Education and the Internet; Massive Online Open Courses

Massive Online Open Courses, or MOOCs, are hitting a pretty major turning point right about now. As we get ready for the next school year, MOOCs are receiving a lot of attention—not all of it good, from educators and innovators looking at how higher education will fare over the next few years. On one hand, […]

Why Collaborative Workspaces Rule

This post on the Clovest website, by Clovest founder Karan Jain, does a great job of expressing why we are so happy to work out of Affinity Lab. He mentions Mobility owner Sean Perkins, along with some of the people who are often part of the Mobility team: It was Sam, offering us help with […]

Do Cheap Websites Really Sink Companies?

You can get yourself into a lot of trouble trying to save money on a website, but it isn’t really the price that causes the problem. Plenty of small businesses have launched themselves and done all they needed to do online with a free or low-cost website. What doesn’t work is trying to pass off […]

Education and the Internet

Mobility Labs focuses on helping organizations meet their goals using digital and online tools and resources. Every industry and sector is experiencing a wave of transition, as existing tasks migrate online and now possibilities open up. Today, we’re looking at one of the areas we have found especially rewarding—education. This introduces an ongoing topic that […]

The Continuing Spread of Free Wifi

The ongoing expansion of the Internet to every corner of the globe can be seen in high-end projects such as Google’s Project Loon, that is using high altitude balloons to broadcast Internet cheaply to places it doesn’t currently reach. Though currently experimental, this has the potential to greatly expand the number of people online. Meanwhile, […]

Happy 4th of July from Mobility Labs!

As a veteran-owned business, Mobility-Labs is especially happy to wish all our clients and friends a happy 4th of July! Here’s to all who served and fought to make freedom possible, and to those who still sit on the front lines, enduring hardship and hostility because they feel this country is still worth their sacrifice. […]

The Civic Difference: Hacking for Social Progress

We attended two hackathons over the past two weekends. In each case, Mobility was part of a larger team dedicated to solving a specific problem in a very short timeline. We found the hackathons to be very different, however. The first weekend was the National Day of Civic Hacking, and was held here at the […]

How to digitally prepare for disaster

Hurricane Sandy demonstrated how even companies that depend on their websites for revenue can go down during natural disasters. Major websites that went down included The Huffington Post, Gawker, Jezebel, and Gizmodo. If large websites managed by skilled IT staff can’t stay up during natural disasters, are small businesses doomed? I say no.

How we build great websites

Building great websites does not happen overnight or after a single meeting…that doesn’t mean we don’t try to make it seem that way. Successful projects happen because we align purpose, audience, content, and narrative with the resources available. These items should be discovered early and refined through the entire project.