Aug 04, 2011

The Way We Hacked: Looking Back at Hot’s Inaugural Hackathon

Hot Studio’s first-ever Hackathon, which wrapped on Monday, represented a unique opportunity for both the company and the Hackathon’s participants. For Hot, the Hackathon was a kind of internal experiment, a way of kickstarting new ideas and seeing what small teams could achieve in the space of just one weekend.

Jul 28, 2011

Hackathon Winners Announced

As the dust settled from the weekend’s work, six teams participating in Hot Studio’s first-ever Hackathon gathered on Monday to present their projects to our esteemed panel of judges: Hot’s Chris Jones, Principal of Strategy and Engineering, Foodspotting cofounder Alexa An

Jul 25, 2011

Hot Studio’s Inaugural Hackathon: The Recap

The inaugural Hot Studio Hackathon kicked off last Friday morning at 10:00am, as the six Hackathon teams—Greater Good, Hot Pockets, Team Platypus, The Deciders, Team VizBox and Seahorses Forever—settled into Hot’s Howard Street headquarters for a weekend of research, brainstorming, design, and coding.

Jul 21, 2011

Hot Studio’s First-Ever Hackathon Happens This Weekend

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This coming weekend, on July 22 and 23, team members from across Hot Studio will bring pizza, beer, and some of their best ideas to Hot’s first-ever Hackathon.

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May 13, 2011

The iPhone Tab Bar: Lessons Learned

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Brian van Veen
Senior Visual Designer

Petter Silfver compares different tab bar designs from popular iPhone apps and expresses a deeper understanding into Apple’s subtle design decisions—things that perhaps you haven’t noticed before. He also shares his thoughts on a couple of do’s and don’ts:

May 10, 2011

GOAB iPad App Brings TV Watching Into the Internet Age

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Shalin Amin
Senior Visual Designer

Syzygy Lab’s concept promises a television-remote app that acts as a TV Guide, social network, and shopping mall all in one.

Apr 29, 2011

iPhone RFID: Object-based Media Like Augmented Reality

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Chris Jones
Principal, Strategy & Engineering

The following is a demonstration of using RFID tags in an augmented reality-like experience. Imagine what could be done when Walmart starts putting RFID tags in the clothes they sell.

Apr 26, 2011

Why Mobile Web is the Foundation of the Best Mobile Design

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Holly Hagen
Senior Visual Designer

Like most new wave mobile designers out there, I became interested in the mobile space ever since I got my first iPhone. And while I was an iPhone user, it was great. Well, sort of... To be more specific, Safari on the iPhone was great and those damn Angry Birds sucked me into gaming again. All of this could not balance out my hatred for how much making calls on the phone blew (but who really uses that feature anyway?) and I really didn't jive with the ecosystem of apps (and still don't).

Apr 14, 2011

Location-based Data Visualization

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Matt Carlson
Principal, Strategy & Design

SimpleGeo and Polymaps make me wish I could code. Or even pretend that I could code. These sites do some amazing things with data visualization and maps.

Then again, I could always use Stamen's online mapping tool, prettymaps. Just enter my location and voilà!

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