The folks at Clearleft and Headscape recently got together for a chat. The first 7 minutes are pretty dopey, but if you can get past the setup, the 49 minutes that follow are really interesting. They covered the following topics:
- The differences between the working practices of Clearleft and Headscape
- The beginnings of the two companies
- The pros and cons of being a total service company like Headscape or specialising like Clearleft
- The importance of passion in what we do
- Deciding when to adopt new innovations
- Whether locations affects success
- Our plans for the future
Come join us on Friday, October 16th at 6:30 PM for our next meeting. Our host and guest speaker for the evening will be Michael Calienes, the founder of Transplant and the co-founder of The Conversation Factory. The gist of the discussion will revolve around "exploring the possibilities of non-traditional marketing strategies based on today’s ever-evolving media landscape" – which is what The Conversation Factory is all about.
Over the past 19 years, Michael has worked on virtually every communications medium imaginable in both English and Spanish languages. From direct mail and online for General Motors, Discovery Channel Latin America, and SOL Sotheby’s to print and television for Nextel and NorthernLight.com, he has helped clients craft their unique brand voice, and helped make their message stick. Michael’s work has been awarded locally, nationally, and internationally at Addys, Hatch, CMYK, Print Magazine, One Show, and the Webbys.
If you haven’t already done so, please help us plan by letting me know if you plan to attend! You can shoot me an email or give me a call at 850-212-4044. I want to make sure we have enough seats, snacks, and such. The office is located at 3033 Powell Road, Tallahassee, FL 32301 (The pin on the Google Map is a little off. It’s the last driveway as you head south on Powell, just before turning left onto Eliza Road. The office is in the building located in the back right corner.)
I’m not sure how much PanorEmo costs, but I really like the idea (and the interface). You can play around with the tool on their site. It enables folks to provide emotional feedback about an environment.
I hadn’t heard of BumpTop until this morning. They describe it as a fun, intuitive 3D desktop that keeps you organized and makes you more productive. Like a real desk, but better. Now with awesome mouse and multi-touch gestures!. Some nice ideas in here… especially for tablet computers.