On the Floor
I've been doing a ton of iOS development lately, and out of curiosity I started playing around with Cocos2d, which is an excellent library for building 2d games. Utilizing a tutorial from the awesome Ray Wenderlich site, I started building a simple game based on a game concept from my college days, which is going back around 12 years or so now. Unfortunately, I rather quickly ran into a problem that took me quite a while to solve, so I'm going to share the solution in the hopes that it helps someone else out. Read more...
We've recently begun the transition to CS6 in the office on the design side. I was really pleased to hear that Adobe was introducing pixel snapping and the ability to input ordinates for vector shapes- it's made creating pixel perfect layouts much easier. Adobe also introduced some interesting text formatting abilities completely new to Photoshop that have been around for years in InDesign. Read more...
A few months ago now we did a report on the Social Consumer, this was Part 1 in a continuing series on the notion of the social consumer and marketing through channels (such as Social Media and SEO) that, despite the absolute imperative for firms to participate in them, are still ridiculously referred to as “non-traditional. Part 1, which dealt with the “Who and What” of the Social Consumer, can be read here. Inspired by web-events from yesterday (to be covered in Part 2: Volume Three - Title Pending), essentially what we are dealing with here are the ways in which the new world of marketing allows consumers to stick it back to companies. Read more...
Many people make the mistake of managing every little detail of a project, so much that they fall into “paralysis by analysis”; over-thinking and over-managing tends to stop projects from making any progress. At factor[e] I am very, very lucky with the team here. Everyone is skilled at their respective roles and doesn’t require a ton of managing. Read more...
Ten weeks ago I started my internship here at factor[e] design initiative as an illustrator/designer. I was beyond excited to start working in such a creative atmosphere where I could put my skills to good use. I cannot believe how fast the time has flown by and how much fun it was! Read more...
When you're faced with an important decision, it's smart to ask for advice. However, there's a very good chance that you already know what to do but you don't want to do it. This is frequently the case when accomplishing what you must do is unpleasant. Read more...