These are the things I've written that are tagged "work"

Use Cases for Structure Sensor

Really happy with how the new Use Cases pages for Structure Sensor and our related software technology came together. Right now you can check out 3D Scanning with Structure Sensor, Medical Imaging, and Embedded Installations. You’ll find videos, sample output, the whole deal.

Why AeroFS offers parental leave

10 weeks paid maternity and paternity leave at 100% salary, up to 8 more at 50%. It’s not perfect but it’s a start. One of the reasons they mention for enacting this policy is to attract more senior-level candidates. I hope more tech companies follow their lead. Good on them.

Structure.io homepage refresh

So, we just launched an update to the Structure Sensor homepage, and it features some neat HTML5 / CSS3 tech. I’m pretty happy with it. It required me to learn a few things, which I’ll hopefully have time to write about here soon. It also marks the first time I’ve ever encoded video in WebM! […]

The Structure Sensor is the first 3D sensor for mobile devices

So I joined Occipital in February of this year after they put me under NDA and showed me The Structure Sensor. We launched the Kickstarter campaign yesterday. $330k in under 24 hours. We’re beaming. I built the website. It’s responsive as hell. Pretty proud of it. Thanks to my new friends at Mondo Robot in […]

Occipital

This week I’ve officially accepted a position with Occipital, helping them bring their kickass computer vision research and products to the web. You may know them from their app, 360 Panorama, which is found on most iPad demo units in Apple stores. They also created Red Laser, which is now owned by eBay. Glad to […]

The Pokayoke Guide to Developing Software

What Aaron Swartz called “All the good ideas I’ve heard in one place,” and it is chock full of them. Required reading for anyone who builds software, hires people who do, or manages them. Much of the advice can be applied to just about any profession, though.

5 Principles For Good Code

While replying to a job posting, I started writing this little manifesto of sorts as a mission statement for myself. After kicking it around a little with my good friend Jesper of Waffle Software, I felt I should open it up to the world for criticism, additions, and discussion. The format and content owes much […]

Strike Against SOPA

What I’ve been working on for the last few days: A site for the January 18th internet blackout to oppose SOPA. Sign up to blackout your site, and send requests to others.

The Details Are Everything

A new tumblr created by Me, available from now: The Details Are Everything, sifting the user interfaces and experiences I come into contact with in daily life. It is A) An excuse to write more about semi-work-involved things and B) something I’ve been threatening to do for long enough that I needed to either start […]

Usability Question du Jour

Say I’m building a website that deals with data from other websites (social and professional networks, etc), and I want users to be able to enter in their existing profile info into of the application. I can’t just ask for their current username (e.g. http://facebook.com/<yourname>), because some of these websites do not have very friendly […]

Pretend Office

Phil Gyford and some of his freelancer friends were lamenting the absense of some “normal office” actives in their lives… And a weird thing happened. With no planning, we all started acting as if we were people in a real office. Almost immediately we began to adopt characters and send officious announcements. Soon we were […]

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My name is Phil Nelson and I make beautiful objects for a troubled world in CSS, HTML, and JavaScript. I'm a designer / developer at Occipital.

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