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11 Vision Customers on MONEY's 2016 Best Places to Live

by Tom Humbarger

MONEY Magazine announced their Best Places to Live in America list this week and 11 Vision customers were named in the top 50 cities.

See You at the NAGW 2016 National Conference!

by Tom Humbarger

The National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW) is hosting their 14th National Conference this week in San Antonio, Texas from Wednesday, September 21st to Friday, September 23rd.

3 Key Pillars of a Research-Driven Website Design

by Jessica Terashima

After a while, it starts to become obvious when a municipal website needs an overhaul. Everyone from citizens to web editors to elected officials make comments that the site looks old, or is hard to use, or is too cluttered. While it’s easy to say your site needs help, it’s more challenging to know how to approach the improvements.

City of Eden Prairie Hosts Vision's Innovation Academy 

by Tom Humbarger

The City of Eden Prairie, Minnesota hosted Vision's second Innovation Academy of 2016 on August 25th at the Eden Prairie City Center.  User Experience, Content Strategy and Analytics were the key themes of the Academy.

Top 10 City Website Requests

by Tom Humbarger

People visit city websites to perform tasks. What’s the best way to serve citizens visiting your website? Understand what they’re looking for, and make it easy for them to complete their tasks.

Visit Vision at NACo and Discuss How User Experience (UX) Analysis Helps You Create a Strong Online Presence

by Tom Humbarger

The National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference will be held in Long Beach, California this weekend. Please stop by and visit with the Vision team in Booth #638 to discuss how to create a strong online presence for your county.

Got to Catch Them All? Pokémon Go and Augmented Reality in Your Local Community

by Jessica Terashima

The augmented reality (AR) app that’s riveted the nation has also created new opportunities and headaches for communities across the nation. Pokémon Go has gotten folks off the couch and into the nation’s parks, shopping districts and monuments – not to mention parking lots, alleys and backyards.

Happy 4th of July from Our Customers

by Tom Humbarger

The Fourth of July is a busy holiday in cities and counties throughout the United States, and many localities are using their websites to announce local firework shows or other holiday events, provide safety tips and remind residents that the government offices are closed on Monday.

Using Video and Social Media to Engage Residents

by Jessica Terashima

It’s not so hard to get social media engagement when you have a great story to tell – a new restaurant opening, an exciting new event – but what about when your update is a little less interesting to citizens? How do you get residents to tune into your reminder about the upcoming census or water conservation rules? We asked our panelists during our recent Social Media Webinar (view a recording here), and they had some great examples of how to liven up government news announcements using video.

Using Social Media to Improve Civic Engagement - Recorded Webinar

by Tom Humbarger

Vision recently hosted a webinar on how to use social media to improve civic engagement featuring Jen Snyder from Queen Creek, Arizona, Brett White from West Hollywood, California and Anthony Wilson from San Angelo, Texas. Each of these professionals manage the social media accounts for their city and shared their insights for building and improving civic engagement.  

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