Monthly Archives: January 2013

SceneViz Underwater
Posted by on January 25, 2013
Posted in: legal, photomatch, SceneViz

When I first sat down with the plaintiff in a recent ocean diving injury case, I was baffled by his explanation of what happened. I’m usually pretty quick on the uptake, even for complex, technical issues. But in this case I had no frame of reference to help me visualize the event. How could he […]

Wave Energy
Posted by on January 25, 2013
Posted in: energy, environment, photomatch

Oregon looks poised to green light plans to build wave energy parks in four locations off the Pacific Coast. The Oregon Territorial Sea Plan, which is due for a vote this week in Salem, strikes a balance between the desire to develop new sources of renewable energy and real concerns about impacts on wildlife and […]

Graphical Maps
Posted by on January 22, 2013
Posted in: graphic design, legal, mapping, projects, tips and tricks

So many exciting things are happening with interactive maps, it’s easy to forget about the potential inherent in good old static graphical maps. Don’t get me wrong: interactive maps are great. They’re a wonderful tool for data visualizations. And, as viewers, we can zoom-in and -out and pan around to our hearts’ content. But as […]

Paper Folding Fun Time!
Posted by on January 16, 2013
Posted in: built projects, graphic design, inspiration

It’s December 2012. The Fat Pencil team gathers around the FPS conference table. Joshua is the first to mention it: we need ideas for this year’s holiday card. We hmm. We haw. We talk about last year’s cards. We get sidetracked on a conversation about biking infrastructure. We hmm and haw some more. Then Joshua […]

Resolutions for the New Year
Posted by on January 2, 2013
Posted in: creative community, imaging, tips and tricks

So maybe I’m a bit of a design geek. Instead of a desktop image of some HDR landscape or pink Apple(R) atmosphere or family photo, I have reference grid of common image resolutions. I made it. It’s super handy when you make as many presentations as we do. And I think it looks cool. Want […]