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Website Features for Nonprofits to Consider

You have a unique audience with specific needs that your nonprofit wants to serve. The question becomes how to use technology to help these people. To best serve this audience, you need to understand their unique needs. You also have to think critically about using technology to meet them where they are. This service includes …

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Website Accessibility Features for Nonprofits to Consider

Web accessibility isn’t just for organizations trying to reach the masses. It’s essential for anyone with a website, including nonprofit organizations, to consider those with disabilities in your web design.  To make your website truly accessible, you have to understand the people in the community you want to serve. You also need to understand their …

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Why You Should Redesign Your Website

First impressions are everything. Your website design is more than an outward expression of the positive impact you’re making in the world. It can make or break your audience’s perception of your brand.  There are many reasons why you should redesign your website — and they aren’t just limited to cosmetics. How Often to Redesign …

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Designing with empathy.

Human-centered design (HCD) is at the core of CauseLabs’ empathetic approach to creative problem solving. This methodology defines a framework that seeks to better understand the needs, wants and behaviors of the user, and to best identify a technologically feasible and economically viable solution. By focusing on the end user’s perspective, their environments and routines, …

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HCD Course Resources for Virtual Collaborations

On April 14, the CauseLabs team signed up for the free Human Centered Design (HCD) course hosted as a collaboration between Acumen and IDEO.org. If you’d like to sign up for this course, it may still be open for enrollment, but if not, they host it annually and our team takes it as a refresher …

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Building trust between users and technology

Fostering trust with your users can be a battle, but the rewards you’ll get are worth the fight.

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Week 3: Prototyping

Starting now, we’ll take all of our work during discovery, immersion, and ideation and boil it down into something real. This week is all about the Workshop.

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Week 2: Research + Empathy

Hey gang, welcome back. Hopefully by now you’re really powering with your team and starting to feel the momentum of the process. Last week kicked things off with brainstorming and early research. Now, we’ll focus on confirming the direction, trusting your hunches, experimenting beyond your team, and seeking deeper empathy in your process. So let’s get started!

It's time for your company to grow.

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