Josiah Wiebe

This is my personal tumblelog. I'm also known as @josiahwiebe on Twitter. I'm a founding partner at Collectif.

Friday night pizza making with my lovely wife @ktsud #vscocam

Friday night pizza making with my lovely wife @ktsud #vscocam

natgeofound:

Snow hides begrimed houses, laundry, and slag in coal mining town in British Columbia, 1966.Photograph by James L. Stanfield, National Geographic

natgeofound:

Snow hides begrimed houses, laundry, and slag in coal mining town in British Columbia, 1966.Photograph by James L. Stanfield, National Geographic

Prismatic for iOS & Why designing content systems is hard »

In the end, a successful project is never done. It is never perfect. If you aren’t learning from it, then you’ve given up. It’s a constant process of assessing the landscape, making hard choices and accepting trade-offs. It takes passion, dedication, design, engineering, planning, talent, time, iteration, research, occasional moments of blind faith and a dozen other things I’ve forgotten to mention. If you’re lucky enough to have all those things, you need only rely on perseverance, though a dash of patience and funding doesn’t hurt. Today is an enormous step forward for them and their product. It represents these things and whole lot more to me personally.

Fantastic post by Geoff Teehan. Rings true in so many ways. Teehan+Lax did a great job with Prismatic.

Looking at these photos again… I’d love to be back in Norway again.

Looking at these photos again… I’d love to be back in Norway again.

I was digging through some old journal entries today, and I found this study that I had written up while in Europe, after I had just hitchhiked somewhere.

Today I thought of an interesting study that could be performed at home.

Action: hitchhike the corridor between Morden and Winkler.

Parameters: both a weekday and weekend, both directions. perhaps performed over several weeks.

Observations: spend driving time asking a series of questions. perhaps record the conversation, or take notes.

  1. categorise the person; age, gender, job, family (single, kids, etc)
  2. observe their vehicle
  3. examine the upkeep of the interior/exterior of the vehicle
  4. observe driving habits
  5. inquire about carpooling
  6. inquire about hitchhiking
  7. public transportation- would it be useful or cost-effective
  8. work- what are their hours, start/end times, etc
  9. other passengers? 

Results: compose a report examining the demographics of people in this area who are likely to pick up a hitchhiker. are they inclined to help a stranger? compare this to their individual opinion of carpooling (relationships with friends/colleagues vs. strangers). is public transit a good idea? what is the most common start and end of the workday for people who commute?

A similar study could be conducted on PTH32. Recently, the issue of dividing the highway has resurfaced as a political agenda and popular issue. There is certainly a high volume of vehicles, but what is the number of actual people? Are these mostly one person to each car? Could this volume be reduced significantly by carpooling, or a transit system? Co-operative taxi are effective in many places around the world; would it be feasible to start a co-op transit company?

jondueck:

A series of posters for the theoretical movie festival Bitmap: Films of 1983. We were given about three black and white images per poster and could only use one per poster. All posters needed to be based on the same grid. Made for my Typography course at Red River College.

My business partner makes good looking stuff. Well done Jon.

natgeofound:

American bison charge through heavy snow in Yellowstone National Park, November 1967.Photograph by William Albert Allard, National Geographic

Would love to see this…

natgeofound:

American bison charge through heavy snow in Yellowstone National Park, November 1967.Photograph by William Albert Allard, National Geographic

Would love to see this…

A hike in the valley with my lovely wife @ktsud #vscocam

A hike in the valley with my lovely wife @ktsud #vscocam