Shepley Bulfinch looks back to go forward

The mantra “innovate or die” can feel like a threat some days. The demand for “new” can feel inexhaustible. So how do companies like Shepley Bulfinch survive for over a century in an industry that sets as many trends as it follows? The dedicated team at Shepley Bulfinch manages it with ease by being genuine … Continue reading Shepley Bulfinch looks back to go forward

Science and international affairs at HKS

Ever wonder what lies at the intersection of science and international relations? Look no further than the Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School. This team of researchers and policy experts have been supporting the public and private sectors for decades. They were the trend setters who predicted that national security and defense depends on a … Continue reading Science and international affairs at HKS

A City website that’s useful

Black Pepper was recently engaged to conduct usability testing on the new City of Boston website. The site was beautifully designed by IDEO and is under development by Acquia. In the meantime, we're making sure it serves the needs of citizens across neighborhoods, demographics, and means of access by conducing surveys, one-on-one user testing, and … Continue reading A City website that’s useful

Use your data for good

The Black Pepper team was privileged to be involved in the latest iteration of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's dashboard project. Spread across four large monitors in his office and rotating based on time sensitivity and priority, these data keep tabs on what's happening around the Hub so the Mayor and his staff can provide the … Continue reading Use your data for good