Archive for August, 2009

Aug30

#rdc2009 Hacker Wednesdays – Coding The Elements

The Rural Design Collective will be demonstrating their hard work this summer at our annual RDC Launch Party, plus we will be publishing public domain books for kids! The above book was designed by Anand Chitipothu, lead architect of infogami and Friend of the RDC.
Hello! Busy times at the RDC. Our Launch Party deadline is [...]

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Aug22

#rdc2009 Hacker Wednesdays – Making Sense of the Collection

Levi’s illustrative talents go far beyond the icons you see here – but it takes an amazing amount of creative discipline to develop simple graphics with a distinctive personality. These are created in Adobe Illustrator using a Wacom tablet and pen, which preserves the hand-drawn quality. Our hat is off to Levi!
Greetings! It is Saturday, [...]

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Aug13

#rdc2009 Hacker Wednesday – Building the User Interface

This week, we started defining the toolkit for our user interface. Scotty and Steven are working on the technical details of gathering the necessary metadata. We ran through a few quick flow tests on the XO, and there are some intermediary steps to the process of transferring the book from the USB stick to the [...]

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Aug6

#rdc2009 Hacker Wednesday – Back to the Basics

Unpacking the BookMobile at RDC Headquarters. Video by Nathan Malamud. You can track the BookMobile’s northerly migration and view video outtakes on our interactive map.

The big news this week – we are getting set up for our Second Annual Launch Party (which is essentially a fun way for us to demo all of the cool [...]

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