AARP — Innovation Ideas

Innovating Innovation

First Innovation Ideas Mobile MockupAt EAI Technologies, we’re usually brought on to solve problems for a client: an aging website, a cumbersome workflow, or helping the client move into a sector they may not be as familiar with. In the case of AARP’s Innovation Ideas app, we had the unique opportunity to help AARP as an organization solve the problems it faces by leveraging the imagination and intuition of each of its almost 2,000 employees.

As part of a greater push to involve all of AARP’s employees in the organization’s progress, we were asked to create a mobile application that would allow people to submit and vote on innovative new ideas.

The application had to allow people to quickly submit your ideas (having a “lightbulb moment” in the shower was a frequently mentioned use case), it had to allow people to vote on others’ ideas, and it had to feature a leaderboard where you can see the top-rated ideas each week.

Getting Down to Brass Tacks

Innovation Ideas Final iPhone AppThe innovation group at AARP had been working on a certain amount of branding (colors, fonts, etc.) and we were given access to those resources early on. We put together these

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We’ll Do It Live

Well, it’s done.

After spending the better part of a day fiddling about with things I have no business meddling in, my new website is finally live. There are still a few kinks here and there to be worked out, but now I finally have a stable platform from which to shout at the uncaring masses.

My primary use for this website right now is to post highly educational blog posts like this one. This is primarily a way for me to express myself, work on my writing, and keep a log of new things I run into that I enjoy or otherwise would like to remember. It’s sort of like a public journal.

I’ll be posting nifty CSS snippets, chronicling my progress learning Javascript, and keeping track of design trends that have caught my eye. In addition, however, I’ll be posting things that generally interest me and which may or may not have any relevance at all to the bulk of the content of this blog.

So here we are! It’s not exactly January 1st, but here’s to a long year of great, high-quality non-content. Brought to you, right here, by me. Enjoy.

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