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Family Map Poster

10 Dec

Behold, the Family Map promotional poster:

Family Map Poster

Promotional poster, created for the exhibition

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Coming Together

9 Dec

Family Map Interface

The Family Map Application Interface - Now with Content


The Family Map web application has really started to come together over the last few days. Currently the following content is on display at each users profile page:

  • name and location
  • weather at location
  • news data mined from keywords/user interests
  • a selection of the users last shared Flickr images
  • users latest Twitter post
  • current twitter trends based on users location (courtesy of the happn.in API)
  • interests/keywords

Apart from a lot of new content, many application features have been added since the last update and the following stands out:

  • abstract news story expands down with animation on header click (using Collapser jQuery plugin)
  • individual scrolling of left and right panel in users profile even works with multitouch (thanks to iScroll)
  • lightbox style display of images and even original news source websites inside an iframe (using Fancybox)
  • custom and layout matching scroller styling (for webkit browsers)

The following video should give a general idea of the current status:

What is Family Map?

15 Nov

Family Map is a group project in the Ubiquitous Computing course at Chalmers, Gothenburg 2010. The short description of the idea is that of a social network type service that sets out to improve relations between strong ties, like family members. The project will ultimately result in two prototypes: a web application and a supporting physical device. The purpose of this blog is primarily to capture and document the process of their creation from start to finish.