Concept: Greenhouse gas calculator app

What is it? A concept I had in 2009 for a mobile device that calculates your greenhouse gas emissions. What does it do? Calculate greenhouse gas emissions based on user input. Total emissions are expressed as black balloons that fill the screen of the mobile device. The black balloon campaign was an initiative of Sustainability Victoria.

ds106: Some advice from an outsider*

Dear future ds106er So you’re not from around there huh? You live half-way around the world, in a different time and a different place. You follow the twitter stream of a guy called @jimgroom. By chance you find out about some digital storytelling course called ds106. The course is ran outta the University of Mary Washington (UMW) in Virginia, USA. Apparently they’re now offering this ds106 course to anyone. It’s like, massive, open and online. You’ve heard people call this kinda course a MOOC. Sounds exciting huh? You’re curious about …

Concept: Learning Object assembler

What is it? A portable app for mobile devices that allows user to assemble a learning sequence of Learning Objects. What does it do? Provides an interface between a repository of data(learning objects) and a trainer. Mobile view provides a proxy version of LO to reduce data usage. The sequence created by trainer can be annotated, tagged with metadata etc. The sequence can be shared with others!

Concept: Air guitar app for mobile devices with an AR extension

What is it? It’s an air guitar app for mobile devices (iPad, iphone, droid phone) with an AR extension. What does it do? The air guitar app allows user to jam to their favourite songs. The app also contains a collaborative feature that allows other instruments to be added to the mix. For example, the band can grow from a trio to an orchestra. The AR extension allows user to see the instrument that is being played. The AR extension can also display customisable musician specific details such as the…

ds106: Design Assignment 43 – The City of Lost Children

Design assignment 43 brief Create a TV/movie poster that captures the essence of the story through the use of minimalist design/iconography. The City of Lost Children I chose the film The City of Lost Children as the subject for this minimalist design assignment. Some of my favourite features of the film are the relationship between One and Miette, the lush emerald-green colouring and the Cyclops.

Incomplete work: BusBuddy – Flash app for mobile phones

What is it? BusBuddy was an exercise in developing a Flash-lite based bus timetable application for my Nokia N95. The concept for BusBuddy came about from my need for an accurate timetable for bus and train services I used in my daily travel to work. What did it do? BusBuddy provided discrete bus and train timetable data on demand. So, what features did it have? BusBuddy used web services to access bus and train timetable data. At the time, timetable data was only available as PDF. Downloaded PDFs were to…

Concept: A scheduling app for students

What is it? A scheduling app for students that operates on mobile devices. What does it do? The app can connect to existing student records/results services and display: Class/tutorial dates and times (Semester/Year) Assessment/assignment due dates (Semester/Year) Assessment/assignment completion status. For example, the status update could read ‘you have completed 2 of 5 assignments. There are 3 more to complete.’ Student and public holidays Alerts for any changes to schedule. For example, change of classroom location, date, time or cancellation. Location of student in relation to classroom. For example, the…