John has presented to the President’s Management Council (PMC) at the White House on design and public policy, to help build institutional-level support for design work in the federal government. John is also the creator and organizer of the Design in Governmentgroup, known as DIG. After completing his bachelor’s degree in design, he continued his training abroad at Ecole des Beaux-Arts, in France. He also completed the Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders AIGA Program at the Yale School of Management.
Adam Morgan is a Senior Creative Director at Adobe. He ensures that the writing and creative execution is world class across the enterprise, from long-form thought leadership to Adobe.com and demand gen. He’s a marketing and advertising veteran of 23 years, with a creative pedigree from several international ad agencies. He was named one of the Forty Under 40 business leaders by Utah Business Magazine, and Advertising Professional of the Year for Utah in 2014 by the American Advertising Federation. To read one of his articles on data-driven creativity or more about his new book, Return On Ideas — proof that creative ideas are better for the bottom line, visit his blog at ReturnOnIdea.com.
Martha is the Founder of Dorris Consulting International (DCI), which works with private companies and governments to improve the lives of Americans through transformed government services. Martha leverages her almost 34 years of federal experience after retiring from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to drive efficiencies and mission enablement through improving the customer experience (internally and externally) and the citizen experience. She worked primarily in the areas of information technology acquisition, digital service delivery and citizen or customer experience. Martha currently works with a wide range of companies in the citizen and customer experience domain to understand the government and partner to improve government services.
Ms. Dorris has been recognized for her hard work, dedication and leadership in numerous ways. She was a Fed 100 award winner in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2011. She has been active with the International Council for Information Technology in Government Administration (ICA) for over 15 years and was named a Distinguished Service Award winner in 2005. Martha was also recognized by AFFIRM with the 2008 Service to the Citizen Award and named the Civilian Agency IT Executive of the Year by Government Computer News for 2009. She was a Sammie finalist for the citizen services category in 2012, was recognized with an Administrator’s Award for Meritorious Service in 2014 and most recently was awarded the Franke Award by the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council.
Teri Takai is the Executive Director of the Center for Digital Government, a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. She worked for Ford Motor Company for 30 years in global application development and information technology strategic planning. From Ford, she moved to EDS in support of General Motors. A long-time interest in public service led her to the government sector, first as CIO of the State of Michigan, then as CIO of the State of California, and subsequently the CIO of the U.S. Department of Defense, the first woman appointed to this role. She then served as the CIO for Meridian Health Plan. She is a member of the FirstNet Board and several industry advisory boards. Teri has won numerous awards including Governing Magazine’s Public Official of the Year, CIO Magazine’s CIO Hall of Fame, Government Technology Magazine’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers, the Women in Defense Excellence in Leadership Award, and the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service.
In the Virtual Gallery you can see projects from the past two years and filter the winners.
As we open the next competition round it´s getting even more exciting. Once a project is submitted you will see it instantly in this virtual gallery as a new submission and you will be able to filter by the competition categories.
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Live Well San Diego is the County of San Diego’s vision for a region that is Building Better Health, Living Safely and Thriving. The Live Well San Diego Support Team won the Adobe 2016 Creativity in the Public Sector Award in part because of the collaborative spirit of its partners and the innovative use of design and technology to make a lasting impact in their community.
The Live Well San Diego 31-Day Challenge is a daily digital notification via a smartphone or computer to help participants try new things and accomplish simple tasks each day for a month. Each challenge was sent using an email marketing tool or Google calendar notification and connected participants to Partner resources to help them incorporate positive behavior changes into their lives and create positive habits. A bonus challenge also connected participants to another Live Well San Diego signature event called Love Your Heart and helped participants learn more about heart health and grow towards a healthy, safe and more thriving life. Social media channels offered additional resources in conjunction with the day’s challenge. Each numbered challenge on the attached checklist is linked to the email marketing newsletter that offers additional resources to support the participant in completing the challenge.
Here’s how the vision came about. This is an interview with Lana Findlay, Health Information Specialist, from the Live Well San Diego Support Team in the Office of Strategy and Innovation at the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency.
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For the third year, Adobe will be hosting the Adobe Government Creativity Awards.
As government marketers caught in the day-to-day shuffle, we often forget how vital our work is in keeping our country connected.
That’s why Adobe recognizes and awards the top creative teams in this industry. We want to highlight the best work from the people making government more efficient—working hard to connect local, state and federal agencies with citizens using technology, while delivering a seamless UX.
It’s easy to apply! After you gather your project details, it takes three steps and less than 5 minutes to submit your application.
Log in, fill out your profile, and submit your Behance URL.
Note: If you haven’t set up a Behance project specifically for this submission, click here for our guidelines and tips from the judges.
When you have your Behance project completed, follow the steps below to submit your entry:
STEP 1: LOG IN WITH YOUR ADOBE OR ENTERPRISE ID (1 minute)
Go to the Adobe Creativity Awards website and click “Submit Project.”
If you don’t have a login ID, you can either sign in with Google or Facebook, or create a new Adobe ID.
STEP 2: FILL IN YOUR PROFILE (2 minutes)
After logging in, click on “Edit Your Profile.”
Fill in your information and click “Save.” You’ll then get an invite to our exclusive pilot Slack community, where you can meet fellow creative marketers in government tech. You can also ask questions to the moderator.
STEP 3: SUBMIT A PROJECT (2 minutes)
Next, you’ll be redirected to the final step, where you can submit a project. Click the yellow button to load the project details page.
The information you fill out on this page will help categorize and technically package your entry. individual or a team
Then, go to Behance and navigate to your specific Behance project. Copy and paste the project URL in your browser window, and submit it on the form.
After you paste the URL, click the orange button. It should say “We found your Behance project.” If it doesn’t, double-check the URL is valid.
When you see a preview image underneath the URL field, you are nearly finished.
Scroll down to input the name of the agency you served under “Client Credits.”
Check your work one more time, and click Submit.
You have now applied to the 2018 Adobe Government Creativity Awards!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What can I expect after submitting an entry?
A: After your submission, you’ll receive an email confirming your entry. At this point, bookmark the site!
Q: After submitting an entry, can I still edit my submission?
A: Yes! You can edit as many times as you want before the final deadline of May 31, 2018. The judges won’t see the submission until after the submission deadline.
Q: How many projects can I submit?
A: Up to 3 projects per category (for a total of 27 individual projects).
Q: What if I need to get internal approvals? Can I start now, and finish my submission later?
A: Yes! You can get the submission as far as you can, click Save, and continue or edit your submission at any time.
Q: How do I find out if I won?
A: A representative from Adobe will contact you via phone or email. Winners will be announced no later than July 20, 2018.
Q: I’m having technical problems submitting an entry. Whom do I contact?
A: You can submit questions or comments by emailing [email protected]
AGCA is a platform to showcase creative work in government. If you run a group for your department, agency or in your area, we would like to officially recognize your group and give you the inside scoop.
Send us the name of your group, short description, location, and logo if you have one. We will post it on our website and start sending you updates on the contest and other ways to get involved in the great global government creative and web design community.
To learn more about being an official AGCA Community partner email [email protected]
Since the introduction of the iPhone a decade ago, smartphone and tablet usage has exploded, with 378 million mobile devices in use in 2015. In fact, 49 percent of U.S. households were mobile device-only and used 10 trillion megabytes of data in 2015. This means that our primary way of accessing websites happens on smartphone and tablet devices. Even Google reported that “more Google searches take place on mobile devices than on computers in 10 countries including the U.S. and Japan.” It’s also a sign of the times that Google recently announced their plan to create a mobile-first search results index to cater to the market shift toward Google searches on mobile devices.
Mobile usage has changed people’s expectations of how they want to engage with and consume website content. This has spawned the mindset of “mobile first,” where developers exclusively create sites and apps for mobile users first. The shift to “mobile first” makes sense given that the smartphone is now the growth driver, while desktop device usage is rapidly decreasing among U.S. users.
Showcasing how creative professionals from within the public sector, as well as through creative agencies, are designing new ways to better engage citizens, the community, and each other.
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