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26.09.2022

Live: Database of G7/G20 outcome documents

As informal forums of the most important industrialized countries (G7) and industrialized and emerging economies (G20), the G7 and G20 agree on joint positions on an increasingly broad spectrum of global issues. 
The working methods of the G7 and G20 follow a process with their "own language". The (further) development of this common language is the central concern of the groups and the main subject of the negotiations under the annually changing chairmanship.

In line with this basic structure, a considerable number of documents (communiqués, declarations, annexes, etc.) have been published within both forums over the years. Since both the G7 and the G20 are informal groupings, there has been no formal body to collect the outcome documents and resolutions of the numerous past meetings and make them available to a broad circle of interested parties.

In order to offer interested persons a generally accessible and clear possibility to search quickly, efficiently and target-oriented for documents of the G7 and G20, as well as keywords contained therein, a database was now to be developed in an agile process on behalf of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), which contains all relevant texts from approx. 500-800 documents and makes them searchable.

Initially implemented and tested as an MVP, the database was expanded to a full version and has now gone live.
Via a user-friendly, simple and visually appealing English-language website, documents can now be quickly found, searched by specific parameters, compared and shared.

To the database of G/G20 outcome documents


08.09.2022

Live: L!NX - the new educational platform of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation

Political education is one of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation's core tasks. L!NX, the Foundation's new educational platform, has now been developed especially for younger target groups, self-learners and multipliers - basic content with a critical eye & left-wing perspective.

We brought anschlaege.de on board to develop the name. "L!NX" says unmistakably what the program is.We developed the design based on the collaged character of handmade demonstration calls and implemented it in a fresh and independent digital look. 
With a clear structure and compact content, L!NX offers its target groups easy access to the most important topics of left-wing politics, background information and material to become active themselves.
 

The best thing to do is to take a look:  L!NX - was sonst? 


05.09.2022

New Project: Interaction and design concept for the portal "Cultural Objects from a Colonial Context" of the DDB

2021 we developed a user-oriented interaction and design concept for the German Digital Library (DDB), which is currently being implemented technically.

Since 2022, a sub-portal for cultural objects from colonial contexts has been under construction. The portal "Sammlungsgut aus kolonialen Kontexten" makes already digitized and indexed collection items from colonial contexts available online within the existing portal of the German Digital Library (DDB). 

In a UX process, the central target groups of this portal are now to be defined and potential users surveyed. In line with the requirements and needs identified, a portal is to be conceived and designed that provides the best possible user experience for the key target groups.

We are very pleased to be involved in this challenging project! 


29.08.2022

New Project: Continued development of websites for the GIZ sector project "Water Policy"

The GIZ sector project Water Policy is a supra-regional project that provides technical advice to the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) on the design of German development policy cooperation in the field of water and works closely with other German implementing organizations.

In the course of further development, the central website of the sector project everydrop-counts.org is now to be migrated to TYPO3, optimized in a user-oriented manner and expanded to include multilingual clients.


03.01.2022

New Project: Continuation of the Internet presence of the European Climate Protection Initiative

The European Climate Initiative (EUKI) is a funding instrument of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), which aims to intensify the cross-border dialogue as well as the exchange of knowledge and experience in the European Union in order to jointly advance the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

The EUKI website was set up in WordPress and is not only access to current funding opportunities, but also a lively platform for presenting funded projects and success stories. The community area offers participating project partners space to make their projects, learnings and successes accessible to an interested public.

We are very pleased to have been awarded the contract for the continuation and further development of the EUKI website!


22.12.2021

We would like to say Thank You!

For the trust you have placed in us. For the pleasant and constructive cooperation. For the good atmosphere in challenging online meetings. For exciting projects and great commitment. For good ideas, successful implementation and great stamina. For all that is made possible even in times of Corona.


01.12.2021

New Project: Development of an online application process for two GIZ funding programs

"develoPPP.de" and "BACKUP Health" - two funding programs of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) - face the challenge of increasing efficiency in the administration of funding applications. To achieve this, a web-based online application platform is to be developed that will enable digital management of the application process.
Since the requirements for an application platform are very similar in both projects, develoPPP and BACKUP have joined forces for this development.
The platform is being developed in an agile process. Starting from a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), specific features and functionalities are designed, developed and optimized in an iterative process.

We are happy to develop another solution for a seamless GIZ application management after the outline submission processes for the European and the International Climate Change Initiative of GIZ!


22.11.2021

New Project: UX and design overhaul of Dresden.de

In 2014/15, we reconceptualized and redesigned the website www.dresden.de. In order to improve the service character of the website, optimize the user experience, reduce complexity and make the display more suitable for different devices, a refresh of the website has now been tendered.
We are very happy about the award and the new cooperation with the city of Dresden!


08.09.2021

New Project: Relaunch of the portal museen-in-bayern.de

The "Landesstelle für nichtstaatliche Museen in Bayern" (National Office for non-state museums in Bavaria) is the central point of contact for those interested in and visiting museums and exhibitions in Bavaria, as well as for their employees.
No matter in what direction - the Landesstelle provides information and support.
In order to better fulfill this mission, the central websites of the Landesstelle are now to be fundamentally relaunched in a user-oriented manner. We are very pleased to be able to accompany the Landesstelle on this exciting journey!


30.07.2021

New Project: Design and interaction concept for the German Digital Library

The German Digital Library (DDB) has been under construction since 2012 - like other national libraries, it is a visionary and committed undertaking to make the cultural heritage of an entire country freely available online to all interested users.
The process of building the DDB has meanwhile overtaken its outward appearance. Now it is time to update it - in terms of structure, design and technology, and especially with regard to an optimised approach to and guidance of the library's very different user groups.

A great task, we are very pleased to have been awarded the contract! 


24.06.2021

Live: 3 websites for the "i-EVAL" online survey tool

i-EVAL is a TYPO3-based survey system for scientifically sound evaluations. 
The three platforms i-eval.eu, i-eval-freizeiten.de and i-konf.eu are designed as open online tools for the evaluation of events in youth work.

They enable organisers of international youth encounters, camps or confirmation work to provide detailed, anonymous feedback that can also be used by supporting institutions and researchers - securely, easily and quickly. The system is fully compliant with data protection laws because it does not collect personal data.  

The unique distribution system, newly developed by cosmoblonde, of standardised, multilingual online and offline questionnaires adapted to various evaluation objects, but also customisable, can be used flexibly as a scalable tool for surveys on a large scale.

Try it out and create your own survey.

A short tutorial on how the i-EVAL websites work can also be found here on YouTube.


16.05.2021

Live: Revised website of the Hanse-Wissenschaftkolleg

The Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK) is an Institute for Advanced Studies in northwest Germany. 
In the course of a comprehensive rework, the design and functionality of the website were revised to create an up-to-date and user-friendly impression with contemporary functions that encourage potential fellows from all over the world and interested people from the region to discover the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg for themselves.

More information about the project in the case study.


05.05.2021

Live: The departments of the University of Kassel

In 2018, we extensively overhauled the University of Kassel's roof page: user-oriented structure, updated visualisation, extensive accessibility. Based on these fundamentals, the extensive editorial team was trained and the university's umbrella site with all its degree programmes was relaunched.

In 2020, the move of the departments and their institutes to the new website was initiated. Several thousand decidedly heterogeneous pages. In order to provide the very different subject areas (and thus also their users) with good orientation and a consistent presentation, we developed a sample subject area in consultation with the university, in which all the requirements for the pages of the subject areas were implemented. This "blueprint" served as a basis for the departments to move their content into the new design in a structured and user-oriented way. 

You can now find the entire range of services offered by the University of Kassel in the uniform appearance on the university website


02.05.2021

Happy Birthday cosmoblonde!

In numerology, 19 stands for happiness, joy and gratitude.

Looking back on nineteen eventful years at cosmoblonde, we can fully agree. We would like to add liveliness, ever exciting challenges, always learning, growing, discovering (ourselves) anew.

It is a fantastic field in which we work. Many years of brand communication have been fun and brought in a lot of awards. The slow transition to institutional communication for clients in the fields of education, culture and environment has brought a sense of purpose and a lot of wonderfully complex communication tasks that we as a team enjoy tackling together with our clients.

We have been really fortunate, thank you to our clients for their trust and to our fantastic team for making it all happen! Here's to a great last teen year! 


03.03.2021

Based On User Survey: New homepage for "haus-der-kleinen-forscher.de"

At the end of 2020, we conducted a user survey on behalf of the "Haus der kleinen Forscher" ("Little Scientists` House") foundation. The initial point was that the homepage does not really reflect what the foundation is and offers, and what users are looking for on the website.

Three versions were created and sent into the race. Video interviews were conducted with users who are familiar with the foundation and its services, as well as those who have never heard of "Haus der kleinen Forscher". 
The results were exciting and have been incorporated into the creation of the new homepage.

You may want to take a look - there's plenty to discover!


25.02.2021

New Calls For IKI: Submission via sketch process from cosmoblonde

A new call for the International Climate Initiative's (IKI) Medium Grants program was launched at the end of February. A global funding call for small projects addressing adaptation to the Covid 19 pandemic and climate change, as well as projects focusing on ambitious climate action.
Almost simultaneously, the second round of calls for the IKI Small Grants program closed in February with tremendous participation. More than 500 organizations from 83 developing and emerging countries submitted applications to the funding program of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) to protect the climate or biodiversity.

The calls of both programs are conducted with the "sketch procedure" developed by cosmoblonde on the basis of TYPO3.
The sketch procedure is a comprehensive form tool with which calls of scalable size can be created, managed and communicated.

Find out more about the sketching process in the case study


09.02.2021

Live: The new website of the "Nationalpark Wattenmeer"

The Wadden Sea is a World Heritage Site. With its unique landscape and all there is to do and discover there, it attracts people from all over the world every year.

On the new website implemented with WordPress, the three participating federal states invite you to discover the national park. Landscape, flora and fauna can be explored as well as offers and usage possibilities.
The Wadden Sea is really exciting - online and offline alike.

To the website of the Nationalpark Wattenmeer >


01.12.2020

New Project: Implementation of an archive database + website for research in G7/G20 documents

As informal forums of the most important industrialized (G7) and industrialized and emerging countries (G20), the G7 and G20 agree on a large part of common positions on an increasingly broad range of global issues. 
Within both forums, a considerable number of documents have been published over the years of their existence. 

The database currently being developed by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is intended to make these documents available to a wide range of interested parties.
A database with an associated website is planned, which will offer interested parties the opportunity to search quickly, efficiently and in a targeted manner for G7 and G20 documents and the keywords they contain. Data found should be able to be compared and visually processed.

We are very happy about the award and the realization of this exciting project!


26.11.2020

New Project: (Re)development of the evaluation platform i-Eval

i-EVAL is an online platform for the evaluation of international youth encounters. The platform provides organizers of youth encounters with scientifically developed questionnaires, currently in five languages.

i-EVAL is scientifically supported by the Forschungsverbund Freizeitenevaluation (EH Ludwigsburg / TH Köln), the tool is maintained by IJAB since 2017.

In addition to the direct benefit of providing evaluable feedback to organizers of youth encounters, the establishment and dissemination of i-EVAL also contributes to the fact that anonymous analyses can be carried out from the data pool, which make qualitative developments in the field of international youth work visible and are included in the data report "International Youth Work". 

Currently, there are three instances of the tool, which will now be transferred to TYPO3 and optimized both functionally and in terms of design.

We are very pleased to have been awarded this exciting task!


25.11.2020

Live: The GIZ Developement Cooperation & Equality Website

In time for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we were pleased to launch GIZ's new Development Cooperation & Gender Equality website today.

Gender equality is now firmly anchored in all key international development cooperation processes and agendas as an explicit goal and guiding principle for action. Despite all the progress made, gender-specific disadvantages, discrimination and human rights violations continue to shape the lives of many people around the world, especially women and girls.  

On its new website Gender and Development the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) presents its approach and current information on gender equality in development cooperation.
Eight key topics are highlighted, practical examples are presented and background information is provided. Of particular interest is the database of experts, which presents specialists with specific sectoral knowledge.

cosmoblonde realized the project from consulting to conception, design and technical implementation in TYPO3.The goal was to present the complex topic in a clear and inviting way in order to offer interested users an easy and well-founded introduction to the subject.
The website is bilingual and largely barrier-free.

Click here for the Gender and Development website