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  • BiofusionDesign | Social networks
    on image to view full size Click on image to view full size Via nytimes com My Social Network Idea Nov 19 2007 One comment Personal Social networks By Vu Nguyen I was working hard on the portfolio section for this Web site I spent a lot of time trying to write it in AS3 0 using good OOP practices so later I can just attach a simple PHP mySQL backend and make it a content management system for my projects I was close to finishing it but then I realized that what I did would only benefit myself and nobody else While working on the portfolio site I wrote a little nifty piece of code that can be used to put a slideshow together in no time I am planning on releasing that so you can download and use it But I still didnâ t feel like the project worth the efforts Few months ago a friend of mine started a social network that is a copy of facebook but for Vietnam you can view it here He invited me to be a part of it but we couldn t come to an agreement as of what would be my responsibilities in his company I dropped out of the project At that time I had a few ideas for a social network of my own and was studying the tools necessary to do that After talking to a few close friends I decided to start a social network on my own My idea is to have a social network that target media professionals As the industry is going through a major transition from print to digital many professionals are left behind This site should help them learn the new tools necessary to work with the web It will also

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  • BiofusionDesign | Sports
    been made in the game alongside shots blue triangles and goals red circles you can build an intriguing picture of how the match progressed For instance the detail of Spainâ s surprise defeat to Switzerland comes to life in the graphic at the top of the page while an overview of all the action can be gleaned by looking at data from all the matches so far Thanks Martin Carbon footprint of the 2010 World Cup Jun 21 2010 2 Comments Infographics Sports By Vu Nguyen Click on image to view full size The World Cup is one of the most celebrated events in the world with millions of people gathering together to rejoice the spirit of sportsmanship an glory The competition also serves as an important economic catalyst for the country that has the honor to host it But besides all the fanfare the competition can also have negative effects on the country especially on its environment EU Infrastructure magazine s graphic is based on the data from a report by the Norwegian Embassy While South Africa and the rest of the continent may be pursuing renewable forms of energy the world s biggest sporting event will have anything but an environmental benefit with a report saying the carbon footprint of World Cup 2010 will be six times that of the last competition four years ago in Germany However it s not just the influx of fans flying in from around the world to see the games contributing to the footprint in fact the majority of carbon was caused in the build up to the tournament But there is hope However it s not all bad news In a bid to cut emissions from cars and public transportation systems South Africa has constructed the Gautrain a high speed rail network that will transport fans around the country There are also projects to reduce fossil fuel consumption such as a US 10 million scheme to install solar panels and efficient lights on the streets stoplights and billboards of the six host cities via EU Infrastructure NYT The evolution of the World Cup Ball Jun 12 2010 Post a comment New York Times Sports By Vu Nguyen Fascinating photographs by Jens Heilmann a German photographer are used in this nytimes com s interactive timeline showing the evolution of the world cup ball since 1930 Accompanying the photo of each ball is a short story of why it is significant If you are in the mood for it you can also watch the video of the photographer talking about this project below Continue reading Another FIFA World Cup 2010 interactive calendar Jun 7 2010 Post a comment Sports By Vu Nguyen Click on image to view the calendar A few days ago I wrote about this gorgeous print schedule of the World Cup 2010 designed by Martin Oberhà user now we have a flashy online version to play with over at marca com It is a nicely looking although a bit confusing

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  • BiofusionDesign | Tutorials
    reusable so your application remains maintainable Breaking views into small reusable chunks of code is one way to do that Below is the result of what we are going to build in this tutorial The chart shows monthly unemployment rate since 2005 from the U S Bureau of Labor Statistics Continue reading Cooking an MVC framework for data visualization Hello World Apr 27 2010 One comment Programming Tutorials By Vu Nguyen For the last few years MVC frameworks have become a hot topic in the developer community Many people love them and for a good reason They make writing code much easier and more fun to do The programs written in MVC are more scalable and easier to maintain One of the biggest benefits is that if you learn one you can probably learn others pretty quickly A few words about my background I am a web developer and designer who specializes in data visualization I have been using a few MVC frameworks such as Django ASP NET MVC and more recently iPhone SDK for my work and I can tell you they are very similar Since I am still learning these concepts myself please let me know if I don t make sense or I am completely wrong I promise I won t feel bad about it Preparation In this series of tutorials I will introduce you to the MVC world You will learn how to make your code cleaner and your applications more modular Along the way you will learn a few useful design patterns one of which is MVC and how to apply them to your work Although the main focus is on building a data visualization framework many techniques are applicable to any kind of work These tutorials assume that you have general knowledge of object

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  • BiofusionDesign | Typography
    fuck what Picasso We don t all have seventy three weights of stick up my ass Helvetica sitting on our seventeen inch MacBook Pros Sorry the entire world can t all be done in stark Eurotrash Swiss type Sorry some people like to have fun Sorry I m standing in the way of your minimalist Bauhaus esque fascist snoozefest Maybe sometime you should take off your black turtleneck stop compulsively adjusting your Tumblr theme and lighten the fuck up for once Read the rest of the story Fine typography from Ben Crick May 7 2010 Post a comment Design Typography By Vu Nguyen A few words from the artist Im a Visual Communications Student Currently In my fourth and final year at the University of Technology Sydney I love all styles of design and iv tried my hand at as many of them as I can I think as a designer it is our job to be able to adapt styles and be as versatile as possible I like to think of it as developing my bag of tricks Head over to his portfolio for more beautiful typography Handmade fonts Dec 17 2008 One comment Design Typography By Vu Nguyen Vladimir Loginov and Maksim Loginov from www handmadefont com designed a beautiful and unique set of fonts Here are a few of my favorites There are a lot more here if you want to check them out Toaster Handwritten Concrete and rock Continue reading Browse by category 3D Apple Architecture Arts Awards winners Books Cartoons Design Expedia Funny Illustrations Infographics Maps Miscellaneous msnbc com New York Times Open source Personal Politics Portfolio Programming Social networks Sports Travel Tutorials Typography Videos Browse by date March 2013 December 2012 April 2012 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 February

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  • BiofusionDesign | Videos
    a comment Videos By Vu Nguyen via Kim Jon Stewart on BP oil spill Jun 23 2010 Post a comment Funny Politics Videos By Vu Nguyen The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon Thurs 11p 10c Day 62 The Strife Aquatic www thedailyshow com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party via Infrastructurist Collection of inspiring infographics videos 5 May 26 2010 One comment Infographics Videos By Vu Nguyen Slagsmà lsklubben reinterpretation of Little Red Riding Hood by Tomas Nilsson How Will You Manage by Kronos and XPLANE History of the Internet by Melih Bilgil Continue reading Nature by numbers May 17 2010 Post a comment Videos By Vu Nguyen Cristóbal Vila created this mesmerizing short movie about the present of numerical patterns in nature In his words Artists and architects have used since ancient times many geometrical and mathematical properties we could take some examples simply by observing the refined use of the proportions by architects from Ancient Egypt Greece and Rome or other Renaissance artists like Michelangelo Da Vince or Raphael But what is more surprising for me is that many of these properties and mathematical developments are also present in NATURE We could find countless cases but I wanted to refer only three of them on this short animation The Fibonacci Series and Spiral The Golden and Angle Ratios The Delaunay Triangulation and Voronoi Tessellations Via FlowingData Animations explaining the Gulf of Mexico oil spill May 5 2010 2 Comments Videos By Vu Nguyen Al Jazeera released a couple of informative animations explaining the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico Thanks Nicolas Ramallo Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 Browse by category 3D Apple Architecture Arts Awards winners Books Cartoons Design Expedia Funny Illustrations Infographics Maps Miscellaneous msnbc com New York Times Open

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    for the homepage and landing pages in August 2012 At that time the design team were A B testing a few different homepage concepts One of the main challenges we faced was convincing the leadership that we had to change the homepage Since it had not been significantly changed for years and people don t like big changes every time we tried something drastic it affected the bottom line It took awhile but my team came up with a concept that got the company excited After a long process of negotiation we decided that we would go ahead and completely redesign the homepage and launch it in beta mode We wanted to let people opt in instead of force them into the new design That way we could get enough traffic to test what s working without affecting the bottom line too much We got buyoff from the leadership team and we started the planning process Note To opt in go to expedia com and click on the Show Me button below the header Make sure you leave some feedback Continue reading Browse by category 3D Apple Architecture Arts Awards winners Books Cartoons Design Expedia Funny Illustrations Infographics Maps Miscellaneous msnbc com New York Times Open source Personal Politics Portfolio Programming Social networks Sports Travel Tutorials Typography Videos Browse by date March 2013 December 2012 April 2012 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 February 2010 January 2010 November 2009 August 2009 May 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 February 2008 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 Latest projects Responsive homepage redesign at Expedia Today Moms site responsive design Responsive design at msnbc com Msnbc com new mobile site design for modularity The answer is in the stars View more projects People I admire A List

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    super talented people we came up with this responsive design concept The site is built on the new platform that we built in early 2012 There are a few great ideas behind this concept and I want to highlight a couple that makes me smile Desktop homepage Continue reading Browse by category 3D Apple Architecture Arts Awards winners Books Cartoons Design Expedia Funny Illustrations Infographics Maps Miscellaneous msnbc com New York Times Open source Personal Politics Portfolio Programming Social networks Sports Travel Tutorials Typography Videos Browse by date March 2013 December 2012 April 2012 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 February 2010 January 2010 November 2009 August 2009 May 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 February 2008 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 Latest projects Responsive homepage redesign at Expedia Today Moms site responsive design Responsive design at msnbc com Msnbc com new mobile site design for modularity The answer is in the stars View more projects People I admire A List Apart AIGA Alberto Cairo Andre Michelle AS3 Design Patterns blog Data Mining blog Flowing Data Information Aesthetics Innovative Interactivity Interactive Narratives Mark Boulton News Designer Stamen design Subtraction by Khoi Vinh Typographica Visual

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    large scale one like msnbc com Given that most other large news organizations have released their websites for these devices we wanted to challenge ourselves to do something better Continue reading Life since last post Apr 18 2012 Post a comment Personal By Vu Nguyen I haven t been very active lately mostly due to an incurable desease called laziness I know I shouldn t be making excuses but I do have a few other reasons I am happy to say that I now am a proud father to a super cute 3 month old boy His name is Adrian and I look forward to teaching him some mad programming skills Yep it all happened rather quickly When I stopped posting in late 2010 my girlfriend and I were planning our wedding After the wedding she immediately got pregnant I swear I didn t do it on purpose Since then life have been pretty hectic for me as I had to stop being a baby and grow up was preparing to be a father In the mid of all that I got promoted to lead the mobile and devices team at msnbc com Apparently if you are good enough to be a father you are also good enough to tell other people what to do So during the last 18 months I learned a lot about designing for touch devices We started using ASP NET MVC for our new publishing platform at work so I got to learn a lot of C as well In early 2011 with a friend and my wife we built a prototype for our own web startup It was a recommendation engine for people who enjoy good food Although we never finished the project I have grown a lot as a developer So that s

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