Following McLuhan’s guidance that the medium is the message we set out to create a web space that has a more modern look and feel, provides useful and engaging content and would allow visitors to dig into the depths and complexity of this program if they desired.
Through this new site and blog, we aim to provide transparency to the what’s, why’s, how’s and when’s of the NGSIS program and its various projects.
The website offers layers of information intended to meet you at your level of interest and time available. At a glance you will find all in-progress projects with their completion percentages on our project list page. Further, you may wish to review a just the facts summary of each project or, for the ambitious, dive deeper into the narrative stories behind each project to learn more about why certain projects were initiated, the problem we were trying to solve and how we came to achieve these results. We have devoted time and energy into these stories because we think it’s important to share some of the lessons we’ve learned along the way and to share context for how certain solutions have come to be.
The blog is an opportunity for us to share aspects of the program in a more conversational manner. We will have regular updates on program activities, a regular series of post contributors and invite guests to provide their take on NGSIS related matters. If you’re interested, subscribe to our blog (below this post) to receive updates when a new post is up.
If you have any comments feel free to leave them or if you have an idea to suggest to NGSIS by all means let us know!