Spimes: A Happy Birthday Story

Wednesday, December 11th, 02013

Over a year ago, Mike Stenhouse and I wrote and pitched a small piece of design fiction around Spimes. We anchored the discussion around one man’s birthday. In the year since, we’ve flushed out the story a bit more, but it is also amazing how many of these gadgets now exist.

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Survey Archives

Tuesday, November 19th, 02013

As we produce more and more data, we understand how to back it up and archive it, but re-activating it is what almost no one considers. We’re doing our best to preserve and save the state of the entire running system.

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Getting to your minimum hourly rate

Monday, January 21st, 02013

If you are starting your business or freelancing, you need to figure out your minimum hourly rate. It isn’t hard, but it probably factors in many more things you never considered. In this article, we’ll create a simple spreadsheet to let you know how to calculate your minimum hourly rate to keep the company afloat.

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Five Simple Steps: Designing with Data

Sunday, July 25th, 02010

Over the last 6-7 months, I have been working on an introductory book. It is over 40,000 words on the topic of charts and graphs. It is more interesting that it sounds. I managed to sneak past the editor sections about crop-circles and the holy grail.

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PaperNet Boarding Pass

Tuesday, May 25th, 02010

In an attempt to infuse some aspects of the Internet into an airlines boarding pass, many lessons where learnt about the airlines industries’ needs and requirements. This is a look from a prototype to a final product of an international airlines printable boarding pass with a touch of useful dynamic data.

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Sections: Case Studies

These are in depth write-ups of various projects, what worked, what didn’t, how things were thought out and how they were achieved. Some of these will be familiar, some won’t, some successful other not, but their binding thread is that all were worked on by Brian Suda.

Designing with Data book Link