Community Resource Map
THE NO BOUNDARIES COALITION
The No Boundaries Coalition is a grassroots advocacy group in Central West Baltimore where residents gather monthly to discuss the most pressing issues their community faces. Although Central West Baltimore faces a lack of basic community resources, the Coalition decided to create a community resource map to remind residents of resources that do exist where they live. The process yielded compounded value: the map itself; a rich discussion about the resources that actually exist in Central West Baltimore, as defined by residents who do or don’t use them; and a list of action items to advocate for change.
The Giving Wall
MOUNT NITTANY HEALTH
Traditional donor recognition installations can be both unsightly and costly to maintain, so our team proposed something more interesting and sustainable: a 55” interactive touchscreen mounted in Mount Nittany Medical Center’s entryway. The installation is located in the building’s main thoroughfare—all patients and care providers pass through this hallway. Many of these passersby are wheelchair-bound, so wheelchair accessibility was a key consideration. We used large pieces of cardboard and photos taken in the space to create mockups and test optimal size, placement, and orientation of the screen.
OpiaTalk is an ecommerce widget that allows online retailers to serve its customers disappearing promotion codes—as the OpiaTalk team says, “think Snapchat for ecommerce.” OpiaTalk was working to close a $1.25M round of seed funding and needed a new website design that conveyed the company’s increased maturity to potential investors and clients. OpiaTalk has built its brand around unconventionality, so the new design style was chosen to reflect the quirky-yet-savvy personality of the company itself.