Monthly Archives: January 2011

Jan. 29th, 2011

Summary Natural User Interfaces (NUIs) allow interaction with displayed data in a manner which mimics the physical world. They are enabled by motion or speech recognition devices, and when used properly they are more easily understood by novice users. There’s something appealing about the notion of being able to throw… read the rest of the article

Posted in: Design

Jan. 28th, 2011

We built Sporcle for Android. It was a fun project working with the Sporcle engineers. They already had the iPhone version and we created a matching Android version. Whats really great about this is that we can now compare both applications with each other and compare how they are doing in… read the rest of the article

Posted in: Mobile Development

Jan. 19th, 2011

There are times when you need to sanity check your PostGIS geometric data. The tips below help you to accomplish just that and will work with Points and Polygons. The Data In your database, the data looks like: This doesn’t mean much to most of us, so this is how… read the rest of the article

Posted in: Geographic Information Systems

Jan. 19th, 2011

Lightboxes have been in common use on the Web since the middle of the last decade, and in that time they’ve fallen in and out of favor with usability and web design experts. Some say they’re categorically bad, that they focus from content and confuse users with new UI elements… read the rest of the article

Posted in: Design

Jan. 17th, 2011

Documentation is the key to helping others understand and use the libraries that we have written. Good documentation should allow someone, with a basic knowledge,  to successfully integrate the library into their project without much effort. Bad documentation can easily remove a useful library from consideration because of difficulty in… read the rest of the article

Posted in: Software Process