Fri 05 Jul 2019
Topology. The talk I didn't realise I needed to see. Starting off with inter-tidal zones, a picture of a Klein bottle, into how we should be caring about the gaps and the overlaps in our projects instead of just the things (say, components?), and back around to inter-tidal zones. Danielle gave a brilliant talk that critiqued the work we do from a perspective I hadn't ever thought of but I think it may help me to structure how I think about some of the work we do in the future.
Wed 03 Jul 2019
For the third talk of the day, Amy Hupe continued the theme of thinking critically about the work we do.
Sat 29 Jun 2019
Continuing the theme of thinking critically about design systems, Inayaili bravely gave away the secrets of the trade and did some myth busting.
With the poetic beauty that we’ve come to expect from Jeremy Keith over the years, what could have been a more lovely way to start the day than how the last one ended. Alla Kholmatova gave a brilliantly unforgettable closing talk at Patterns Day 1 and she was back to open Patterns day 2.
Mon 17 Jun 2019
This website has a lot of free videos about digital painting that seem very good.
Fri 14 Jun 2019
The premise of AR Bookmarks is to add links to the real world. So that is what I did. In hindsight I see that was the wrong approach, technically. By using the name field of ARAnchor, I was able add the URL of the bookmark into the position in real world but when it came to adding a title I wasn't able to. So for a long time all bookmarks had a long URL whenever you tried to see what site they point towards. While that worked in the MVP sense of "get everything working to some extent", I prefer the MVP sense of "a small amount done well" so I knew it couldn't launch like that.
You know that feeling where you've done something but it isn't quite ready to show anyone? It's 14th June 2019 today and I wrote the first blog post about AR Bookmarks in September 2018. It's not ready to use yet, but it's getting close so I finally feel I can publish those early posts. I should have done it straight away but didn't want to put out vapourware.
Tue 04 Jun 2019
In this blog post Manuel Matuzovic explains how to build a website that proves accessibility checkers cannot be trusted to find all issues.
The moral of this story is automated accessibility checkers can fail and you should always manually test your external tools not just the product you're working on.
Tue 21 May 2019
This is a brilliant WebGL fluid simulation, shows how beautiful the output of code can be!