Beautiful products depend on beautiful code
We code our own tools to write better code. Once you recognize the computer as the most remarkable tool ever and start discovering the techniques to make new tools with it, there is no stopping. You will want to innovate and improve these tools continuously.
Therefor we have software running that help development and track progress. We’re using nifty little applications that assist us to code better and faster. And we boost the tools we use, by writing our own additions and plugins.
Since code and its internal structure lies at the heart of a system, we believe that the design of that system and the design of the code is as important as the design of the interface. The design of the code can even be seen as a highly moral and political choice. Consequently these technical design decisions should be made with special care and as open and transparent as possible.
That is why we strongly favor open source software. We try to support and develop open source software as much as possible. And we support and organize open knowledge sharing initiatives, like Fritzing or META (Making Electronic Thingies in Amsterdam). Because we feel it is important, we as makers, share our research and our findings.
We also argue that good design in any field requires (at least some level of) technical fluency in that field –even if it is just to be able to build your own prototypes–. It should not come as a surprise that in the field of interaction design, this means the ability to write code.
for cross-applications prototypes
The TransparentWebView is a web browser application for Mac OS X with a transparent background. Having a see-through window with content that can be manipulated like that of a webpage, can be very usefull in quickly ‘hacking’ together a working prototype, and makes it pos…
Code Repository and Bug Tracking
Trac, together with svn is the code repository and bug tracking system we use for almost all of our projects. It is a secure online code storage system, coupled with some usefull project tracking tools allowing multiple developers and designers work together on one project and managi…
C'est ne pas un website
This site you are currently visiting is not so much a portfolio website, it is more an evolving experiment functioning as a laboratory for various web design concepts and field tests. As any website it is a work in progress, but for us it is also an experiment to see how different mo…