• Client:- iMeet
  • Agency:- MUH·TAY·ZIK | HOF·FER
  • Role:- Tech Lead / Technical Consultant

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iMeet revolutionises conference calls, by putting a face, to a name – blankly staring at the speakerphone is now a thing of the past.
unit9 collaborated on this project by working on the front end of this new tool, establishing the information architecture and designing the user interface. We then used an iterative series of creative prototypes to streamline the collaboration with MUH·TAY·ZIK | HOF·FER and the development team at PGI to help realise this revolutionary new tool for sharing ideas.

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Managing Like A Boss

I’m about to close up shop and go to Florida to get my Pilot’s license, so I thought I’d give my thoughts on being in, and running a dev team.

I like to be friendly, make people laugh and generally keep people happy. It’s a great thing to do within a team, but it can cause difficulty when handing out tasks or when you need to use your serious face. In general, this has lead to me being the guy at unit9 that the producers and designers like to come to when they want to know if something is possible or if they need little odd jobs doing. It is very important to remember that they are not developers. What comes naturally to you, may not come naturally to others; empathy is key.

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Philips Cinema: Parallel Lines

  • Awards / Nominations:-
  • Campaign BIG Awards 2010 – Gold in Individual Digital Category
  • Campaign BIG Awards 2010 – Runner Up Campaign of the Year
  • Cannes Cyber Lion 2010 Nomination
  • Creative Review Annual: Featured Project
  • New York Festival Awards: Finalist Certificate (Personal Products, Digital & Interactive)
  • Site Of The Day (SOTD) Award for 9th July 2010
  • Client:- Philips
  • Agency:- DDB London / Tribal DDB Amsterdam
  • Role:- Tech Lead / Developer

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Pop Secret

  • Client:- Pop Secret
  • Agency:- Goodby Silverstein & Partners San Francisco
  • Role:- Tech Lead

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PopSecret popcorn make organising a movie night easier. Simply pick your mood, film genre and audience and let the kernels offer up their movie suggestions. As soon as you make a choice the site helps you quickly create a movie night event on Facebook.
The website content was generated by integrating 3 separate data feeds. Screenplay for the trailers, IMDB for the cast, synopsis and rating of the films and Jinni, a specialised search engine which applies complex algorithms to suggest movie selections.

McDonalds Flavourhood Facebook App

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  • Client:- McDonalds
  • Agency:- Razorfish
  • Role:- Tech Lead

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The Flavourhood is not just a Facebook App. It’s a pledge of allegiance. It’s a line in the sand. It’s where you say what your favourite food is at McDonald’s and say it loud.

My first Tech Lead project was a small Facebook App for McDonalds. Lots of client communication and relying on external companies and people. It all went relatively smoothly, but unfortunately I wasn’t there to finish it due to family problems.

What’s the Real Cost

  • Awards / Nominations:-
    • Webby – Winner of People’s Choice Award
    • Webby – Interactive Advertising / Rich Media b to c Nominated
    • Site Of The Day (SOTD) Award for 7th September 2009
  • Client:- Regence – Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Agency:- North
  • Role:- Random Code Provider / Mr Fixit

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This interactive experience questions the status quo of the American health care system, and aims to provide consumers with knowledge and tools that will allow them to participate in the movement to reign in health care costs.
It comments on the current status of the health care system, through a highly entertaining and intellectually stimulating experience built around five diverse microsite experiences. It encourages the public to ask questions and use social networking tools to join-in and make the debate louder.

I didn’t have much to do with this one apart from having some code I’d previously written used on it. I also did some updates and bug fixes on it after it went live. I use it simply as an example of the merits of broadcasting your work.

I did a little test of some coded spirals animating and put it on the unit9 intranet. A couple of days later Christian Etter, the Interactive Director on What’s the Real Cost, sent me an email asking if he could use the spirals for the project. Click here to see the tests I did.

Comcast Town

  • Awards / Nominations:-
    • One Show 2010 Bronze – Social Networks / Community Category
    • Selected for the Creative Review Annual 2010
    • Site Of The Day (SOTD) Award for 2nd April 2009
    • Recommended for Site Of The Year in Adobe Edge June 2009 Issue
  • Client:- Comcast
  • Agency:- Goodby Silverstein & Partners San Francisco
  • Role:- Developer

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Users design their ideal Comcast crib. Then, they fine-tune it and start to accrue currency. And finally, they engage in the world full-on.
Personalization is the key. We designed an interactive environment where users can select, buy, change layout, and make up their room as a reflection of themselves. Residents can even add a note to each item of they have. So that the visitors can glean more of the resident’s personality.

Unfortunately I didn’t have the pleasure of working on this project full time. I coded a couple of elements and did some updates and bug fixes over a few months. My claim to fame is that I picked the colour used for the ‘Centurion’ user rank. Small, but I got a kick out of it.

Hypnodisc, AAH!

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I enjoy using Flash’s drawing API to play with vector shapes and animations. I did a simple class to draw spirals, fit text within the spirals and animate it spinning like a hypnotic disc. Click the image above to see the morphing spiral in action. Christian Etter, the Interactive Director on the What’s the Real Cost? campaign, saw the demo and asked to use the spiral code on the site, which was nice.

There are also a couple of tests below.
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BBC Gardening – Pests and Disease Identifier

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  • Client:- BBC
  • Agency:- None
  • Role:- Developer

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This was an update to the original pests and disease identifier that was previously done by unit9. My role was to perform the update and be in contact with the client.

The original project was AS2, was before the time of unit9 using SVN, and was completely timeline based. To make matters worse, the transitions between sections were all in one incredibly long timeline. The updates were to add a new section, add and remove some links, and to change some copy.

My dev site brings all the boys to the yard.