Ideacodes Acquired by Adobe

May 28, 2013

Big news. My design company, Ideacodes, has been acquired by Adobe and Max and I are joining as Creative Directors of Creative Cloud. To learn more, visit the site, which has links to news and such. Reprint of our letter: We started Ideacodes nine years ago with the shared desire to design unique and engaging […]

Ideacodes Working with Surfline

Jun 26, 2012

Ideacodes is working with Surfline, providers of surf report, forecast and editorial content to consumers, businesses and government agencies worldwide. We’re thrilled to be working with their product team on the user experience and user interface design of new products.

Ideacodes Works With Pipewise

Mar 31, 2012

Ideacodes worked with Pipewise, a customer lifecycle management SaaS solution for marketers of web and mobile businesses. We analyzed their current product and created a new UI for their private alpha release.

Ideacodes and Buro-OS

Mar 20, 2012

Ideacodes developed a new site for Buro Ole Scheeren, an internationally celebrated architecture firm founded by Ole Scheeren and Eric Chang with offices in Hong Kong and Beijing.

Ten Lady Innovators Best Buy Could’ve Put in Its Super Bowl Ad

Feb 6, 2012

On Sunday, Best Buy ran an ad showcasing a bunch of tech innovators — all of whom were dudes. Let’s give them the benefit of the doubt — maybe those poor ad execs just didn’t know how to find cool women in tech. So we did the work for them. Here are ten awesome ladies […]

Ideacodes and ccLoop

May 26, 2011

Ideacodes has been working with ccLoop, one of five startup finalists in TechCrunch Disrupt, on all aspects of design for their beta product and public site. ccLoop is a versatile and new take on smart mailing lists. It’s easy to create, search and share loops using email as well as having all content instantly archived […]

45 Girl Geeks to Follow on Twitter

Jan 11, 2011

Thanks to WebDesignerAid for including me in their list of 45 Girl Geeks to Follow on Twitter.

Ideacodes Redesigns Stanford’s Department of Applied Physics

Dec 19, 2010

Ideacodes worked with Department Chair Hideo Mabuchi to redesign Stanford University’s Department of Applied Physics. The presentation has been reorganized around four AP-centric themes of current research on campus and at the Stanford’s National Accelerator Laboratory: Nanoscience and Quantum Engineering, Lasers and Accelerators, Condensed Matter Physics, and Experimental and Theoretical Biophysics. Each theme has its […]

Ideacodes Redesigns SOMA Magazine

Nov 19, 2010

Ideacodes had the pleasure of redesigning the SOMA Magazine site working with Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Ali Ghanbarian. “Hailed internationally as the seminal voice and vision of independent, avant-garde arts, fashion, culture and design for 22 years, SOMA Magazine has cultivated immense organic appeal and forged its place within the thriving creative industries and communities the world […]

Emily Chang Invited to Judge TWS2010

Oct 2, 2010

Emily Chang will be one of the nineteen judges for TWS2010, Israel’s official dotcom competition for web and mobile startups. The winning startups will be chosen by a review board made of leading technology and Internet figures from Israel and abroad, including Ron Conway, Christine Herron, Deb Shultz and others.

Top 100 Most Powerful Women on Twitter

Sep 23, 2010

Emily Chang is pleased to be included on Twittergrader’s list of Top 100 Most Powerful Women on Twitter. The list measures various metrics on Twitter including reach and “power”.

Ideacodes and Mind Over Media

Sep 15, 2009

Ideacodes is thrilled to be working with Mind Over Media, a team of content and creative experts whose clients include the New York Times, Harvard Business School, Estée Lauder and American Express. Ideacodes is providing a range of services for several of Mind Over Media’s projects, ranging from web strategy, UI and UX design, to […]

Ideacodes and MTV International

Apr 22, 2009

Ideacodes had the pleasure of working with the social responsibility division of MTV Networks International on the launch of the microsite for Cherry Girl, their newest global talent. At, visitors can find out more about her intriguing philosophy of life. The MTV audience will be able to check out this exciting new discovery on-air, […]

Emily Chang Nominated for the 2009 National Design Awards

Jan 20, 2009

Ideacodes co-founder Emily Chang has been nominated for the prestigious Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards 2009 program for excellence in Interaction Design. This is the first year that they will be giving an award in Interaction Design.  The National Design Awards were conceived by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum ten years ago to honor the […]

Ideacodes and the IDEO Redesign

Oct 30, 2008

Ideacodes contributed to the 2008 site-wide redesign of as interaction designers and consultants.  Bringing added perspective to the in-house team, Ideacodes collaborated with core members on navigation and functionality to create “delightful modes of interaction and content presentation.”

Ideacodes Helps Launch Howard Rheingold’s Social Media Classroom

Oct 16, 2008

Ideacodes worked on the design and implementation of the public website for Howard Rheingold’s Social Media Classroom, which launched today.  The Social Media Classroom platform itself, developed by Sam Rose, includes a free and open-source web service that provides teachers and learners with an integrated set of social media that each course can use for […]

Female Bloggers

Aug 2, 2008

I wanted to take a moment and thank the following bloggers and sites for including me in their recent lists of top/favorite female bloggers. I don’t tend to pay the most attention to lists and rankings. There’s always deserving people that don’t get included and the general nature of lists is subjective. That said, I […]

Emily Chang Cited Among The 50 Most Influential Individuals in Silicon Valley

Jul 30, 2008

Emily Chang, designer and co-founder of Ideacodes, has been included in NowPublic’s 50 Most Influential Individuals in Silicon Valley/San Francisco. “The Index is a detailed (and transparent) barometer of who’s voices are most heard in the digital landscape as new channels – Twitter, Facebook, Flick, YouTube and the like – transform how media is created […]

Ideacodes and the.colis Web Startup Competition

Jun 24, 2008

Ideacodes co-founder, Emily Chang, has been invited to be on the jury for TWS2008 (the.colis Web Startup), Israel’s office dot com competition, presenting the most promising Israeli web startups of the year. A “well known and respected jury will choose 10 of the most exciting Israeli start ups for a chance to present their venture […]

Ideacodes and Adaptive Path

Mar 11, 2008

Ideacodes is delighted to be working as a design partner for Adaptive Path, a leading user experience firm in San Francisco.

Ideacodes and Automattic

Mar 6, 2008

Ideacodes is pleased to be working with Matt Mullenweg and Automattic, the company behind WordPress, Akismet, bbPress and other fine web services.

Quoted in the New York Times

Feb 5, 2008

Emily Chang was quoted in an article titled ”Is Obama a Mac and Clinton a PC?”, in which Noam Cohen compares the websites of the two candidates.

Twitterverse Awarded Mashup of the Day

Jan 31, 2008

Thanks to MashupAwards for awarding Twitterverse the mashup of the day. Twitterverse is an Ideacodes Labs project which and provides a visualization of the most commonly used words in a given time period from the Twitter public timeline.  MashupAwards is a hand-picked showcase of the best web mashups based on uniqueness, creativity, utility, content and […]

Ideacodes and Howard Rheingold

Jan 15, 2008

Ideacodes is delighted to work with Howard Rheingold on his new video blog, In Howard’s words: “It all started when I started thinking about updating A Slice of Life in My Virtual Community, which I wrote twenty years ago. It didn’t take long to realize that a description of how I spend my time […]

Ideacodes Redesigns ReadWriteWeb

Dec 20, 2007

Ideacodes has been working with Richard MacManus, Founder and Editor of ReadWriteWeb, on a redesign of the site which launched this week. ReadWriteWeb is a leading blog that provides web technology news, reviews and analysis, and is ranked among Technorati’s Top 20 blogs in the world.

Emily Chang and the 2008 Adobe Design Achievement Awards

Dec 12, 2007

Ideacodes co-founder, Emily Chang, has been invited to be a judge for the 2008 Adobe Design Achievement Awards. The awards “honor talented and promising student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, developers and computer artists from the world’s top institutions of higher education. Reflecting the growth in the interactive design field and the importance […]

Berkeley College of Engineering Redesign

Nov 22, 2007

Ideacodes worked with the prestigious UC Berkeley College of Engineering on its website redesign, including information architecture, design and front-end code. We’re proud to have been a part of the cross-discipline team that made this redesign a success. Read more about the project.

Social Design Strategies Panel at SXSW 2008

Oct 22, 2007

Emily Chang and Max Kiesler‘s proposed SXSW panel, Social Design Strategies, has been selected for SXSW 2008.  The panel description: “Now that social networking is quickly becoming a regular feature set, designers need to understand the dynamics of designing experiences that encourage social behavior, while giving individuals a sense of privacy, personal gain, and ownership. […]

Social Design Strategies Panel at SXSW 2008

Oct 21, 2007

I’m pleased to let you know that Max Kiesler and my proposed SXSW panel, Social Design Strategies, has been selected for SXSW 2008. Thanks to everyone who voted using the panel picker. Our Social Design Strategies panel description: Now that social networking is quickly becoming a regular feature set, designers need to understand the dynamics […]

Ideacodes Featured in Netdiver

Sep 22, 2007

Ideacodes is proud to be featured in Netdiver‘s highly selective portfolio section and What’s New. Netdiver, created by the extraordinary Carole Guevin, is a digital culture magazine that’s been going strong for over a decade. It’s “one of the pioneering new media portals devoted to tutoring, empowering and stimulating creativity as well as excellence in […]