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Experience that

inspires action

A bold storefront and web experience inspires visitors to tackle global poverty and hunger.

Training interactives help visitors engage with, and understand, the many systemic causes of hunger.

Mercy Corps believes we can effectively end world hunger if people understand the causes and work together on the solutions. Working with the international development and relief organization, ESI designed a public space and web experience that gives visitors the tools and inspires them to act for social change — whether they commit a minute, a day, a week or a lifetime.

The Action Center evokes the field stations that Mercy Corps operates in dozens of countries around the globe. Visitors learn about hunger crises, evaluate the causes, explore solutions and finally take action (both at the center and back in their own communities).

The Action Center also demonstrates the intrinsic connection between environmental and social responsibility. During construction, ESI turned to Old City Building Center and Louisiana Green Corps in New Orleans, a training program for those affected by Hurricane Katrina. They constructed the center’s shelving and furniture out of wood salvaged from buildings destroyed
by the storm. The Action Center itself achieved LEED Platinum certification.

Visit The Mercy Corps Action Center online.

Experience Design

Concept

Content

Data Visualization

Media

Software

Exhibits

Games

Graphics

Interiors

Sound

Staff Training

Systems

Wayfinding

Activities

Identity

Production

"Visitors gravitate to touch-screen displays that brief them on themes and countries — governance and Indonesia, for example — the way aid workers size up conditions when they arrive at emergencies."

The Oregonian

Mercy Corps operates in 40+ countries

AWARDS

2009 Communicator Awards – Award of Excellence

2009 IDSA International Design Excellence Awards – Finalist, Environments category

2009 Webby Awards – Honoree, Charitable Organizations/Nonprofits category

2009 Webby Awards – Nominee, Activism category

2009 W³ Awards – Silver Award, Website for Charitable/Nonprofit

2009 W³ Awards – Silver Award, Website for Activism

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Awards
2009 Communicator Awards – Award of Excellence
Awards
2009 IDSA International Design Excellence Awards – Finalist, Environments category
Awards
2009 Webby Awards – Honoree, Charitable Organizations/Nonprofits category
Awards
2009 Webby Awards – Nominee, Activism category
Awards
2009 W³ Awards – Silver Award, Website for Charitable/Nonprofit
Awards
2009 W³ Awards – Silver Award, Website for Activism

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