Next Meetup

Help make Savannah's website more accessible and less cluttered for residents
A public website isn't *truly* public if it's unwieldy for residents to use. The City of Savannah's site redesign last year marked a significant improvement in usability over its previous iteration, finally making it display properly on mobile devices. That said, the new site (https://savannahga.gov) is by no means perfect. The good news is we can help make it better – all of us, as citizens, together. We'll be tackling the most cumbersome and frustrating aspect of the site: its bloated navigation menu and litany of subheader navigation items. We call this taxonomy problem 'cognitive overload.' One way service designers often tackle taxonomy in navigation areas is through a process called 'card sorting,' which is precisely the exercise we'll be undertaking at this meetup! Card sorting is a method used to help design or evaluate the information architecture of a site. In a card sorting session, participants organize topics into categories that make sense to them and they may also help label these groups. No technical expertise, nor any devices, will be needed to participate. All participants will be credited for their volunteer service. City employees have confirmed to us that the navigation options are something they can and that they would like to change to make easier for residents to navigate, and that they would gladly accept suggestions from us. They just need our help to figure out how! Pizza at 6 p.m. Finished by 8 p.m.! Work on stuff that matters. Join us, won't you?

Bull St Labs

2222 Bull St · Savannah, GA

What we're about

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Open Savannah (https://opensavannah.org) is a newly-formed local brigade of Code for America (http://codeforamerica.org/). We are a diverse and inclusive group of local civic technologists, designers, data geeks, citizen activists, government employees/elected officials and curious residents who share the common goal of using public data to improve government services. Our goal is to use creative technology to solve civic and social problems in Greater Savannah.

Find more about us here (http://opensavannah.org), on our GitHub (http://github.com/opensavannah), on Facebook (http://facebook.com/opensavannah), or Twitter (http://twitter.com/open_savannah).

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