April 2014--Olkin Communications, teamed with Bluemont Communications, recently completed a website strategy for the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, as a precursor to a website design project. The strategy involved a consituent survey, competitive analysis, and thorough analysis of the existing G-I web presence.
Web Strategy for the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI)
March 2014--We recently completed a web strategy for NIRI that included an extensive constituent survey, competitive analysis, and analysis of NIRI's current web properties and systems. The strategy will be used to guide a website redesign. We worked on this effort under the auspices of our partner ISCG, experts in systems selection and implementation for associations.
Dana Foundation Site Launches
January 2014--We are pleased to announce the launch of dana.org, the website of brain research organization, the Dana Foundation. The new site makes it easier for a range of audiences--including neuroscientists, students, educators, and patients--to find useful content. We provided design strategy, information architecture, and usability consulting on the project. The site was developed by American Technology Services.
CESWeb.org Makes a Good Showing at 2014 CES
January 2014--CES, the Las Vegas tradeshow formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show, got the usual fanfare and press coverage this year (keywords: wearables, curved HDTV screens, and Michael Bay). Meanwhile, the show's responsive website, www.cesweb.org, quietly did its job, providing registration, schedules, and a daily feed of video and press coverage to CES attendees using desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
Why do we care? We led the redesign of the CES website, teamed with American Technology Services, who implemented the site in Kentico. Our work included design strategy/concept, information architecture, and usability. Maybe next year, we'll join the madness in Vegas.
ASBO International's Site Launches
December 2013--The Association of School Business Officials International's new website, asbointl.org, is live. We provided design strategy and information architecture on the site redesign.
Grameen Foundation Site Launches
August 2013--The Grameen Foundation has launched its new website. Olkin provided a website assessment, strategy, and information architecture on this project, teamed with design and development firm Firefly Partners. The foundation works around the world to break the cyclce of poverty through innovative health, technology, and finance initiatives.