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Puck Building, soho, NYC. looking up from Jersey St (back of the building) reveals the original facade that retained all the original charm of the building.

Event Info

This month, TNSC hosts an Autumn Pie Social to get us in a sweet way toward Thanksgiving week. Will there be apple, pumpkim, pear, cranberry pie? Stop by to see and sample some lovely pastry delights.

 

BYOC. (bring your own cider)

 

Location

IconNicholson (SML Wiki)

Puck Building 8th Fl

295 Lafayette St

New York, NY 10012

 

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+ SML People

+ SML Universe

 

© 2007 See-ming Lee (Blog / Facebook / Flickr / Google / LinkedIn / Twitter / YouTube)

So.... Alex and I quit Google on Friday.

 

It's no real secret that Google wasn't supporting dodgeball the way we expected. The whole experience was incredibly frustrating for us - especially as we couldn't convince them that dodgeball was worth engineering resources, leaving us to watch as other startups got to innovate in the mobile + social space. And while it was a tough decision (and really disappointing) to walk away from dodgeball, I'm actually looking forward to getting to work on other projects again.

 

So, what's next? Starting today (Monday!) I'm joining the kids at area/code who are knee-deep in building all sorts of Big Games (remember PacManhattan? ConQwest?). Alex is moving on to IconNicholson where he took a gig as a Creative Strategist focusing on mobile and emerging technologies. (And sorry, but I don't know what Google has planned for dodgeball going forward.)

 

ps: Clear your calendar for this Saturday (April 21). A whole crew of us are dj'ing to celebrate our escape. (details + invite coming soon!)

 

Event Info

This month, TNSC hosts an Autumn Pie Social to get us in a sweet way toward Thanksgiving week. Will there be apple, pumpkim, pear, cranberry pie? Stop by to see and sample some lovely pastry delights.

 

BYOC. (bring your own cider)

 

Location

IconNicholson (SML Wiki)

Puck Building 8th Fl

295 Lafayette St

New York, NY 10012

 

Related SML Universe

+ SML Life

+ SML People

+ SML Universe

 

© 2007 See-ming Lee (Blog / Facebook / Flickr / Google / LinkedIn / Twitter / YouTube)

SML Pro Blog: Project Rebirth / 2004 / SML

 

Project Rebirth (www.ProjectRebirth.org)

Chronicling the Rebirth of Ground Zero in New York City

 

Screens (11 Total)

+ 1. Home

+ 2. Timeline: Camera C: View Cone

+ 3. Timeline: Camera C: Information

+ 4. Timeline: Today: 2004-11-17

+ 5. Timeline: Project Journal: 2003-11-23: Event: Opening of the PATH Train: Documentary

+ 6. Timeline: Project Journal: 2003-11-23: Event: Opening of the PATH Train: Journal

+ 7. Timeline: Project Journal: 2003-11-23: Event: Opening of the PATH Train: Journal Detail

+ 8. The Film: Project Journal

+ 9. The Film: Cameras

+ 10. The Rebuild about Ground Zero

+ 11. About Us: News & Press

 

Awards

+ Design Interact Site of the Week: 2004-12-20

+ Graphis Interactive Annual 3, 2005

+ One Show Interactive 2005 Merit Award

+ Web Marketing Association's WebAwards 2005: Best Non-Profit Website

 

IconNicholson Team (IconNicholson / LBi International)

+ Claudia Chow (Google / LinkedIn)

+ Katharine English (Google / LinkedIn)

+ Leslie Freeman (Google / LinkedIn)

+ Larry Burks (Google / LinkedIn)

+ Miles Kafka (Google / LinkedIn)

+ Paul Wood (Google)

+ Robert Fisher

+ See-ming Lee (Blog / Flickr / Google / LinkedIn)

+ Tim Murtaugh (Flickr / Google / LinkedIn)

 

Design Interact: Web Site of the Week (www.designinteract.com/sow/122004/)

 

Week of December 20: Project Rebirth Web Site

 

Project Rebirth is an online chronicle of the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site. As immediate and compelling as a physical visit, this project gives people the opportunity to observe and share in the progress of the reconstruction.

 

Newly released at the time the team was considering technical specifications, thisProject Rebirth Web site site uses the FlashMX development environment to full effect. Functioning as a portal to extensive content, the beauty of this Web site lies in its ability to be current and historical. With a visual design that appropriately takes a back seat to the content, it records ideas, images and interviews in their original context while also allowing for their evolution.

 

Primary content consists of a series of video images (presented in a timeline format) captured by six, 35mm time-lapse cameras positioned by Project Rebirth around the World Trade Center site. They shoot one frame every five minutes—and will continue to do so for ten years. The images enable the viewing of the rebuild as it occurs on any date; in seconds, visitors can see the footage of a single day. There are also interviews with reconstruction overseers, journals by filmmakers and video of major milestones in the redevelopment efforts.

 

Project Rebirth Web siteThe key challenge for the developers was to create an interface that would incorporate what would ultimately be ten years of film footage, that didn’t inundate visitors and yet communicated the passage of substantial amounts of time. Their solution is an interactive, XML-driven timeline that delivers fluid viewing of time-lapse footage. It provides an appropriate time-based metaphor that also does a nice job of integrating video, audio, imagery and text-based content into a single interface. The time-based experience allows access to any moment in time and provides the ability to navigate the Web site by date and/or event. Our one complaint: The link from the home page, to this main feature, looks far too much like header art. We would have liked to see billing more in line with its importance.

 

This collaborative effort between Project Rebirth and IconNicholson began in the summer of 2003 and the site launched in September 2004. On average, visitors are staying on the site 19 minutes, which is significant in comparison to Internet-wide stays at sites with similar content. Interestingly, international users comprise 30% of all visitors.

 

Robert Fisher, creative director

Claudia Chow, art director

See-ming Lee, timeline art director/developer

Larry Burks, information architect

Miles Kafka, CGI programmer/engineer

Tim Murtaugh, HTML developer

Leslie Freeman, producer

Katharine English, Project Rebirth, general manager

Paul Wood, Project Rebirth, technical producer

IconNicholson, site design and development

 

Web site: www.projectrebirth.org

Web site: www.iconnicholson.com

 

©2004 Coyne & Blanchard, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 

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©2007 See-ming Lee / SML Flickr / SML Universe. All rights reserved.

SML Pro Blog: Project Rebirth / 2004 / SML

 

Project Rebirth (www.ProjectRebirth.org)

Chronicling the Rebirth of Ground Zero in New York City

 

Screens (11 Total)

+ 1. Home

+ 2. Timeline: Camera C: View Cone

+ 3. Timeline: Camera C: Information

+ 4. Timeline: Today: 2004-11-17

+ 5. Timeline: Project Journal: 2003-11-23: Event: Opening of the PATH Train: Documentary

+ 6. Timeline: Project Journal: 2003-11-23: Event: Opening of the PATH Train: Journal

+ 7. Timeline: Project Journal: 2003-11-23: Event: Opening of the PATH Train: Journal Detail

+ 8. The Film: Project Journal

+ 9. The Film: Cameras

+ 10. The Rebuild about Ground Zero

+ 11. About Us: News & Press

 

Awards

+ Design Interact Site of the Week: 2004-12-20

+ Graphis Interactive Annual 3, 2005

+ One Show Interactive 2005 Merit Award

+ Web Marketing Association's WebAwards 2005: Best Non-Profit Website

 

IconNicholson Team (IconNicholson / LBi International)

+ Claudia Chow (Google / LinkedIn)

+ Katharine English (Google / LinkedIn)

+ Leslie Freeman (Google / LinkedIn)

+ Larry Burks (Google / LinkedIn)

+ Miles Kafka (Google / LinkedIn)

+ Paul Wood (Google)

+ Robert Fisher

+ See-ming Lee (Blog / Flickr / Google / LinkedIn)

+ Tim Murtaugh (Flickr / Google / LinkedIn)

 

Design Interact: Web Site of the Week (www.designinteract.com/sow/122004/)

 

Week of December 20: Project Rebirth Web Site

 

Project Rebirth is an online chronicle of the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site. As immediate and compelling as a physical visit, this project gives people the opportunity to observe and share in the progress of the reconstruction.

 

Newly released at the time the team was considering technical specifications, thisProject Rebirth Web site site uses the FlashMX development environment to full effect. Functioning as a portal to extensive content, the beauty of this Web site lies in its ability to be current and historical. With a visual design that appropriately takes a back seat to the content, it records ideas, images and interviews in their original context while also allowing for their evolution.

 

Primary content consists of a series of video images (presented in a timeline format) captured by six, 35mm time-lapse cameras positioned by Project Rebirth around the World Trade Center site. They shoot one frame every five minutes—and will continue to do so for ten years. The images enable the viewing of the rebuild as it occurs on any date; in seconds, visitors can see the footage of a single day. There are also interviews with reconstruction overseers, journals by filmmakers and video of major milestones in the redevelopment efforts.

 

Project Rebirth Web siteThe key challenge for the developers was to create an interface that would incorporate what would ultimately be ten years of film footage, that didn’t inundate visitors and yet communicated the passage of substantial amounts of time. Their solution is an interactive, XML-driven timeline that delivers fluid viewing of time-lapse footage. It provides an appropriate time-based metaphor that also does a nice job of integrating video, audio, imagery and text-based content into a single interface. The time-based experience allows access to any moment in time and provides the ability to navigate the Web site by date and/or event. Our one complaint: The link from the home page, to this main feature, looks far too much like header art. We would have liked to see billing more in line with its importance.

 

This collaborative effort between Project Rebirth and IconNicholson began in the summer of 2003 and the site launched in September 2004. On average, visitors are staying on the site 19 minutes, which is significant in comparison to Internet-wide stays at sites with similar content. Interestingly, international users comprise 30% of all visitors.

 

Robert Fisher, creative director

Claudia Chow, art director

See-ming Lee, timeline art director/developer

Larry Burks, information architect

Miles Kafka, CGI programmer/engineer

Tim Murtaugh, HTML developer

Leslie Freeman, producer

Katharine English, Project Rebirth, general manager

Paul Wood, Project Rebirth, technical producer

IconNicholson, site design and development

 

Web site: www.projectrebirth.org

Web site: www.iconnicholson.com

 

©2004 Coyne & Blanchard, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 

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SML Pro Blog: Morgan Stanley: Van Kampen Investments: 2005 Concept: Folders

 

Client = Morgan Stanley / Van Kampen Investments

Project = Banner Ads 2005 Concept

Concept = Folders

 

IconNicholson Team (IconNicholson.com)

Robert Fisher / Sean E. Duffy / See-ming Lee

 

Copy (provided by Morgan Stanley)

Dig... Deeper... That's our investment philosophy.

Over 400 portfolio managers, research analysts and traders.

Each one commited to leaving no stone unturned.

Van Kampen Investments.

Shine.

See what Van Kampen can do for you.

  

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See-ming Lee 李思明 SML

Design + Technology + Marketing Strategy = 設計 + 科技 + 營銷策略

Greater New York City Area

 

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Current

+ Art Director + Senior Interface Engineer at IconNicholson / LBi International

+ CCSTO = CCO + CSO + CTO at SML Universe = See-ming Lee 李思明 SML + Universe

 

Past

+ Senior Designer + Senior Interface Engineer at IconNicholson / IconMedialab

+ Designer at NicholsonNY (IconNicholson)

+ Intern / Freelance at Agency.com

 

Education

+ Yale University

 

Recommended

+ 2 people have recommended See-ming

 

Connections

+ 287 connections

 

Industry

+ Marketing and Advertising

 

Websites

SML = 李思明

SML Flickr = 李思明 + Flickr

SML Pro Blog = 李思明專業博客

 

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See-ming Lee 李思明 SML’s Summary

 

Continuing to push technology's limitations to solve complex business and design challenges in powerful + integrated ways.

 

繼續推進科技制限來解決複雜的商業和設計挑戰.

 

See-ming Lee 李思明 SML’s Specialties:

 

ActionScript 2.0 programming, art direction, graphic design, idea generation, identity design, information architecture, information design, interaction design, motion design, music composition, object-oriented JavaScript programming, photography, search engine marketing, search engine optimization, sound design, typography, user interface design, user experience design. 美術指導,平面設計,構思,形象設計,信息架構,信息設計,互動設計,音樂創作,編程,攝影,搜索引擎營銷,搜索引擎優化,音樂設計,印刷技術,用戶界面設計,用戶體驗設計.

 

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See-ming Lee 李思明 SML’s Experience

 

Art Director + Senior Interface Engineer

IconNicholson / LBi International

(Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Information Technology and Services industry)

September 2002 — Present (5 years 1 month)

 

Responsible for the strategic thinking, art direction, design as well as final technology integration and implementation of Web sites, interactive advertising campaigns and user experience strategies which lead to high client satisfaction as well as industry recognitions.

 

+ AOL Customer Experience Strategy + Interactive Demo

+ AOL Broadband Experience Modules Proof of Concepts

+ AOL Weather Channel Redesign

+ BMS LightToUnite for World AIDS Day 2005, 2006

+ BMS Reyataz + Sustiva Ad Campaigns

+ David’s Bridal Customer Experience Strategy

+ EMI Music Publishing Web Site Redesign

+ Fujifilm Technology Web Site Redesign

+ iClassics Identity + Web Site Redesign

+ IconNicholson: Social Retailing (sm) Concept

+ Regus Group Web Site Redesign

+ MasterCard Advisors Business Intelligence Portal

+ MasterCard International Ad Campaigns

+ Morgan Stanley Van Kampen Ad Campaigns

+ Project Rebirth Web Site Redesign

+ Regus Group Web Site Redesign

+ Ziff Davis Media Web Site Redesign

 

http://IconNicholson.com

 

CCSTO = CCO + CSO + CTO

SML Universe = See-ming Lee 李思明 SML + Universe

(Privately Held; Marketing and Advertising industry)

September 1976 — Present (31 years 1 month)

 

Working independently and/or collaboratively with artists, designers and engineers on projects solely based out of personal interests and motivations.

 

+ Carini Lang: Web Site 2005-2007

+ Duplexlab: Web Site 2004-2007

+ HMHnyc: eCommerce store

+ Jen Chen + Peter Evans Wedding360

+ Yale University: Athletic Department

+ Yale University: Discourses

+ Yale University: Kurosawa Film Festival

+ Yale University: The Yale Herald

 

http://smlUniverse.com

 

Senior Designer + Senior Interface Engineer

IconNicholson / IconMedialab

(Public Company; 501-1000 employees; Information Technology and Services industry)

September 2000 — August 2002 (2 years)

 

Became the first cross-competency employee in the company’s history worldwide and was responsible for planning, development and delivery of all key deliverables spanning across both design + technology disciplines. Devised and designed the first signage system for the New York location.

 

+ Advanstar: Hive4 Business-to-Business Portal

+ IconMedialab Web Site Redesign

+ IconNicholson Holiday Card 2001

+ IconNicholson Holiday Card 2002

+ MasterCard International: MasterCard Destinations

+ MasterCard International: Advertising campaigns

+ Prada Epicenter Store / New York: Prada Intranet

+ Prada Epicenter Store / New York: Prada Staff Device

+ Prada Epicenter Store / New York: Web ‘Vomit’ Prototype with Reed Kram + Rem Koolhaas

+ Songwriters Hall of Fame Web site

 

http://IconNicholson.com

 

Designer

NicholsonNY (IconNicholson)

(Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Information Technology and Services industry)

September 1999 — August 2000 (1 year)

 

Participated in primarily small projects which allowed for large amount of project influence from start to finish. Tasks include business strategy, competitive analysis, information architecture, interaction design, visual design as well as client-side technology planning and implementation.

 

+ Chubb Insurance: College Recruitment Portal

+ Chubb Insurace: Extranet

+ ebank.com

+ IBM: Small Business Solutions interactive prototype

+ WebMD: Live Events

+ Wall Street Rarities interactive galleries

 

http://IconNicholson.com

 

Intern / Freelance

Agency.com

(Public Company; 501-1000 employees; Information Technology and Services industry)

June 1997 — August 1997 (3 months)

 

Became the first non-shockwave-specialist in the company to develop and deliver a Flash application and transferred knowledge to in-house art directors and developers. Designed and developed Agency.com's second generation intranet utilizing HTML + JavaScript, marking the beginning of a multi-disciplinary career.

 

+ British Airways: Worldwide Gateway

+ GTE: Advertising Campaigns

+ Lucent Technologies

+ Wait4it.com

 

http://Agency.com

 

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See-ming Lee 李思明 SML’s Education

 

Yale University

BA, Art, 1995 — 1999

 

Major

+ Art / Concentration in Graphic Design

 

Liberal arts education

+ Art / Richard Benson

+ Art / Graphic Design / Paul Elliman / John Gambell / Michael Rock

+ Architecture / Kent Bloomer

+ Computer Law

+ Computer Science

+ Economics

+ English

+ History of Art / Vincent Scully

+ Mathematics

+ Music

+ Operations Research / Eric Denardo

+ Organic Chemistry / J. Michael McBride

+ Physics

+ Psychology

 

Graduate-level classes

+ Chinese Literature

+ Graphic Design

+ Information Design / Political Science / Edward Tufte

+ Interaction Design

 

Activities and Societies

+ The Yale Herald / Photography Editor

+ Yale's Rumpus / The Country's Oldest College Tabloid / Information Design

+ Discourses / Asian American Journal of Art and Criticism at Yale / Graphic Design

 

http://www.yale.edu

 

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See-ming Lee 李思明 SML’s Websites:

 

SML = 李思明

SML Flickr = 李思明 + Flickr

SML Pro Blog = 李思明專業博客

 

See-ming Lee 李思明 SML’s Interests:

 

Algorithms, analysis, analytics, annual reports, architecture, artificial intelligence, audio, automation, autonomous agent, ballet, blog, brand management, calligraphy, cartography, cellular automata, charts, chess, code, color theory, communication, corporate identity design, data, design theory, dictionary, encryption, faq, forms, gadgets, go, graph theory, heuristic analysis, human-computer interface, heuristic evaluation, hypothesis, ice cream, icons, information design, interaction design, journals, languages, linux, manuals, maps, marketing, moleskine, motion design, music theory, nature, network theory, non-fiction, object-oriented programming, optimization, organic chemistry, patterns, photography, philosophy, piano, protocol, puzzles, research, scrabble, scripting, search engine, self-organization, shopping, signal, sound, strategy, symbols, symmetry, symphonic electronica, synergy, systems, thesaurus, typography, user experience, user interface, visualization, wiki, wit.

 

See-ming Lee 李思明 SML’s Honors:

 

2007

+ BBC, CBC, CNet, CNN Money, International Herald Tribune, New York Times, Red Herring, Reuters, USA Today, Washington Post, Yahoo! (IconNicholson Social Retailing)

+ Step Best of Web (LightToUnite 2006)

+ WMA Outstanding Web Site (LightToUnite 2006)

 

2006

+ WMA Outstanding Website (LightToUnite 2005)

+ WMA Outstanding Website (Reyataz SoundJam)

 

2005

+ Graphis Interactive Annual 3 (Duplexlab.com)

+ Graphis Interactive Annual 3 (Project Rebirth)

+ Graphis Interactive Annual 3 (Songwriters Hall of Fame)

+ WMA Standard of Excellence (Regus)

 

2004

+ Media Magazine’s Creative Media Awards (MasterCard Weekends Matter)

+ New York Festivals Interactive Awards Merit Award (MasterCard Weekends Matter)

+ One Show Interactive Merit Award (EMI Music Publishing)

 

2003

+ One Show Interactive Merit Award (IconNicholson Holiday Card '02)

+ One Show Interactive Merit Award (Songwriters Hall of Fame)

 

2002

+ Communication Arts Site of the Week (Project Rebirth)

 

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2007-08-02

Joy Yih's 21st Birthday Party

Puck Fair, NYC

 

Never before has any IconNicholson design intern (or IconNicholson employees, really) been able to pull so many people to her birthday drinks. Watch and learn!

 

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© 2007 See-ming Lee (Blog / Facebook / Flickr / LinkedIn / Network / Orkut / Twitter / Wiki)

2007-08-02

Joy Yih's 21st Birthday Party

Puck Fair, NYC

 

Never before has any IconNicholson design intern (or IconNicholson employees, really) been able to pull so many people to her birthday drinks. Watch and learn!

 

Related Flickr Tags

IconNicholson People (Most interesting)

Joy Yih (Most interesting)

Joy Yih 21st Birthday (Most interesting)

 

Related SML Universe

SML Genius Pool

SML Life

SML People

 

© 2007 See-ming Lee (Blog / Facebook / Flickr / LinkedIn / Network / Orkut / Twitter / Wiki)

SML Pro Blog: Project Rebirth / 2004 / SML

 

Project Rebirth (www.ProjectRebirth.org)

Chronicling the Rebirth of Ground Zero in New York City

 

Screens (11 Total)

+ 1. Home

+ 2. Timeline: Camera C: View Cone

+ 3. Timeline: Camera C: Information

+ 4. Timeline: Today: 2004-11-17

+ 5. Timeline: Project Journal: 2003-11-23: Event: Opening of the PATH Train: Documentary

+ 6. Timeline: Project Journal: 2003-11-23: Event: Opening of the PATH Train: Journal

+ 7. Timeline: Project Journal: 2003-11-23: Event: Opening of the PATH Train: Journal Detail

+ 8. The Film: Project Journal

+ 9. The Film: Cameras

+ 10. The Rebuild about Ground Zero

+ 11. About Us: News & Press

 

Awards

+ Design Interact Site of the Week: 2004-12-20

+ Graphis Interactive Annual 3, 2005

+ One Show Interactive 2005 Merit Award

+ Web Marketing Association's WebAwards 2005: Best Non-Profit Website

 

IconNicholson Team (IconNicholson / LBi International)

+ Claudia Chow (Google / LinkedIn)

+ Katharine English (Google / LinkedIn)

+ Leslie Freeman (Google / LinkedIn)

+ Larry Burks (Google / LinkedIn)

+ Miles Kafka (Google / LinkedIn)

+ Paul Wood (Google)

+ Robert Fisher

+ See-ming Lee (Blog / Flickr / Google / LinkedIn)

+ Tim Murtaugh (Flickr / Google / LinkedIn)

 

Design Interact: Web Site of the Week (www.designinteract.com/sow/122004/)

 

Week of December 20: Project Rebirth Web Site

 

Project Rebirth is an online chronicle of the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site. As immediate and compelling as a physical visit, this project gives people the opportunity to observe and share in the progress of the reconstruction.

 

Newly released at the time the team was considering technical specifications, thisProject Rebirth Web site site uses the FlashMX development environment to full effect. Functioning as a portal to extensive content, the beauty of this Web site lies in its ability to be current and historical. With a visual design that appropriately takes a back seat to the content, it records ideas, images and interviews in their original context while also allowing for their evolution.

 

Primary content consists of a series of video images (presented in a timeline format) captured by six, 35mm time-lapse cameras positioned by Project Rebirth around the World Trade Center site. They shoot one frame every five minutes—and will continue to do so for ten years. The images enable the viewing of the rebuild as it occurs on any date; in seconds, visitors can see the footage of a single day. There are also interviews with reconstruction overseers, journals by filmmakers and video of major milestones in the redevelopment efforts.

 

Project Rebirth Web siteThe key challenge for the developers was to create an interface that would incorporate what would ultimately be ten years of film footage, that didn’t inundate visitors and yet communicated the passage of substantial amounts of time. Their solution is an interactive, XML-driven timeline that delivers fluid viewing of time-lapse footage. It provides an appropriate time-based metaphor that also does a nice job of integrating video, audio, imagery and text-based content into a single interface. The time-based experience allows access to any moment in time and provides the ability to navigate the Web site by date and/or event. Our one complaint: The link from the home page, to this main feature, looks far too much like header art. We would have liked to see billing more in line with its importance.

 

This collaborative effort between Project Rebirth and IconNicholson began in the summer of 2003 and the site launched in September 2004. On average, visitors are staying on the site 19 minutes, which is significant in comparison to Internet-wide stays at sites with similar content. Interestingly, international users comprise 30% of all visitors.

 

Robert Fisher, creative director

Claudia Chow, art director

See-ming Lee, timeline art director/developer

Larry Burks, information architect

Miles Kafka, CGI programmer/engineer

Tim Murtaugh, HTML developer

Leslie Freeman, producer

Katharine English, Project Rebirth, general manager

Paul Wood, Project Rebirth, technical producer

IconNicholson, site design and development

 

Web site: www.projectrebirth.org

Web site: www.iconnicholson.com

 

©2004 Coyne & Blanchard, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 

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©2007 See-ming Lee / SML Flickr / SML Universe. All rights reserved.

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