Social AIDS Committee
Thoughts: Problems + Solutions
There were three goals outlined for my work for SKA: first, improve the existing web site and build a new one for their new initiative SKA Street; second, develop a technical solution for online counseling; and finally, explore other media as a way of expanding public awareness of the organization and its work.
I developed the architecture for two sites, one for SKA (skaids.org) and one for SKA Street (skastreet.org), a partner organization that focuses on HIV activism on Warsaw’s streets. As of this writing, the SKA Street site is open to the public although it still requires some additional content from the SKA members. SKA’s principal site is going through some re-development as its members strategize new content, and they are expecting an upcoming public release.
We designed and implemented a custom online counseling form that affords site visitors anonymity. It’s a trilingual form — Polish, Russian, English — and clients can get help with medical, psychological, and legal issues. During my fellowship I also updated SKA’s logo and designed and created one for SKA Street. As part of the new organizational branding we produced a trilingual informative brochure.
My partnership with SKA has outlasted the terms of this fellowship as I intermittently continue to assist them in developing the sites.
Social AIDS Committee (SKA)
Since the very beginning SKA’s mission has been the dissemination of information, development of education, counseling, and care related to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The fundamental goal of the organization is to create rational individual and social patterns of behavior regarding the HIV/AIDS epidemic as well as in regard to people living with HIV/AIDS.
Jonathan Geyer (Parsons MFA DT 2008) designs and builds small and medium sized web sites for organizations as well as individuals. He also works on custom data design solutions centered on information visualizations. A former Peace Corps volunteer and OSI Fellow, he specializes in work in the non-profit sector.