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$70
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$65
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Comments from donors

I can't be happy with having everyone else pay for my wonderful source of knowledge!
Interaction-Design.org has given me a lot of help, now it is the time for return
It is easy for me to access this knowledge pool, I want it to grow so that I can grow along
Thank you so much to everyone involved
Thank you for making great encyclopedia articles free to al
 

Budget for 2014/2015

The majority of the costs in our budget are spent in our editorial process.

Pie Chart

Public Relations and Media Coverage

4.3%
  • Top-down media strategy (e.g. press releases)
6.5%
  • Bottom-up media strategy (e.g. engaging local editors or university administrators)
5.8%
  • Viral and social media strategy.

16.6%

Subtotal Public Relations and Media Coverage:

Production costs

18.8%
  • Travel, on-location video interviews, and conference attendance:Video interviews and mini-documentaries shot on location (crew of 2-3), editorial meetings, and conference attendance.
27.7%
  • Editorial work, graphics and layout:Production of books/chapters/mini-books. Each publication requires a significant amount of editorial work, e.g. editorial feedback in several iterations, video editing, video subtitling, copyright clearance, layout, graphics/illustrations, social media publicity, etc.
2.6%
  • Proofreading: of new material is a tedious yet extremely important job.
4.3%
  • 3rd party tech consulting:3rd party consulting to help with security problems, audio design of video interviews, logo, graphics, bug-fixing, database optimization, and the like.
1.4%
  • Legal counselling:We publish world-class educational materials in an open access / open content licence. We have to continually make sure that everything is done by the book.
0.6%
  • Insurance, various:Mandatory insurances.

55.3%

Subtotal Production costs:

Operating costs

10.8%
  • Development and maintenance of publication platform:PHP programming and database development and maintenance
1.9%
  • Hardware:Laptops, testing server, tablets for testing, NAS server, monitors, peripherals.
1.1%
  • Licences: to tools for programming, database development, code and database performance measuring and optimizing. Our database gets app. 1,500 queries per second so having the right tools is essential.
0.3%
  • Dedicated server:Managed hosting of a dedicated web and database server.
0.2%
  • 24/7 support for server:24/7 support for dedicated web and database server.
1.9%
  • Office (rent):Expenses for rent, electricity, heating, and the like.
0.1%
  • Google Index:Interaction-Design.org is a huge site - currently 145,773 pages. When a site is that big, Google requires a fee to index the site.
11.8%
  • Administration:Various administrative costs

28.1%

Subtotal Operating costs:

 

100%

Total:

Other expenses

The above-mentioned expenses do of course not include the 9 years of the founders have put into coding the publication system (some 45,000+ lines of code), building and maintaining the website since 2002, building our network of authors, flying around the world to do video interviews, studying Danish copyright law, and the other things that have made our project a success.

 
 

All donor comments

I can't be happy with having everyone else pay for my wonderful source of knowledge!
Interaction-Design.org has given me a lot of help, now it is the time for return
It is easy for me to access this knowledge pool, I want it to grow so that I can grow along
Thank you so much to everyone involved
Thank you for making great encyclopedia articles free to al
I use free sources like Interaction-Design.org so often that I have an obligation to recognize its value and support its continued presence
With many thanks!
Interaction-Design.org is a great counterexample to the claim that the rules of the market are the only rules that let people work together to accomplish amazing stuff
Thanks for opposing the straight jacket of copyright laws. Go Creative Commons!
Knowledge is freedom. There is no limit to what can be achieved with generous hearts
The world needs more non-commerical and open-content venues like Interaction-Design.org
Democratization of knowledge -Best $20 I've spent in a while!
Democratization of knowledge - I'm proud to donate towards it!
I hope that others will join me in protecting this great resource
Thanks for your contribution towards open source. Now it's my turn to give you something back
Thank you. Your service is a great resource, and a huge help. I wish my donation could be larger!
Although a relatively poor student, my life would be poorer without this wonderful resource
Stop corporate madness. Free knowledge sources should remain free. Please follow my example and donate!.
Thank you for providing this information. It is invaluable to me as a designer. Thanks so much!
 

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