Glimpse's mission is to share stories from abroad that encourage readers to understand and care about other cultures, changing the way young Americans think about the overseas experience, and challenging them to explore real life abroad. Supported in part by National Geographic Society, Glimpse looks beneath the surface of everyday life abroad by providing a forum where internationally minded youth can share their experiences and connect. When they came to us asking for new interactive features and a dynamic design for their target audience, we were excited to help.
We're proud to announce the launch of their new site, Glimpse.org, which debuted after several months of collaborative efforts.
Specifically, we helped Glimpse establish an initial design direction by providing mood boards, then helped them to think through content priorities and the user experience of the site. We then created a site map to illustrate the new architecture, annotated wireframes that described interactions and content requirements, and striking design comps that reflected their new brand direction. We built out front-end design templates and key interactions before passing it along for Glimpse for development.
Content on Glimpse.org is user-generated and professionally edited. Glimpse editors work with contributors through an online editorial process to hone feature stories, giving aspiring journalists and photographers the chance to improve their storytelling skills. The new site provides an easy-to-use platform to expose the great writing, photos, and tips that Glimpse users are sending in from around the world. I've already found some helpful haggling advice that will come in handy on my next vacation ...
Learn more by visiting Glimpse.org.