At a glance...

About Us

The Arda Mada group is a small team of developers and project specialists currently providing in-person services to clients in Massachusetts and New York. We also offer full services to remote clients as necessary.

Services

We offer a mixture of services that can be categorized into training, web and graphic design, and instructional technology consulting.

Please see our services page for more information.

Contact

We appreciate you taking the time to explore our site.

Please leave us a note on the contact page if you have any questions or would like to get started on your technology goals.

Site Updates

Redesigning Clark University’s Graduate School Website, COPACE

The COPACE site after the redesign and content adjustments

Before working with us in April 2010 Clark’s graduate school website had fallen victim to changing web standards and lost compatibility with rapidly improving web browsers.

Within a few rounds of design iteration we found the fit they were looking for that matched the brand standards that ClarkU.edu had previously set.

Before After

Clark University COPACE website in March 2010 (source:Way Back Machine)

Clark University COPACE website in March 2010 (source: web.archive.org)

Clark University COPACE Website after Redesign

The COPACE site after the redesign and content adjustments

With the redesign in place, we transitioned the content and ensured each page looked great while conveying the most important information to potential students.

The design is still in place at http://copace.clarku.edu. If you’re thinking of redesigning your website, drop us a line on the contact page.

Published: May 6, 2012

Scan and OCR hand-written book pages

Book Scanner: First Prototype

Book Scanner: First Prototype (Photo credit: Yutaka Tsutano)

Do you have a box (or three) full of hand-written pages or notes that you want to start working with on a computer? Before dumping them into your scanner you’ll want to consider a few things.

  1. Do I understand the full process from opening the box of documents to editing them in Microsoft Word or Google Docs?
  2. Do I have the required hardware and software to complete the steps as I understand them?
  3. Is the expected return on the time invested positive or would it make sense to get assistance with the project?

It’s easy to rush into a project like this and find yourself hours later having made little progress toward your end goal. Depending on the documents you’re scanning, OCR, the technology that converts images into editable text, may be an insurmountable challenge with the wrong software. If you’re using a scanner that can’t advance through a stack of paper automatically, each page is going to be a chore.

If you’ve got a project like this, give a call and let us help you find the right solution. It could be the difference between treading water and making it happen.

Published: May 6, 2012