Regular readers probably already know more about me than they’d like, but Perry at AllBestBinoculars asked some excellent questions in our interview. Are my responses as good? Check it out!
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I’d like permission to quote you in a book I am writing. Here’s the line I’d like to use: ““In birding parlance, a “spark bird” is the species that mutates one’s benign regard for nature into a seething, immoderate interest in avifauna.”
May I quote you?
Gabriola Island, BC, Canada
Hi Sharon, feel free to quote me and let me know if you do. Good luck with your book!
I am working on a product development that may have some use and value to the birding community. I would like to get your guidance and feedback on how I might learn from people here on how such a product should work.
The product is basically binoculars with a heads-up-display. I think adding a field guide page as an overlay, visible while looking at a bird, might be a useful feature. Additionally, one can capture a snapshot or a video clip while observing a bird, as well as log geo-location information, useful in recording observations. It creates a new tool for bird watching and citizen science projects.
But to design it correctly, specifically a useful interface and feature set, it really helps to talk to people who understand birding. So I thought getting feedback here might be a good place to start.
The product is in development and not for sale, so this is not an advertising campaign, but rather a learning exercise.
I would very much like to get your thoughts on this and guidance on where and how this might be presented to birders to get their inputs on a useful design.
Hi Chris, interesting idea. Feel free to email me. I’d be happy to discuss this.