Archive for March, 2010

Women are Forces for Nature

March 29, 2010
By Maya_Sariahmed

Maya Sariahmed, BFA Communication Design. Title: Women are Forces for Nature : Communicating Gender Mainstreaming with the Red Cross Climate Centre Abstract: The Red Cross Climate Centre runs Early Warning // Early Action programs around the world to focus on the rich local knowledge that communities offer when developing strategic adaptation methods to climate change. Sadly, in many...
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Game Examples

March 28, 2010
By George_Bixby

I’ve been looking into games that deal with humanitarian issues and education, and I came across this list of digital games (see link below). I thought it might be of interest to those of us possibly developing games. The games highlighted here are diverse, from strictly strategy-based (the UN’s Stop Disasters), to ones that...
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Creating Awareness and a New Way of Funding through T-shirt Design

March 27, 2010
By Tanya_Kumar

Currently, the Red Cross has been selling their merchandise online and at various stores but nothing in the stores have been targeting a younger or broader audience or those who do not know much about the Red Cross. There is no form of merchandise that appeals to the younger generation or those who are...
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Ride-Along-Shift

March 13, 2010
By Haeun_Kim
Ride-Along-Shift

Ride-Along-Shift I got Ride-Along-Shift with Raw who is a RC staff. He introduced RC building, and I looked around a garage, warehouses, and facilities as well as our class had done. Then I’ve given a pack with an equipment belt, a radiophone, and a jacket. And I waited for almost 6 hours wearing suit. Around...
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Addressing international design issues?

March 11, 2010
By pablo

It’s fantastic to see how vibrant and insightful this blog is – thanks! As one of the instigators of the macro-level RedCross+Parsons collaboration, I just want to remind those about to define their project that the international dimension of our Red Cross work, while more distant from 5th avenue, can also offer enriching opportunities for...
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IHL / EHL Collaboration Group

March 6, 2010
By Kristopher

To all that were interested in working with or on the IHL / EHL, please just list a comment and what exactly you’d like to work on. For me, it’s probably going to be bringing up their websites to standards and create some more user-friendly approaches. I also think it might be an interesting problem...
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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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Caroline’s ride along

March 5, 2010
By caroline

I have got to say, 6 hours is a long time to be sitting there! I arrived at the Red Cross thinking I would be helping, doing something. The best feeling of all is doing something useful, isn’t it? Anyway, after meeting a few members, Jean, Stephen, Jessica, Richard… I was introduced to Harry, a...
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Recognizing some of the Design Problems to be tackled

March 5, 2010
By George_Bixby

At the moment, my interest seems to be gravitating toward the following areas: Re. Nigel’s post about Phebean Cole and the initiative to spread the IHL curriculum, I think this problem could potentially be very interesting. However, rather than just focusing on the marketing campaign for the curriculum (all of the challenges listed deal with...
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