• Now Hiring: Web Developer - New Frontier Media

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    New Frontier Media, Boulder is hiring: Web Developer. Please Note: You must become a member to see jobs posted within the last three days.

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    New Frontier Media, Boulder is hiring: SEO/SEM Manager. Please Note: You must become a member to see jobs posted within the last three days.

  • Now Hiring: Front End Web Developer - New Frontier Media

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    New Frontier Media, Boulder is hiring: Front End Web Developer. Please Note: You must become a member to see jobs posted within the last three days.

  • An Introduction to Boulder Digital Works

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    Double post for BDW today, but they really are moving and shaking up there.

    An Introduction to Boulder Digital Works from Boulder Digital Works on Vimeo.

  • Now Hiring: Freelance Software Engineer -

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    Mapleton Hill Media, Boulder is hiring: Freelance Software Engineer. Please Note: You must become a member to see jobs posted within the last three days.

  • New Editorial: See The Music: The Decemberists >>

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    Kate Lacroix is covering bands that have a high design element to their work for us. Here's her latest piece on The Decemberists.

  • BDW Students Unveil Shuttle Tracker at IxDA O11

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    This month, the students at Boulder Digital Works partnered with IxDA ’11 to bring a better conference experience to this year’s Boulder-based event. At the conference, the students unveiled “Shuttle Tracker,” an innovative digital tool to help conference attendees navigate public transportation shuttles around the Boulder community.

    Throughout the conference, the Shuttle Tracker lived on the IxDA website and on a complementary mobile version of the site: www.ixda.org/interaction/xmarks/.

    In response to attendee feedback about transportation issues at previous events, the technology was designed to let conference attendees know how and when they can get to their next conference destination at all times. The Shuttle Tracker monitored nine different conference locations throughout Boulder, including hotels.

    How it worked: Shuttle Tracker used prepaid cell phones as GPS devices, a database of latitude/longitude coordinates for each hotel and conference venue, and the Mapquest API. Every 60 seconds, Shuttle Tracker would request directions from a vehicle’s current position to each stop around its route. The system would then add up the leg times, plus an optional waiting time at each stop, to calculate the estimated arrival times. Attendees at the St. Julien Hotel, for example, could check the site and see that a shuttle would be there in 3 minutes.

    Additional elements of the program included:
    • Twitter: conference attendees could monitor @ShuttleTracker on Twitter for real-time transportation updates throughout the event.
    • Mobile: “X Marks the Spot” signage at each shuttle stop directed attendees to the Shuttle Tracker mobile site by displaying the map and URL, as well as a Microsoft Tag linking to the URL for smart phone users.

    The students are currently exploring opportunities to make this technology viable for other uses, including events, tours, public transportation and food.

    BDW Creative Credits*
    Client: IxDA
    Lead Developer: Josh Kadis
    Project Lead: Emily Smith
    Key contributing students include: Jesse Weaver, Brad Dechter, Max Miner & Charlotte Myerberg

    *Every current BDW student touched this project at some point during research & prototyping.

  • CO Should Do this for All Designers

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    According to HuffPo, a bill scheduled for a hearing on Monday in the Colorado Legislature would place stricter regulations on interior designers.

    The bill stipulates that applicants for an interior design permit must have completed some schooling from accredited interior design programs and have some experience in the industry, among other requirements. The bill would make it illegal for anyone to call themselves a "registered interior designer" without first applying with the state.

    Can we get a similar bill written and enacted for graphic designers and everyone else in this industry? There are so many people undeserving of the titles they give themselves. It'd be nice to see official documentation that proves people have been professionally trained and know what the hell they're doing.

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