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Observing gender justice worldwide

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Women’s Link Worldwide is an international nonprofit organization that uses the power of the law to promote social change to advance the human rights of women and girls—especially those facing multiple inequalities. 

Founder Viviana Waisman turned to rayogram to design a bi-lingual (English/Spanish) Web site to communicate the impact of their legal advocacy work around the globe.

We also built a Gender Justice Observatory - an interactive case law database designed for users browse and sort hundreds of cases by date, topic, legal provision, country, court, tribunal or committee.

Our collaboration also included consecutive years of their ‘Gender Justice Uncovered’ campaign challenging  advocates to nominate the Best and Worst recent decisions on gender equality. 

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Envisioning the future by studying the past

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rayogram's ground-up redesign of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History’s interactive strategy includes two distinct, interrelated websites, an educational portal, as well as an online store.

As the leading American history nonprofit organization dedicated to K–12 education, their public facing websites encompass a searchable database of 63,000 archival materials, online exhibitions, videos, lesson plans, and the online journal History Now. All were created with a keen understanding of historical design techniques, allowing Gilder Lehrman to envision their future while remaining focused on the past.

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Sparking collaboration between government and small businesses

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The New York City Department of Information Technology & Telecom (DoITT) works to establish a new open government paradigm and make customer-to-government interactions more transparent and accessible employing cutting-edge tools, partnerships, and innovations.

Challenged by the difficulty of engaging individuals and small businesses to work with the City on technology projects, DoITT created an initiative called “Speedy Procurement and Rapid Contracts” (NYC SPARK),

rayogram deigned the user-interface of NYC SPARK - connecting tech pros with cutting-edge tech projects. Built on the open source content management solution Drupal, NYC SPARK was designed to empower DoITT to (a) accelerate innovative small applications development projects Citywide (b) expand the pool of qualified application developers available to work on City projects (c) make it easier for individuals and small IT businesses to work with the City. NYC Spark aspires to enable job seekers to “Turn your passion into action, and help build NYC’s future.”

Matching communities with leaders

Matching communities with leaders

We found it a delight to collaborate with the priests of the Episcopalian Church to design a database for jobs within their nationwide organization. Their unique mission statement set the tone of our collaboration: “With our gifts, skills, and calls to ministry identified and shared we are poised to enter into ministry transitions with both confidence and vulnerability.”

For The Episcopal Church—which is comprised of 109 individual dioceses in 17 nations—something as simple as posting job openings and internal hiring was a colossal task given that their platform was decades old. We created a Web application that simplified and streamlined this process. Individual users maintain their professional profile on the platform so that higher-ups can mine their resumes and profiles to match them to the right positions. And individual worshipping communities (churches, schools etc.) post their opportunities for individuals to search.

We designed this platform from the database architecture to the user interface. Together these carefully engineered elements allow one to create a ‘portfolio’ of information such family demographics, salary requirements, unique skills, links to social media samples of one’s work - even one’s aspirations. These individual profiles can be mined and matched to job opportunities using a robust SOLR search engine.  Users can carefully mine the data within the platform, save, and reuse their carefully crafted searches. They can also generate a PDF of any portfolio that interests them in their search for the perfect job or job applicant.

skills deployed: discovery, information architecture, copywriting, UX design, UI design, stakeholder forcus groups, database architecture, Drupal,  HTML, CSS, SOLR, user training, ongoing support

Serving 19 million New Yorkers

Serving 19 million New Yorkers

We New Yorkers count on 62 district senators to meet our needs state-wide. And today we expect to communicate with them via phone, e-mail, even social media networks to discuss everything from important statewide policy changes from mandatory preK to potholes. 

The New York State Senate’s “Open Senate” initiative is a series of award-winning technology solutions that seek to maximize the transparency and accessibility of legislative information for all New Yorkers, and provide new ways for citizens to participate in the legislative process.

The problem
The New York State Senate’s 62 senate offices were relying on a 20 year-old Mainframe-computer based Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) system to manage 15 million constituents.

The solution
rayogram
created a modern, web-based constituent relationship management (CRM) system on the open-source Drupal and CiviCRM software platforms to replace the New York State Senate's 20 year-old mainframe- computer based Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) system.

This CRM empowers senate staff to track registered voter’s complaints and comments delivered via phone, e-mail, Web forms and more. At the same time this information is consolidated into distinct constituent’s records, it is disseminated among the entire senate office’s staff for easier case management and quicker resolution of voter issues.

The reuse
The source code for this solution, branded Bluebird, has been made public and was reused and adapted by The Office of The Public Advocate of New York City. 

skills deployeddiscovery, stakeholder interviews, information architecture, copywriting, branding & logo design, UX design, UI design, database architecture, Drupal, HTML, CSS, SOLR, administrator training, ongoing support.

Finding our inner child to bring arts education to life

Finding our inner child to bring arts education to life

We are a creative agency with deep roots in the arts. Writers, musicians, designers, singers, illustrators, photographers. Working with Young Audiences (whose mission is to bring arts education to underserved public schools nationwide) forced us all to ask, “where would we (or our clients) be without the arts education we received as kids?”


Our creative strategy helps Young Audiences, Arts for Learning communicate that the academic, social and emotional needs of the whole child are at the center of their work - helping children become lifelong, active learners.  

We designed an interactive engagement strategy to include a vibrant blog, social media marketing, a compelling newsletter and website. But we didn’t stop there. We created an Intranet for all 30 of their national affiliates to encourage collaboration and funnel content into the site (including a database of compelling case studies).

skills deployed: discovery, information architecture, copywriting, UX design, UI design, database architecture, Drupal, CiviCRM, HTML, CSS, SOLR, social media integration, administrator training, ongoing support.