Redmon and the International Center for Applied Studies in Information Technology (ICASIT) at George Mason University by Dr. Stephen Ruth teamed up to implement the County Resident Information Services (CRiS) project for Fairfax County in Virginia. These kiosks comprised a collection of 500+ screens providing area information to Fairfax County residents. Users follow the friendly graphics to obtain information in categories such as "Living Here", "Libraries" and "Exploring the County." CRiS integrates still graphics, video and sound which complement the user's learning experience. Users are provided a map of the county and are able to locate libraries and police stations by scrolling through the map, and can even pay their taxes using their Discover Card through the system. Residents can also use the map to find elected county representatives, their photos, phone numbers and other contact information. CRiS has also proved to be a useful tool for job seekers in the County government as it is updated with new information on employment opportunities within the county. By touching the screen, users are also able to obtain the employment description and an application form with instructions.
Produced in 1996.Service Area: Interactives
Redmon Tasks: Graphic and interface design; information architecture, programming and authoring; audio production and editing; data modeling; hardware integration; testing, documentation, and project management
Industry: Public Sector