speakers Jeffrey Zeldman, Kristina Halvorson, Joe Rotella and Molly Holzschlag.Read… Read more »

Determining the Type of Website Best Suited for Non-profits

Most industries (i.e. legal, medical, finance, etc.) prefer their content management solution be customized to meet their specific needs. Non-profit organizations prefer that their solution be customized as well but they face a difficult hurdle: funding. A non-profit organization’s yearly budget lies solely on the generosity of donors and grants that are awarded by statesRead… Read more »

Great resources for government websites best practices

I am working on a project of revamping our Court’s public website and we are making every attempt to ensure we do it right this time. We are soliciting feedback from our audiences and are doing a lot of research on best practices. I recently found a great government site which outlines many of theRead… Read more »

Make Sure Your Logo is Usable on Your Social Networking Profiles

For most organizations these days, having a presence on various social networks is a necessity, but a common issue is the limitations of how an organization can display its logo on these sites. Most social networks constrain the proportions of an avatar/profile picture to small, often square-shaped spaces. This can present a problem if yourRead… Read more »

A Socratic Method Learning Experience

by Peter Berking (ADL) Peter has an M.A. in Education from UC Berkeley and has led Instructional Design efforts for over 15 years. Peter has designed and developed a wide range of training products ranging from technology-driven courseware and human performance design systems to instructor-led courses. He teaches classes in computer graphics at Northern VirginiaRead… Read more »

Digital Divide – Manifestations

I have previously outlined some thoughts an experiences related to Digital Divide issue s in my community and my observations and thoughts on steps the community and to an extent, the government can take to overcome these issues. I am firmly in the camp where I believe Digital Divide issues are getting worse, and somethingRead… Read more »

Digital helps Government reduce costs… really?

I find myself thinking about Government’s desire to reduce costs by ‘going digital.’ It’s as though the very notion of something being online instantly results in reduced effort and cost and provides a useful and usable service to Citizens. In recent years, Government has seen digital as a means of reducing ‘avoidable contact’ – thatRead… Read more »