PhET Simulations: Now on tablets! And a new logo!

by Stephanie Chasteen on August 21, 2013

Two big announcements from the PhET Interactive Simulations project!

HTML5_logo_and_wordmark.svgNew!  Now for touch screens!

First, PhET has been working their techie little butts off for quite a while to port their simulations over to HTML5.  No, I didn’t know what HTML5 was before this project started either.  It doesn’t really matter except that (a) it’s a lot of work to translate an entire simulation and all the previously written code to a new HTML language, and (b) HTML5 allows the simulations to work on touch screens such as iPhones and tablets.  I ran a simulation on my iPhone for the first time today!  Pretty spiffy.  Here is their HTML5 video splash page.

Below is a video that I produced for the effort (with the expert editing of my wonderful editor, Shawna Schultz of Mass FX Media).

 

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New logo!

You might notice the fancy new logo.  It’s whimsical, dynamic, and energetic; it really says “PhET” to me.

 

 

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For comparison here is the old logo.

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