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NASA Science Investigations: Plant Growth

Most Engaging Citizen-Facing Creativity

NASA Science Investigations: Plant Growth NASA Johnson Space Center

Conveying Space Station Research can be very difficult. Previously, the Johnson Space Center had used web pages with overwhelming text descriptions, videos, images and other means to demonstrate their important work. Using Photoshop and Illustrator for imagery along with 3-dimensional computer software, the NASA team created an educational game to take the public through an “experience” to show how to plants grow in space.
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Most Engaging Citizen-Facing Creativity

NASA Science Investigations: Plant Growth NASA Johnson Space Center

IGOAL NASA JSC
Welcome to NASA's International Space Station! As the newest member of the ISS crew, it’s your task to familiarize yourself with the station, and help out with the plant growth experiment. Trying to move in zero-g will be different than what you are used to on Earth! Spend some time flying and flipping around the station without gravity to assist you. Once you’ve become comfortable moving in zero-g, find astronaut Naomi and assist her in cutting-edge research: how micro-gravity effects plant growth in space. What kind of light do they need? How do you water plants without gravity? Why is growing food important in space? Collect mission patches for completing tasks and for making discoveries. Can you grow enough plants to create a salad for the astronauts to eat? Launch time! The app also contains information on plant growth experiments, for use in the classroom and at home.
NASA Science Investigations:  Plant Growth
Welcome to NASA's International Space Station! As the newest member of the ISS crew, it’s your task to familiarize yourself with the station, and help out with the plant growth experiment. 
Trying to move in zero-g will be different than what you are used to on Earth! Spend some time flying and flipping around the station without gravity to assist you.
Once you’ve become comfortable moving in zero-g, find astronaut Naomi and assist her in cutting-edge research: how micro-gravity effects plant growth in space. What kind of light do they need? How do you water plants without gravity? Why is growing food important in space?
Collect mission patches for completing tasks and for making discoveries. Can you grow enough plants to create a salad for the astronauts to eat?  Launch time!
The app also contains information on plant growth experiments, for use in the classroom and at home.

Available on Google Play and iTunes


City Springs Website

Best Responsive Web Design

City Springs Website City of Sandy Springs

The City of Sandy Springs Design Team was asked to create a website for the city’s downtown development project – City Springs ­– to share up-to-date information about the project, including what people should expect and details around how the project fits within the city’s larger City Center Master Plan. The city saw a substantial increase in citizen engagement in the project and support for the development initiative overall.
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Best Responsive Web Design

City Springs Website City of Sandy Springs

Jason Green
City Springs website - Municipal Downtown Development in Sandy Springs
City Springs Website

The City of Sandy Springs Design Team was asked to create a website for the City's down-town development Project, City Springs.

The Subject Matter
City Springs is a municipal lead development designed to create a "City Center" for Sandy Springs. The development will contain City Offices, a Performing Arts Center, a studio theater, meeting space, retail and residential spaces, a city green and underground community parking.

Purpose of the Website
The website replaces an existing site, sandyspringscitycenter.com, that was used for communicating the creation process of a City Center Master Plan and to gain public input. The role of the new website would be to communicate the following:

1. Information about the City Springs development and what people can expect when it is completed.
2. Construction progress.
3. A history of the project and how it fits within the larger City Center Master Plan.
As City Staff have become familiar with WordPress based sites, we once again selected the open-sourced CMS for this project. Our web developer, Jason Green took a base template and heavily customized it to reflect the City Springs brand.

Typefaces
We selected Oswald for titles and headers paired with Roboto for paragraph copy.
Responsive Challenges
In the full width view, we wanted copy on certain pages to flow seamlessly across multiple columns rather than be grouped in responsive blocks. Jason Green utilized the <article> tag to accomplish this. However this caused individual items in bullet-lists to break across columns. Green used the break-inside property to rectify this.
Project Team

Jason Green
Project Manager, Web Developer, Art Director

Sarah Wilson
Graphic Designer

Marla Shavin
Copy Writer

Greenville Heroes

Honoring the Heroes

Greenville Heroes Tribute to Officer Allen Jacobs City of Greenville, SC

Greenville police officers and firefighters share a rare, behind-the-scenes glimpse into what their profession entails. This well-produced video was produced as part of the Greenville Heroes: Serve & Protect Awards Luncheon.
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Honoring the Heroes

Greenville Heroes Tribute to Officer Allen Jacobs City of Greenville, SC

MJ SIMPSON
Greenville police officers and firefighters share a rare, behind-the-scenes glimpse into what their profession entails. This video was produced as part of the "Greenville Heroes: Serve & Protect Awards Luncheon."

Live Well San Diego 31-Day Challenge

Best Integrated Cross-Channel Campaign

Live Well San Diego County of San Diego

The County of San Diego has a vision called Live Well San Diego to improve the health and wellbeing of its 3.3 million residents. The Live Well San Diego 31-Day Challenge brought the vision to life online through an innovative digital experience that improved citizen engagement with the County and its community partners. The County also campaigned internally across their employee base to help them effectively communicate how their work at the County contributes to the Live Well San Diego vision.
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Best Integrated Cross-Channel Campaign

Live Well San Diego County of San Diego

Lana Findlay
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. http://www.livewellsd.org/content/livewell/home/live-well-every-day/31-day-challenge.html #CIPS2016_contest_cross-channel

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