Blakey and Scotese

Dr. Ronald Blakey, Professor Emeritus NAU Geology, has been working on creating paleogeographic (the geography of the ancient Earth) maps for nearly 20 years. His maps are made by plotting data and interpretations from the geologic literature and then painting

Blakey and Scotese

Dr. Ronald Blakey, Professor Emeritus NAU Geology, has been working on creating paleogeographic (the geography of the ancient Earth) maps for nearly 20 years. His maps are made by plotting data and interpretations from the geologic literature and then painting

16 year olds on plate tectonics

I was so lucky I got to take a look at feedback from 72 16 year old students on the subject “internal forces” (which includes plate tectonics). My findings: Most of the students could argue why the subject is important,

16 year olds on plate tectonics

I was so lucky I got to take a look at feedback from 72 16 year old students on the subject “internal forces” (which includes plate tectonics). My findings: Most of the students could argue why the subject is important,

Another setback

My geologist just gave me bad news: The data set I’ ve got showing plate boundaries and global coaslines doesn’t take the sea level rise into account (which means it’s not giving the correct picture of how the world used

Another setback

My geologist just gave me bad news: The data set I’ ve got showing plate boundaries and global coaslines doesn’t take the sea level rise into account (which means it’s not giving the correct picture of how the world used

From Processing to JavaScript

These days I’m all about the You Are Here interactive that I’m making, and I’ve decided to switch from Processing to JavaScript. I don’t know which library I’m using yet, but it will be either Kartograph or Polymaps. Polymaps might

From Processing to JavaScript

These days I’m all about the You Are Here interactive that I’m making, and I’ve decided to switch from Processing to JavaScript. I don’t know which library I’m using yet, but it will be either Kartograph or Polymaps. Polymaps might

You Are Here – animation

Here is a small teaser from You Are Here, today I started animating the map, so now you go back 1Ma when pressing the spacebar.  

You Are Here – animation

Here is a small teaser from You Are Here, today I started animating the map, so now you go back 1Ma when pressing the spacebar.  

Ben Shneiderman’s “Eight Golden Rules of Interface Design”

Something to live by: Ben Shneiderman’s “Eight Golden Rules of Interface Design” These rules were obtained from the text “Designing the User Interface” by Ben Shneiderman. Shneiderman proposed this collection of principles that are derived heuristically from experience and applicable in

Ben Shneiderman’s “Eight Golden Rules of Interface Design”

Something to live by: Ben Shneiderman’s “Eight Golden Rules of Interface Design” These rules were obtained from the text “Designing the User Interface” by Ben Shneiderman. Shneiderman proposed this collection of principles that are derived heuristically from experience and applicable in

Stephen Few: Sometimes Less Really Is Less

Necessary complexity — that which is meaningful and relevant to the task at hand — is useful and should therefore never be eliminated or even reduced. Instead, it should be managed. When presenting information, we manage complexity by finding the

Stephen Few: Sometimes Less Really Is Less

Necessary complexity — that which is meaningful and relevant to the task at hand — is useful and should therefore never be eliminated or even reduced. Instead, it should be managed. When presenting information, we manage complexity by finding the