pathmap

pathmap is an application designed to support wellness practitioners interpret pathology results. The brainchild of nutritionist and medical consultant, Rachel Arthur, pathmap links a body of work about the detailed interplay between different aspects of pathology, biochemistry and nutrition to provide holistic insights into the patient’s condition. Like many laboratory results, pathology are generally used […]

Metadex

A system for indexing metadata, Metadex was designed to provide contextual support for text searching and allow the content management systems then under development to share information effectively. A US patent was applied before but the dot com crash took the company down before the patent was defended. Advances in text searching, artificial intelligence and […]

Seeking Throughlines Through Storylines

The Storylines interface is an exploration as well as a presentation tool. It was developed to reveal and discover throughlines as much as to present them. The reason for this is that I had never sat down and made a list of my projects, let alone examined them for throughlines or thought about identifying established […]

A Pattern Language

Christopher Alexander’s best known book, A Pattern Language sets out the 253 individual components of good design identified by Alexander and his students over 20 years of research. The foundation of most of Alexander’s work, the principles of object-oriented programming and the programming patterns movement, this work has influenced the development of computer science significantly. […]

Christopher Alexander

Architect, writer and philosopher, Christopher Alexander has taken a bottom up approach to design, identifying what makes individual components of a design good, and building from that a series of patterns that lead to good architectural design. His best known work A Pattern Language was written in 1977 and compiled thousands of these patterns as […]

CHIME

One of the founding principles of UNIX was that Text is the universal interface. While there has been much debate about that concept, we still assume that text is the key to everything from scripting languages to voice recognition. Need that be the case? What if music was the way that we interacted with the […]