Tag Archives: developer

Lifesaver

  • Awards / Nominations:-
    • IPA Health Awards: Best Of Show Consumer
    • IPA Health Awards: Gold Digital Media
    • One Show Awards: Interactive Silver Pencil User Experience Design – Mobile / Utility
    • Webby Awards: Education & Reference (Handheld Devices) – People’s Choice Award
    • Creative Review Annual: Best In Book
    • CLIO Healthcare Awards: Grand CLIO Award
    • E-Learning Awards: Silver Award – Best E-Learning Project – Not-for-profit Sector
    • E-Learning Awards: Gold Award – Best Use Of Mobile Learning
    • E-Learning Awards: Gold Award – Excellence In The Production Of Learning Content – Not-for-profit Sector
    • E-Learning Awards: Gold Award – Excellence In The Production Of Learning Content – Public Sector
    • E-Learning Awards: Gold Award – Best Learning Game, Simulation or Virtual Environment
    • The Lovie Awards: People’s Lovie Award For Best Use Of Interactive Video
    • The Lovie Awards: Gold Winner For Best Use Of Interactive Video
    • FWA: Site Of The Month
    • FWA: Site Of The Day
    • FWA: Mobile Of The Day
  • Client:- Resuscitation Council UK
  • Agency:- None
  • Role:- Developer

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Highfalutin’ Convolutin’

Convolution Image

I was doing a code test recently where I was asked to write an html 5 gallery. It led me to reach a couple of conclusions:-

  • HTML5 video is a lovely idea but from a practical implementation standpoint is stupid and useless because of the ridiculous browser requirements.
  • The canvas 2d context API is woefully underpowered.

Today I will be ranting about and playing with the second idea. We’ll start with introducing the CanvasPixelArray. We’ll apply a grey filter to an image, then we’ll move on to writing a simple convolution method.
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I Want To Hurt Your Eyes!

Diagonal Line Clock Image

I’ve ‘officially’ left unit9, but I couldn’t leave the last project half finished so I’m still pretty busy tying up loose ends. In my downtime I got interested in some visual trickery, so I spent an hour doing a little vectory clock thing. Click the image above to show it.

Press space to show/hide the background.
The left/right arrow keys move the clock by 1px to mess with the alignment on the background.
Hold shift to move 10px at a time.
Make sure to click the canvas to make sure the flash has focus or the keys won’t work.

Google Maps Style Editor

Working on a style editor in as3 for the Google Maps V3 API.

Click here to launch it.

At the moment you can pick an element and edit all the options available. It generates a style for that element with every property defined.
Things to do:

  • Add switches so properties can be turned on or off so that not all elements are defined in the code.
  • Make the mechanism for removing styles easier instead of the ugly dropdown.
  • Generate style code and copy to clipboard.

Attraction

  • Awards / Nominations:-
    • Cannes Lions: Silver Cyber Lion (Animation, Craft)
    • Shortlisted at SXSW Interactive Awards 2011 – Film / TV Category
    • New York Festival Awards: Bronze World Medal (Art Direction, Art, Technique & Technology)
    • Davey Awards: Gold Award (Interactive Multimedia)
    • Davey Awards: Gold Award (Online Film and Video – Interactive Video)
    • New Media Film Festival: SRC-Socially Responsible Content
    • Creativity International Awards: Silver (Web Games & Entertainment)
    • Webby – Winner, Health Category
    • Site Of The Day (SOTD) Award for 2nd February 2010
  • Client:- Inpes, French Ministry of Health
  • Agency:- DDB Paris
  • Role:- Developer

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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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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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What's the Real Cost? Image

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

Comcast Town Image

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.