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All about media

Networks and online communities can be extremely helpful when having to share your work, whether you are just a student, or a professional working person, it is a requirement, in this society you need to make your work public so you can get feedback and reviews, but most important, people can identify with you and support your work. Of course, I am talking from a personal perspective, but looking from our NGO’s point of view, they have social networks, but they don’t use them properly, and they don’t get involved with possible donators within the same networks, so in conclusion, they have a very little amount of awareness throughout the social media for all the time they have been using it.

When designing a platform for social media, as a designer, I will first think of simplicity and elegance. Every tool for raising awareness, personally or as a company, should be totally intuitive so every person can use it. If you look at Facebook, for example, it has so many options and ways of doing things, all of the menus and the pop ups distract people from the real matter, and there are persons that are completely clueless about how to do some things inside Facebook, like creating a group instead of a page. Most important thing here is to make the user feel comfortable with the tool/platform.

Most of what I want to learn is slightly related to this topic, but not so much, actually. If I had to do something related to social networks and communities, I would love to learn programming languages to create platforms. I love when I use online tools that actually allows me to do something different than the other tools. Extra features are awesome.

Finally, I would add that if you objective is to raise awareness through social media, consider first looking for non common platforms that allow you to manage and improve your actual social accounts.

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Landing ideas

So far we have thought of a lot of ideas to apply to our NGO’s current situation in order to make it better. Some ideas remained and some were thrown away. Now it’s up to us to test the testable ideas, and see if they actually work or not. Of course, this is optional, but I totally think we should test them to propose to PAGE solutions we are confident that will work, and not just ideas that she will invert time and effort to see they just don’t give the desired results, or they weren’t what she expected.

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And this is why PAGE rules!



And this is why PAGE rules!

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Getting better

At the begging this assignment was blurry and the objective wasn’t clear for any of us, but after our meetings where we came up with some ideas (mentioned in upcoming posts) and then when we presented them to Elizabeth McIntosh, who was doing her internship there and eventually decided to stay, and showed openness for all ideas we had. That was very encouraging, and tells us in a certain way that we are on the right direction. We spent last class (Sept, 17th) mostly defining which of the ideas we had thought of were more reachable, and developing others that occurred to us. The spider-gram we made (those who doesn’t know what a spider-gram is there’s an example below) helped us a lot to understand the importance of each task or need of the foundation and the most urgent things to work on. I personally haven’t used one of these before, but I found out it’s a very good way to figure out new needs as well as their importance in the project.

Spider-gram made by a user of Gliffy

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