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Interesting RC tweet

May 11, 2010
By Kelly_Nichols
Interesting RC tweet

Apropos of “Design and Technology”, I found this tweet on the NY Red Cross twitter page.
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Addressing Institutional Memory at the Red Cross Through Social Media – Abstract

May 10, 2010
By Kelly_Nichols
Addressing Institutional Memory at the Red Cross Through Social Media – Abstract

All organizations face issues of retaining and managing the collective knowledge and experience that they produce. With 96% of its labor force working on a volunteer basis, these challenges are particularly critical for the American Red Cross in Greater New York. Research into the ways in which documents such as training manuals are authored...
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ARC/GNY wiki dev site

April 15, 2010
By Kelly_Nichols
ARC/GNY wiki dev site

In the spirit of “making is thinking”, I decided to go ahead and set up a development site for an internal RC wiki. While discussions with ARC/GNY tech people might prove the wiki to be an inappropriate format for what I’m suggesting, I thought some hands-on research with the technology would further my understanding...
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ARC/GNY vector logo

April 15, 2010
By Kelly_Nichols
ARC/GNY vector logo

I made a vector version of the ARC/GNY circle logo. The Illustrator CS4 file can be downloaded here. The live text requires Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Super. There is also a version in there with outlined type.
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“Institutional Memory” – Midterm Critique

April 13, 2010
By Kelly_Nichols

Below is footage of my midterm critique. A PDF of my presentation can be downloaded here.
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“Institutional Memory” Project Diagram

April 12, 2010
By Kelly_Nichols
“Institutional Memory” Project Diagram

This diagram illustrates the goals set out in my midterm presentation, as well keywords indicating necessary considerations and next steps.
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Typography & Haiti Event

March 5, 2010
By Kelly_Nichols

Experimental Typography Presentation at MAD
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Potential projects

March 5, 2010
By Kelly_Nichols

Here’s what I’m thinking for project ideas: 1) Re-interfacing Seibel to be more user-friendly and specific to the tasks of responders. In some ways, this project idea feels like low hanging fruit – it seems so obvious. However, depending on the results of some more technical research, this could actually be a great opportunity. Their app...
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Public perceptions of RC

March 3, 2010
By Kelly_Nichols
Public perceptions of RC

I became a friend of the American Red Cross on Facebook a few days before the earthquake in Chile. Naturally, they posted about the earthquake the morning after it happened. While the great majority of the comments were positive, there were some detractors. Below is a (highly) edited selection of those comments. Martine Seraphin...
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RC link collection

March 3, 2010
By Kelly_Nichols

Here are a couple links that have been floating around. Perhaps we could put them in the blogroll? American Red Cross in Greater New York http://www.nyredcross.org/ American Red Cross on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/redcross American Red Cross Blog http://redcrosschat.org/ Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre http://www.climatecentre.org/ DesignMatters at Art Center http://www.designmatters.artcenter.edu/
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