Website Development for the BRC

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  • Website Development for the BRC

    1. 1. Raising Public Visibility: Communication Design for the Bangkok Refugee Center Alice Abou-Nader, Eric Evan-Browning, Bart Shappee, Katie Siering
    2. 11. MEDICAL FACILTY
    3. 18. Develop and launch a website for the Bangkok Refugee Center GOAL
    4. 19. Steps taken to develop the website 1. Gather information about the BRC. 2. Learn about their audiences: refugees , asylum seekers , and Thai population: potential donors . 3. Create content for the website. 4. Design and launch the website. 5. Ensure the website’s survival by developing maintenance strategies.
    5. 23. Mission Statement To ensure that all asylum seekers and recognized refugees enjoy personal security and safety through an increased protection and more efficient provision of assistance. Vision To proactively render appropriate humanitarian relief services, particularly to the Extremely Vulnerable Individuals that will enable them to live their lives with dignity and encourage them to be productive and caring members of their community .
    6. 25. Computer Proficiency Questionnaire
    7. 27. <ul><li>Informative </li></ul><ul><li>Visually Appealing </li></ul><ul><li>Credible </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible </li></ul><ul><li>Risk Free </li></ul><ul><li>Maintainable </li></ul>Website Criteria
    8. 42. Eric’s Picture of the Manual
    9. 43. Eric’s Picture of the Manual
    10. 45. <ul><li>Spread knowledge of the website </li></ul><ul><li>Translate the website’s content into Thai </li></ul><ul><li>Regularly update the website and add new features and content </li></ul><ul><li>Develop additional communication tools </li></ul>Recommendations
    11. 46. Eating Meals Picture
    12. 49. Acknowledgements <ul><li>First, we thank the community of the Bangkok Refugee Center for all of their support, hospitality, and friendship. In particular, we thank our sponsor at the Bangkok Refugee Center, Program Director Khun Rufino “Pinoy” Seva, as well as his extraordinarily helpful staff. </li></ul><ul><li>We would like to acknowledge the refugee-related NGOs which took their time to meet or reply to us. These organizations are The Catholic Office for the Emergency Relief and Refugees, United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva office, The Jesuit Refugee Service, and Asylum Access. </li></ul><ul><li>We would also like to thank our Worcester Polytechnic Institute advisors Professor Richard Vaz, Professor Chrysanthe Demetery, and Professor Thomas Robertson for their guidance throughout our project. </li></ul>

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