Until recently, the State Department‘s ‘Travel Alerts‘ functioned as one of the few resources available to citizens interested in gauging the security level of international destinations. In an increasingly globalized world, timely, accurate, consolidated information of any location, at any given moment is extraordinarily difficult to come by. As a result, the State Department undertook the responsibility of protecting and assisting Americans living and traveling abroad — leveraging information acquired by their organization and network of federal agencies.
That said, a recent Atlantic article highlighted another, intriguing source (that’s more our style) — an interactive map developed by Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
Continue reading Traveling Abroad? Consult this Map First.
You may have seen this new feature this morning on Google‘s home search page – a scent search feature! Google’s “Google Nose” offers a whole new web search experience by incorporating smell. Continue reading Google Nose
Keeping our systems and infrastructure maintained and running is vital to modern life. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) conducts evaluations on different types of infrastructure to determine what needs to be updated, rebuilt, etc. They recently came out with this report on Washington, D.C.’s infrastructure. Continue reading Evaluating the District’s Infrastructure
Work is never just about work. It is also, more importantly, about the people you work with. At Maga Design we’ve been lucky, even blessed, to work with many special and talented people. Juraj, one of our senior designers, epitomizes the best of our culture. He is a great designer and an even greater person.
Continue reading Are Faces Maps of Emotion?
Computers have become more and more common. First they were on our desks, then in our bags, now in our pockets. Is the next step on our faces? Continue reading A user interface for your vision?