We produced the first working prototypes for Apple Online Service’s eWorld designed to compete with AOL. While things at the CAT group never got very far off the ground the excitement our prototype generated brought the service to life for several years and led to the evolution of today’s social media platforms.
Working with Novo Ironlight we won the Invision award for excellence in design innovation with our work on Toyota Interactive. We built the first 3D visualizer with color option selection and model customization.
We worked with Bay Networks to build an innovative marketing project and network design calculator for hubs, routers and switches. This was the first tool designing to facilitate building complex LAN networks. Bay Networks went on to be acquired by Cisco Systems.
In collaboration with the STAAC Group group we built Oracle Developer 2000 – a guide to installation and use of the Oracle database software. Learning resources are accessed through a navigable 3-D environment. With 435,000 clients in 175 countries, Oracle is the world’s first autonomous database and #1 provider of business software.
In collaboration with Turner Entertainment we built the interface for the 75 Greatest Plays of the NFL. Plays can be searched by date, players and game stats. You can see the evolution of our project here.
Building on the Google Maps API we launched the first geolocated database for properties in the Mayan Riviera. This real estate service runs a standard MLS IDX feed and can scale up as Mexico’s multiple listing services are deployed.
One of our favorite projects: Lego Mindstorms Exploration Mars. With an RF RCX block to build on, this Lego kit was among the first consumer robots that could be remotely controlled from the desktop. We produced the interface and animations for the accompanying ‘Explore Mars’ software.
Originally funded by USAID as a Research Innovations Fellowship in Agriculture (RIFA) program, the Global Fellowships for Agricultural Development (GFAD) program offers early-career professionals enrolled in agricultural and development-oriented graduate programs at all University of California campuses the opportunity to plan, engage and implement two to six-month-long international projects in developing countries.