Human Rights Watch (HRW) has been sharing important stories for over 30 years and we were excited about enhancing the digital story-telling experience in the latest relaunch of HRW.org. Out-of-the-box, Drupal provided a great platform for us to craft tools that matched HRW’s internal publishing workflows, while allowing their publishers to create long-form content with videos, galleries and other rich content.
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Earlier this week the new, responsive HRW.org went live. The launch follows months of strategy, design and development collaboration between my hard working colleagues at Aten and the passionate, talented team at Human Rights Watch.
One of the primary goals of the new CPR.org website was creating a great, seamless media experience. Part of this was the creation of a persistent audio player that worked on as many modern browsers and devices as possible. Creating this experience, though, was a bit of a process. The audio landscape is pretty scattered when you take a close look at HTML5 audio support and Flash support. So the first thing up was finding a library that let us use both types of audio to reach a wider audience.
For the past several months we have been working with Colorado Public Radio to architect, design and develop the next iteration of CPR.org. A few days ago, the new website went live. Take a look on your computer, your tablet, or your smart phone. Better yet, listen on any device. The website is fully responsive, and features a persistent media player that streams audio while you are browsing.
A few weeks ago, we helped a launch a new website for the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, an important partnership of key economic and climate research organizations. The incredibly fast project was built with OpenAID, a turnkey website platform designed to help NGOs create cost-effective program-focused websites quickly. Read about the project and how OpenAID helped GCEC reach communications and timeline goals.
After months of collaboration, design, and development, we're thrilled to have helped the World Resources Institute launch WRI.org. The new website is fully responsive, beautifully redesigned, and built on a powerful, centralized publishing platform.
Issues impacting the world's resources are critically important to the security and wellbeing of people everywhere, in all parts of the world. The new design for WRI.org drives that home, acutely focused on global human impact.
Last week we helped the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) launch the new Aspirations in Computing website. Ruthe Farmer, NCWIT's Director of Strategic Initiatives and a White House Champion of Change for Tech Inclusion, spearheads the Aspirations initiative.
Last week we launched the Center for Education Innovations, an online platform that provides data, context, and analysis for education programs all over the world.
This December, the Stanford Alumni Association selected Aten Design Group as its design and development partner to help build the digital counterpart for Stanford+Connects, an amazing program of alumni events being rolled out over the next several years. With events scheduled for major cities all over the world, plus a compelling series of releases planned for the web, Stanford+Connects aims to bring the very best of Stanford together all over the world — both physically and online. Last week, we launched Phase 1 of the digital experience.
Last week we helped the nonprofit World Resources Institute (WRI) launch Aqueduct, an online tool for mapping the state of fresh water around the world. Called "A One-Stop Shop for Water Worries" by NYTimes.com blogger Rachel Nuwer, Aqueduct provides in-depth analysis tools for one of the most critical strategic resources of our time: water.