NotOnOurWatch Website

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  • Project: NotOnOurWatch Website
  • Date: July 2008 - October 2008
  • Client: Not On Our Watch
  • Partner: STILETTO NYC
  • Tasks: Interface-Design, Interface-Konzept, Realization, CMS

Not On Our Watch , the international advocacy and aid organization founded by actors George Clooney, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, producer Jerry Weintraub, and human rights lawyer David Pressman, tries to focus global attention and resources towards putting an end to mass atrocities around the world. The current projects are Darfur, Burma and Zimbabwe, where, due to civil wars and brutal dictatorships, many people, especially children, suffer from catastrophic living conditions and violence.
The website was created in cooperation with the New Yorker design studio STILETTO NYC who did a coherent and newspaper-like corporate design.

They asked us to create a custom web system and interface-design that generates the web site and helps to facilitate keeping the website up to date with the local situations. Particularly the management of huge amounts of image and video data is facilitated by the system, in order to make posting news quick. By freely choosing and combining pictures from an internal file pool, setting and editing captions and using drag&drop to set the appearing order, the editors can easily create slideshows about current events and thus change the site’s content anytime. The interface design is an interplay between the ‘rough’ aesthetic and a coherent user experience.

Finally provided a professional tool for secure donation via credit card, and after a donation comes in, the relevant information contained therein is transferred into the system and thus enables the site’s editors to create their own thank you mails that come along with the donation receipt.

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