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February 9th, 2010

Halle Tecco‘s piece at Forbes, 20 Inspiring Women To Follow On Twitter, highlights ”women with a skill for putting their hearts and complex issues into 140 characters.” Of Ideacodes co-founder, Emily Chang, she says: “@EmilyChang is a designer and entrepreneur in San Francisco. Her twitter stream is full of fascinating and creative links to all things design–giving followers reasons to think outside the box.”

November 7th, 2009

Ideacodes worked with Honk on the original design and UI for their private beta release. Honk is a social platform for car shoppers that gathers and shares opinions and insights from like-minded people to make the process of discovering cars simple, social, and most of all, fun. Powering Honk’s search tool is a social recommendation engine that analyzes opinion and profile data from hundreds of thousands of new car buyers from diverse backgrounds. The result is a unique set of data that allows consumers to search for vehicles based on who they are as an individual, not just the vehicle’s body type, price, and fuel economy.

September 16th, 2009

Ideacodes co-founder Emily Chang is one of three judges for HOW Magazine’s 11th Annual Interactive Design Awards. Entries range across media – web, DVD, motion, kiosks – and disciplines, and will be judged on communication/message, navigation/usability, visual design and technical strength. Fellow judges include Liz Danzico, co-founder and Chair of the new MFA in Interaction Design Program, and Sean Donohue, VP, Creative Director of skinnyCorp. Winning entries will be featured in HOW’s April 2010 Design Annual.

September 16th, 2009

Ideacodes is thrilled to be working with Mind Over Media, a team of content and creative experts whose clients include the New York Times, Harvard Business School, Estee Lauder and American Express. Ideacodes is providing a range of services for several of Mind Over Media’s projects, ranging from web strategy, UI and UX design, to open source development.

August 5th, 2009

Emily Chang, designer and co-founder of Ideacodes, has been included in WE Magazine’s 100 Women Bloggers to Watch in 2009. WE magazine is a “woman’s online magazine, an International Digital Business & Lifestyle Magazine that made it’s debut in the fall of 2006. Our focus is on the total woman. WE’s audience consists of women who want to explore great destinations, improve their outlook on life, learn quick and easy ways to get and stay healthy, fine out about the latest technology gadgets and information, get some networking tips, become inspired as they read about women making a difference in the world and even ideas for great entertaining and learn how to more effectively and efficiently market and promote their business on and off the web.”

July 8th, 2009

Ideacodes is excited to announce that our design work on gdgt is live. gdgt is “a new kind of technology site — a social gadget platform that enables you to connect with the community through your gadgets, and connect with your gadgets through the community. It’s a place for you to engage with your devices and hang out with people who are as passionate about their gear as you are.” Congratulations to gdgt’s founders, Ryan Block and Peter Rojas, on creating this next generation gadget platform.

April 22nd, 2009

Ideacodes had the pleasure of working with the social responsibility division of MTV Networks International on the launch of the microsite for Cherry Girl, their newest global talent. At, visitors can find out more about her intriguing philosophy of life. The MTV audience will be able to check out this exciting new discovery on-air, online and via mobile when she makes her debut on the channel as part of Earth Day 2009 (April 22). See more about the project in our portfolio.

February 20th, 2009

Ideacodes co-founder Emily Chang has been nominated for the prestigious Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards 2009 program for excellence in Interaction Design. This is the first year that they will be giving an award in Interaction Design. The National Design Awards were conceived by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum ten years ago to honor the best in American design. “First launched at the White House Millennium Council in 2000, the annual Awards program celebrates design in various disciplines as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world, and seeks to increase national awareness of design by educating the public and promoting excellence, innovation, and lasting achievement.

October 29th, 2008

Ideacodes contributed to the 2008 site-wide redesign of as interaction designers and consultants. Bringing added perspective to the in-house team, Ideacodes collaborated with core members on navigation and functionality to create “delightful modes of interaction and content presentation.”

October 16th, 2008

Ideacodes worked on the design and implementation of the public website for Howard Rheingold’s Social Media Classroom, which launched today. The Social Media Classroom platform itself, developed by Sam Rose, includes a free and open-source web service that provides teachers and learners with an integrated set of social media that each course can use for its own purposes – integrated forum, blog, comment, wiki, chat, social bookmarking, RSS, microblogging, widgets, and video commenting are the first set of tools. The Classroom also includes curricular material: syllabi, lesson plans, resource repositories, screencasts and videos. Educators are encouraged to use the Colab and SMB materials freely, and there’s a hosted version of the Colab communities if you don’t want to install your own.

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