QuadCamera: Continuous Shooting With your iPhone Camera

QuadCamera: Continuous Shooting With your iPhone Camera

Jan 18, 2009

QuadCamera is the the 4th release by Art&Mobile of their ToyCamera series and features continuous shooting. Just press the button, and it takes 4-8 serial shots to create one image in multiple dimensions and repetitions: a 4×2 portrait, 4×1, 2×2 landscape, and 8×1 landscape (as shown below). This is great for fast action and motion […]

Creating Panoramic Photos With Your iPhone

Creating Panoramic Photos With Your iPhone

Oct 22, 2008

One of the main reasons I use my iPhone is to take quick photos. Even though the 2 megapixel camera isn’t the highest quality, it’s the convenience and added iPhone functionality (eg. emailing) and the applications that I enjoy. One of my new favorite apps is Pano by Debacle Software (download from iTunes), which lets […]

QR Codes: Mobile Tagging

QR Codes: Mobile Tagging

Oct 17, 2008

I’ve heard about QR codes for years and Googled for them long ago before they were readily available for consumers, but for some reason tonight, they popped into my mind again and I decided to look them up. I was excited to see that you can make your own QR code easily online. In simple […]

WordCamp 2008

Aug 19, 2008

WordCamp is a one day event organized by the creators of WordPress for users and developers. This year’s event was held on Saturday at Mission Bay Conference center and featured talks by a range of people. In his “State of the Word” address, Matt Mulllenweg mentioned this was the largest ever WordCamp with over 400 […]

iPhone 2.0.1

iPhone 2.0.1

Aug 5, 2008

The new update came out earlier today. I tweeted it, but I’ve been busy with work all day and night. I’m just getting to updating my phone now. If you’ve updated, have you noticed any improvements with your iPhone performance?

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 […]

Free Trial for Paid iPhone Apps

Free Trial for Paid iPhone Apps

Jul 16, 2008

I twittered, “shouldn’t there be a free trial period for paid iphone apps?” Twitter stream response:

Spore Creature

Spore Creature

Jun 19, 2008

Made my first creature tonight using the just-released Spore Creature Creator. I wanted to go for a cute creature and preferably a herbivore. Since it’s a trial, there are limited samples for creature parts so there were only carnivorous mouths :) Look forward to the full version so there’s a greater tool set. Mostly, I […]

I'm Goosh-ing

I’m Goosh-ing

Jun 4, 2008

I came across Goosh.org yesterday through someone’s tweet and I’m in love. Goosh, a “UNIX-like command-line interface for Google,” combines the search functionality of Google with the simplicity of command line. It brings me back to the days of using Pine for email. Goosh is written by Stefan Grothkopp and dubs itself “the unofficial Google […]

News Flow

Jun 3, 2008

UPDATE 6/3: Akan from Plurk comments below that Plurk was NOT acquired by Pheltup. Tonight browsing Plurk, I saw heyitskenn’s plurk about the service being acquired by Pheltup I had first heard about Pheltup through a tweet by msippey, and then saw the launch party on Upcoming. I hadn’t heard of their acquisition of Plurk […]

Web 2.0 Expo, San Francisco, 2008

May 3, 2008

I really enjoyed O’Reilly’s Web 2.0 Expo this year, which took place in San Francisco on April 22-25. The Expo is a companion event to the Web 2.0 Summit, and “an expanded, inclusive gathering for the technology and business communities through a combined conference and tradeshow.” I’ve been fortunate to be part of the planning […]

New Interface Paradigms

New Interface Paradigms

Feb 26, 2008

It still strikes me as fascinating that the iPhone and the OLPC (or XO) laptop were both released in the last year, and yet they’re such radically different “computing” and communication devices and concepts. I’ve spent some time playing simultaneously with the iPhone, the XO or OLPC laptop, and my regular computer combo – an […]

Now Your Plants Can Call or Twitter You

Now Your Plants Can Call or Twitter You

Feb 25, 2008

Botanicalls is a project by students at the NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program. It’s “a system that was developed to allow plants to place phone calls for human help. When a plant on the Botanicalls network needs water, it can call a person and ask for exactly what it needs. When people phone the plants, the […]

Young Women Driving the Social Web

Feb 24, 2008

In an article at the NY Times last week, the writer states that “research shows that among the youngest Internet users, the primary creators of Web content (blogs, graphics, photographs, Web sites) are not misfits resembling the Lone Gunmen of “The X Files.” On the contrary, the cyberpioneers of the moment are digitally effusive teenage […]

Super Tuesday Online

Super Tuesday Online

Feb 5, 2008

I always get excited when it’s an election year, but particularly this one because it’s been eight long years. Two web projects related to the U.S. election caught my attention today. First, the New York Times, Design Observer and AIGA teamed up to create an initiative in citizen journalism. The Polling Place photo project accepts […]

Lifestream to APML

Oct 21, 2007

A few weeks ago, I added a link to my APML (Attention Profiling Markup Language) on the side of my about page thanks to Chris Saad, Co-founder and CEO of Faraday Media, the creators of Particls and co-author of APML. I’m using their product, Engagd, to create my APML file. While I’m still importing RSS […]

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 […]

PicoCool: Cool Content from Real People

PicoCool: Cool Content from Real People

Sep 10, 2007

After spending the last two years as eHub, obsessively profiling and trying out almost every web application that’s come out, I’ve decided to try something different from a new perspective. I just launched PicoCool, a site that’s dedicated to bringing you tiny and obscure content from the world of peer media, social networks and subcultures. […]

T-shirt Microblogging Mashup

T-shirt Microblogging Mashup

Sep 9, 2007

Reactee has mashed-up it’s services with Twitter to create a great hybrid of two services that I already like independently. Reactee has created an easy way to make your own t-shirts customized with your Twitter username. I’ve already made mine (http://reactee.com/emilychang) and purchased one. You can get your Twitter Reactee here. eHub did an interview […]

Purging Drafts Into Pico Posts

Purging Drafts Into Pico Posts

Sep 4, 2007

Ever since I started using Twitter, Tumblr, and Stikkit, it seems I haven’t been able to finish a blog post. Instead, I’m just Twittering, collecting, reading, posting: generally zipping through the electronic universe leaving a varied trail of my activities and thoughts. This speedy trip has its ups and downs. On the one hand, I […]

Robot Sculptures

Robot Sculptures

Jul 29, 2007

Gordon Bennett makes robot sculptures out of old and new found objects.  “The parts are found in various places including garbage dumps, basements, construction sites, and garage sales. They are inspired by Norman Bel Gedes and Raymond Loewy whose visions of the “Modern Age” helped shape industrial design of the 40’s and 50’s.” I love […]

Twitterverse Launches

Twitterverse Launches

Apr 10, 2007

Ideacodes is pleased to launch our first release of Twitterverse, a mashup and a visualization layer that mines and archives the public timeline of Twitter and provides a visualization of the most commonly used words in a given time period.  Twitter, the hot new product by Obvious, is a “sophisticated, device-agnostic, social message routing system […]

Flickr Turns 3

Flickr Turns 3

Mar 5, 2007

It’s hard to believe Flickr has only been around for a few years. It seems like I’ve been using it much, much longer than three years. That’s testament to its lure, success, and the community that has sprung up around both the service and the lifestyle. Flickr is a seamless part of my digital life. […]

Thoughtful Reduction and the Miniaturization of Expression

Mar 2, 2007

As I was designing for a client web application today, I kept living through John Maeda’s first law of simplicity: thoughtful reduction. The goal was to design a new comments system for parts of the site so members were more likely to leave little notes for each other. In order to make it fun and […]

My OS Doesn’t Work Like My Mind

Mar 1, 2007

I’m still thinking about simplicity/minimalism vs. experiential and emotional experiences. If memory is strongly attributed to adrenaline, then shouldn’t we design for optimal emotional attachment? Or, do we design so it’s “so simple” that you don’t have to think about it? The folder-file organizational structure of current operating systems (OS) does nothing to trigger emotional […]

My Data Stream

Feb 19, 2007

After a year and a half of using social applications heavily, I recently had to revisit the plan to aggregate all my activity into one data stream. As the calendar rolled to 2007, I kept wishing I could look at all my social activity from 2006 in context: time, date, type of activity, location, memory, […]

Self-Sousveillance

Feb 12, 2007

I came across this post while looking for information on attention recording and one of the paragraphs regarding self-documentary really resonated with me. Greg Yardley writes: I’m also running the Attention Recorder because I’m afraid of forgetting. When I studied Russian history, some time ago, I was struck by just how little remained of people, […]

SXSW Interactive Panel

Feb 12, 2007

A few months ago I was asked by Tom Markiewicz, CEO of EvolvePoint, to be on a panel about “Using RSS for Marketing” for the SXSW Interactive Conference coming up March 9-13 and I gladly accepted. The other panelists include Bill Flitter of Pheedo, Greg Reinacker of NewsGator, and John Jantsch of Duct Tape Marketing. […]

Women 2.0 Entrepreneurship

Feb 12, 2007

I was glad to see two interesting initiatives this week related to women and girls in technology. The first was Entrepreneurial Night by Girls’ Middle School in Mountain View and held at Google. Ten groups of seventh grade girls made their pitches to a room full of venture capitalists. In his post at BusinessWeek, Rob […]

Social Visualization, Looking Inside Out

Feb 9, 2007

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been thinking about different aspects of data visualization (see an earlier post). Patterns in the Ecosystem Since my first job on the web as a graduate assistant information designer, I’ve been interested in web metrics, thanks in large part to my friend and mentor, Rebecca Bernstein, the founder […]