Web Design

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Why Your Nonprofit Website Needs Strategy

You can’t build a house without a solid foundation and expect it to last. The same is true for a website, which is why your website needs strategy.  A digital strategy establishes the overall direction your website will follow. It acts as a North Star, providing a digital purpose and aligning it to your nonprofit …

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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. Check your websites accessibility score with an accessibility audit. Not ready for an audit, but want to take a step towards accessibility? To make your website …

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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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Migrating, Updating & Securing a Local Museum’s Website

One evening in late May I got a phone call from our friends at the museum. It’s always alarming to load your website and realize you’ve been hacked. Regardless of the size or nature of the breach, you feel vulnerable.

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The Power of Clickable Prototypes

A clickable prototype links multiple screens together via hotspots that are interacted with via click or tap. The result is a testable, easy-to-update solution to a design problem that users can experience.

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5 Considerations for Designing a Learning Management System

If you’re the leader of an organization that offers a curriculum-based program to build young minds, you may be looking to take your impact further by leveraging some type of learning management system. As you may have already discovered, it’s no easy feat.

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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!

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