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Forum One Wins 7 Davey Awards!

We are excited to share that Forum One has been selected for 7 Davey Awards for our excellence in web design!

The Davey Awards competition honors the achievements of the “Creative Davids” internationally who derive their strength from big ideas, not big budgets. The Davey Awards are sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, a top-tier body of select professionals from the “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms. The 17th Annual Davey Awards received nearly 3,000 entries from ad agencies, digital agencies, production firms, in-house creative professionals, graphic designers, design firms, and public relations firms. 

The Davey Awards honor the finest creative work from the best small shops, firms, and companies worldwide, and we are honored to be recognized amongst them for our work in branding, video, mobile, and web design. Here are this year’s winners. 

AARP Livability Index

GOLD – Community Website

In 2022, Forum One launched a new, redesigned Livability Index website and data explorer. The Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. and presents detailed data from more than 50 sources on 61 key factors that most affect their residents’ lives, including housing, neighborhood amenities and conveniences, transportation, environment, health, opportunities for civic engagement, and inclusiveness. This is a ground-breaking web-based tool built using JavaScript technologies that presents the clearest picture yet of how well a community meets the current and future needs of people of all ages, incomes, ethnicities, and abilities. 

The new website also applies insights from usability testing to improve the experience of exploring community data to help individuals and families decide where to live, and exploring  data to help community leaders and policymakers serve more of their residents.

Pacific Science Center

GOLD – Science Website

The Pacific Science Center (PacSci) is an independent, non-profit museum in Seattle with a mission to ignite curiosity and fuel passion for discovery, experimentation, and science for people of all ages and backgrounds. Forum One worked with PacSci to redesign and develop their website in WordPress to highlight the museum’s post-pandemic reopening and connect audiences with their expanded slate of digital events and exhibits. The site offers an intuitive and high-performing experience across devices, with a smooth ticketing process and user-centered design. PacSci’s new website launched in tandem with the museum’s physical reopening, successfully serving a high number of visitors on reopening weekend. 

Washington State Wine Commission

GOLD – Government Website

The Wine Commission’s work operates across sectors, combining environmental science and sustainability, tourism, business, and public service, and its digital presence must serve multiple audiences. We crafted clear user journeys to connect site visitors with what they need, including information on visiting Washington wineries, connecting with events and programs, and finding the latest research news and grant opportunities. For all audiences, we designed the site to feature bold visuals and multimedia features that highlight the personal stories, traditions, innovations, and science behind what makes Washington wine unique in the world. 

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

Gold – Government Website

The Harry S. Truman Foundation supports the graduate education of outstanding young men and women committed to public service leadership. The Foundation was created in 1975, and since then it has supported nearly 3,000 Truman Scholars who are making a difference across the globe. We helped the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation streamline and modernize its online scholarship application and review process. Our solution, developed in Drupal 9 and optimized for use across devices, gives all users (candidates, scholars, faculty representatives, and staff) individual dashboards that are customized to their specific user roles and tasks. We also built a database of previous and current scholarship grant recipients, and a private directory for Scholars to connect with their peers. 

NMAAHC: A Seat at the Table Event

SILVER – Virtual & Remote Experiences-Arts & Culture for Virtual & Remote

The 2022 Seat the Table program examined “The Triumphs and Challenges of Black Education.” The sold-out event brought audiences from across the country to a uniquely-branded virtual experience to share a meal and create connections over dialogue—yes, we actually sent meals to all attendees via local caterers the day of the event!

A Seat at the Table is a signature NMAAHC program that critically examines social justice issues that impact the African American community. Participants observe a conversation on a select topic amongst an expert panel. After the conversation, diners engage in an interactive activity to consider challenging questions about race, identity, and economic justice over a meal. Through this program, participants can make new connections, exchange resources, and return to bond over the next meal. Most importantly, participants state how they will apply insights gained from having a seat at the table to their own lives.

The event platform presented an exciting and unique branded experience. Attendees were assigned to a table, as visualized by the group of tables in the image above, where they experienced the event for the evening. The platform allowed tables to converse throughout the program without being heard by other tables or by people on the stage. Attendees commented how this was nearly like being in person at an event and made their experience more personal and collaborative.

National Council for Mental Wellbeing

SILVER – Association Website

The National Council on Mental Wellbeing drives policy and social change on behalf of over 3,100 mental health and substance use treatment organizations and the more than 10 million children, adults and families they serve. It advocates for policies to ensure equitable access to high-quality services. ​​Forum One redesigned the National Council’s website to create a digital experience that conveys the value and impact of its new brand. Throughout the site, we designed each page to support their respective desired outcomes – from joining a community, attending a webinar, or purchasing a product, to signing up for an email newsletter or becoming a member. In all scenarios, audiences experience the National Council impact story, strengthening the connection and interest they have in the institution and the important work it is doing.


SILVER – Nonprofit Website

Forum One Wins 11 Communicator Awards

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) supports the creation and circulation of knowledge that advances understanding of humanity and human endeavors in the past, present, and future, with a view toward improving the human experience. We worked with ACLS to translate their new strategic priorities into an engaging digital experience. We also helped to streamline their workflows and content administration with CRM integration, improved site architecture, and a component-based design approach. Our design aimed to bring the human element of the humanities into focus.

Congratulations to the Forum One team and our wonderful clients!  Together, we’ve created amazing digital designs and platforms!

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