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November 23rd, 2007

Ideacodes worked with the prestigious UC Berkeley College of Engineering on its website redesign, including information architecture, design and front-end code. We’re proud to have been a part of the cross-discipline team that made this redesign a success. Read more about the project.

November 6th, 2007

Ideacodes is working with a Palo Alto based stealth startup on their new digital lifestream and multi-channel aggregation platform. Ideacodes will be providing strategic consulting, branding and identity, UI design and user experience design.

October 22nd, 2007

Emily Chang and Max Kiesler‘s proposed SXSW panel, Social Design Strategies, has been selected for SXSW 2008. The panel description: “Now that social networking is quickly becoming a regular feature set, designers need to understand the dynamics of designing experiences that encourage social behavior, while giving individuals a sense of privacy, personal gain, and ownership. How do you create a symbiotic relationship that maximizes discovery, game-play, connections and communication? We’ll examine a breadth of examples and explore their pros and cons.” The SXSW Interactive Festival takes place in Austin from March 7 – 11, 2008 and features five days of programming about the latest in technology. “Attracting digital creatives as well as visionary technology entrepreneurs, the event celebrates the best minds and the brightest personalities of emerging technology.”

September 21st, 2007

Ideacodes is proud to be featured in Netdiver‘s highly selective portfolio section and What’s New. Netdiver, created by the extraordinary Carole Guevin, is a digital culture magazine that’s been going strong for over a decade. It’s “one of the pioneering new media portals devoted to tutoring, empowering and stimulating creativity as well as excellence in design projects by the international community involved in the design industry and beyond.” Carole writes: “Ideacodes is an award-winning strategic design consultancy in San Francisco who create social applications, concept-driven websites, web products, integrated marketing, and sustainable technology solutions and was co-founded by Emily Chang and Max Kiesler, a multiple-listing Netdiver alumni.” Thanks to Carole for the honor.

September 15th, 2007

Ideacodes is pleased to announce that we’re working with Richard MacManus, editor and founder of Read/WriteWeb, to redesign the user interface, provide brand and identity refinements, and create new XHTML/CSS for Movable Type 4 integration. Read/WriteWeb is a leading weblog that provides web technology news, reviews and analysis, and is ranked among Technorati’s Top 30 blogs in the world. It’s also the lead blog in the Read/WriteWeb Network, a growing network of blogs about web technology, which include last100, AltSearchEngines, and Read/WriteTalk.

June 29th, 2007

Save the North Shore is a volunteer, non-profit website devoted to preserving the environment and culture of the North Shore, Oahu, and raising awareness about the proposed expansion plans. This site was created as a labor of love by Ideacodes. Our hope is to raise awareness about current situation in the North Shore, to support the work of Keep the North Shore Country and the Defend Oahu Coalition, and to provide resources for anyone to take action. Please visit the site to learn more.

May 31st, 2007

Ideacodes’ client, Stylehive, has launched a brand new feature called Style Communities. Tons of top brands – like InStyle, The Gap, ShopBop, Design Public, Craftzine, Readymade, Ron Herman – have started up their own Hives for their biggest fans, and anyone can join. If you’re a social shopper, check out the new featured communities. Retailers, publishers, and bloggers, learn more about becoming a partner.

May 1st, 2007

In Idea To Execution: The Team Behind Twitterverse at Wired’s Epicenter blog, Adario Strange writes: “Snooping around the web I found this interesting early idea sketch from the creators of Twitterverse (see below). Over the weekend I got in touch with web designer and Twitterverse co-creator Emily Chang of Ideacodes for an explanation…”I did the sketch in March as my partner, Max Kiesler, and I were debating a Twitter mashup called It’s an experiment we’re doing in our free time to mine and archive the public timeline show popular words and phrases from Twitter.” See the post at Wired.

April 14th, 2007

Ideacodes co-founder Emily Chang will be part of The Hybrid Designer panel at the Web 2.0 Expo, April 15-18, in San Francisco. The Web 2.0 Expo is “an annual gathering of technical, design, marketing, and business professionals who are building the next generation web. Web 2.0 Expo features the most innovative and successful Internet industry figures and companies providing attendees with examples of business models, development paradigms, and design strategies to enable mainstream businesses and new arrivals to the Web 2.0 world to take advantage of this new generation of services and opportunities.”

April 10th, 2007

Ideacodes is pleased to launch our first release of Twitterverse, a mashup and a visualization layer that mines and archives the public timeline of Twitter and provides a visualization of the most commonly used words in a given time period.

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