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 […]
Great kickoff session with a new client team.
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 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 MTVCherryGirl.com, 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, […]
Full day of user story card sorting.
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. […]
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 […]
Ideacodes is currently seeking expert front-end XHTML, CSS and AJAX coder(s) on a contract-to-hire basis. This isn’t a design position, rather, you’ll be coding designs and prototypes into XHTML/CSS, implementing AJAX interactions, and working closely with a designer. If you’re a hybrid designer-developer, all the better. You’ll be an integral part of our team on […]
Vox, Six Apart’s new blog service, launched on Oct 26. Vox puts the emphasis on personal blogging and sharing with friends and family. It features advanced privacy controls, a stunning variety of unique themes, powerful integration with other services like Flickr, YouTube, and more. “Blogging is fun again. With powerful privacy controls that give you […]
It’s not every day that we can teleport ourselves to the world of high fashion and style. But tonight, Friday, March 24, 2006, you can! Join us at the Stylehive virtual headquarters in Second Life for a fashion show to celebrate the launch of Stylehive.com. Don’t miss the Stylehive virtual event featuring Second Life models […]
CommunityWalk, the web 2.0 mapping community, has launched the new Explore feature. The Explore page lets you zoom into the map, select a category, or use a live search to find different public maps on CommunityWalk. You can even enter a search for a specific area of the map, or right click to zoom out. […]
Co-authored by Emily Chang and Max Kiesler of Ideacodes. On August 20, 1980, Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler were the first to summit Mount Everest without the use of bottled oxygen. They accomplished this amazing feat by doing what no other expedition had ever done. They carried all of their own gear, did no route […]
I’ve moved several times in the last nine years – five moves, three states, and two coasts to be exact. Despite these environmental and physical shifts in my life, it’s ironic that it’s the bloggers from the virtual world (kottke, hchamp, joi ito, dooce, caterina, mightygirl, and many others) that have provided a sense of […]
Since I started designing websites for universities and colleges in 1996, I’ve had numerous conversations about design, both with those on the inside (administrators, marketing communications directors, admissions counselors, information technology teams, webmasters and developers, designers, vice presidents, CIOs, alumni, faculty) as well as those on the outside (students, parents, the community, business leaders, consultants, […]
I’m now writing about more strategic and web related issues over at a new Ideacodes blog, BeingEDU.com. Being EDU™ is a weblog about strategic web design and development for college and university websites, co-authored and co-edited by myself and Max Kiesler. We invite you to take a look, BeingEDU.com, partcipate by posting comments, and if […]