Data Visualization

Nonprofits, research-driven organizations, and educational institutions turn to MSDS to design websites and research reports that help them simplify complex issues, strengthen comprehension, and reach a wider audience with evidence-based calls-to-action. We specialize in interactive charts and maps using HighCharts, d3, Google Charts, and others platforms; design high-polish infographics; and develop social indexes that help nonprofits and educational institutions stand apart from the sea of undifferentiated data online.

New & Notable

ClimateWorks Foundation Rebranding and New Website Design Launches
Exoanding MSDS's concentration in branding and interactive for organizations addressing climate change and sustainability, MSDS is very pleased to celebrate the launch of the ClimateWorks Foundation's rebranding and new website, for which we were the nonprofit's interactive and brand design...
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MSDS Founder to Author Weekly Column With Philanthropy News Digest
Beginning in January, 2015, Philanthropy News Digest , a daily news service of the Foundation Center announced it will begin publishing a monthly column on their PhilanTopic website, authored by MSDS Founder and Director of Strategy, Matthew Schwartz. The series,...
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New Souls Grown Deep Foundation Website Launches
MSDS is very pleased to celebrate the launch of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation's new website, for which we were the nonprofit's UX and design partner. MSDS worked with the arts philanthropy to educate audiences about an often overlooked periofd...
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MSDS Insights

8 Keys to a Successful Client/Design Firm Relationship
In my experience, communication is often the biggest impediment to a productive client/design firm relationship. It also underscores the importance of discussing the dynamics of the client/design firm relationship before...
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How Nonprofits & Design Firms Collaborate to Change the World
Nonprofits bring passion, dedication, and expertise to the often complex problems they are trying to solve. Design firms bring a similar passion, dedication, and expertise to the work of designing...
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5 Fantastic UX Prototyping Tools: Part Two
In Part 1 of our UX prototyping software review, we took a look at hot spot-based UX design tools Marvel, InVision, and Solidify. In this post, we’ll be examining tools...
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