Monthly Archives: April 29, 2011

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 […]


‘Spare me, Burke. I’ve had my psych evaluation this month.’ Ellen Ripley I was rummaging around my desk at work this afternoon and I found the result of my workplace DISC assessment from around 5 years ago. It got me thinking. I wonder if I would exhibit the same behaviour profile NOW as I did […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]