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Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media
Curated collection of links on topics like Apps, Social-media, Curation, Gamification, Data visualization, Cloud, Big Data, BI, Agile & Lean Startups, Design thinking, User Experience, Creativity & Innovation
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Gaming For Good: Concepts To Support The Climate Reality Group @PSFK

Gaming For Good: Concepts To Support The Climate Reality Group @PSFK | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
PSFK challenged top creative agencies worldwide to come up with gaming concepts that create awareness about the Climate Reality Project. Here is a shortlist of the top submissions.
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30-minute Steve Jobs: Thoughts on Life documentary on the way

30-minute Steve Jobs: Thoughts on Life documentary on the way | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
You may have seen the clip that we posted yesterday with Steve Jobs talking about his thoughts on the way that the world is built. It's a brilliant clip and one that I suggest taking ...
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How infographics jumped the shark

How infographics jumped the shark | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
We've tumbled headlong into the era of infographics.

Visual presentations of data are everywhere, popping up on every type of online publication (even VentureBeat). There are so many infographic...
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It's cloud prediction time: IDC, Gartner (and I) weigh in

It's cloud prediction time: IDC, Gartner (and I) weigh in | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Analyst powerhouses IDC and Gartner both rolled out their latest cloud computing and big data predictions and statistics Thursday morning, and while some are bold, others should have you saying "Duh." Here's what they have to say, and how that...
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Want to see your SaaS valuation skyrocket? Specialize

Want to see your SaaS valuation skyrocket? Specialize | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
If you're a Software-as-a-Service provider and want to wring the richest rewards out of an already lucrative gig, you should verticalize your services, according to a new Forrester Research report.
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Top 7 Predictions for BI in 2012 | SmartData Collective

Top 7 Predictions for BI in 2012 | SmartData Collective | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
BI Predictions 2012 photo (business intelligence) Author: Linda RosencranceSpotfire Blogger...
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Who’s driving the real cloud revolution? It’s the consumers, stupid.

Who’s driving the real cloud revolution? It’s the consumers, stupid. | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Everyone is talking about the "cloud," but is there anything new here? How is the “cloud” different from “internet” or “web?"

There is something new -- and it's a big deal -- but it's ...
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Skytap's 5 Tips For Adopting Agile IT Methodologies

Skytap's 5 Tips For Adopting Agile IT Methodologies | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
The cloud model provides convenient, affordable, and on-demand computing resources tailored for software development teams as well as augmenting in-house IT environments. Today's leading companies use the cloud to change IT to be more agile and power their agile software development teams. Below are five tips that enable them to deliver agile IT.
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Shifting Expectations: How to Adapt to New Job Responsibilities

Shifting Expectations: How to Adapt to New Job Responsibilities | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
More travel, more responsibilities, more people to manage... As your job description shifts, so to must your expectations and time allocation.
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The Kaleidoscope Mind: Some Easy Ways to Teach Creativity

The Kaleidoscope Mind: Some Easy Ways to Teach Creativity | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
You're never too old to make your mind agile, flexible, self-aware, and able to see patterns and connections that more rigid minds miss. Javier Hans is on a mission to change how the world's youth think about creativity and innovation.
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How Yoga Made Me a Better Lean Startup Practitioner

How Yoga Made Me a Better Lean Startup Practitioner | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it

My initial draw to Bikram wasn’t the pursuit of spirituality or the many health benefits, but simply finding an “efficient” exercise routine that I could fit into my busy schedule. Before Bikram, I used to frequent a gym, occasionally run, and meditate. Even at 90 mins a class, Bikram packed in a workout, meditation, and sauna in one. I gave it a shot and have been hooked ever since.

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Whaiwhai Turns Tourism into Adventure

Whaiwhai Turns Tourism into Adventure | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it

I’ve done a lot of traveling. Although I am often a picture-taking tourist hopping from one site to the next in rapid succession, one of my favorite things to do is hear the stories and learn about the local rhythms of wherever I am. There is no substitute for immersion, but it usually takes more than the one or two weeks of typical vacation time. Local hangouts and local stories are illusive, but the new app Whaiwhai aims to help travelers get the most out of a short travel experience by leading them through secret spots and local stories with a large helping of gamification.

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How Gaming Can Empower Brands Socially | ANidea – powered by the minds at AgencyNet

How Gaming Can Empower Brands Socially | ANidea – powered by the minds at AgencyNet | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it

Today, social gaming and gamification are viable means of driving awareness, engaging with your audience and even driving sales.

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Cloud Computing - Bessemer's Top 10 Laws of Cloud Computing and SaaS

Cloud Computing - Bessemer's Top 10 Laws of Cloud Computing and SaaS | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it

Running an on-demand company means abandoning many of the long-held tenets of software best practices and adhering to these new principles.

 

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The Unique Advantage Games Have Over Real Life @PSFK

The Unique Advantage Games Have Over Real Life @PSFK | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Gaming expert and commentator Tom Chatfield spoke to PSFK on The Future Of Gaming and the immense potential games have to deepen user engagement through a level-playing field.
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Bessemer Cloudscape: A map of the major cloud players

Bessemer Cloudscape: A map of the major cloud players | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Bessemer Venture Partners' Byron Deeter shares his firm's Cloudscape, a visualization of the leading companies in the cloud computing revolution, which Bessemer presented at its annual CEO Conference on cloud computing.
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Dashboard Gauges: Indulgence with Restraint | SmartData Collective

Dashboard Gauges: Indulgence with Restraint | SmartData Collective | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Tis the season of indulgence. Sometimes it is indulgence without any semblance of restraint. Case in point, the “Cherpumple” — a combination pumpkin, apple, and cherry pie framed in icing.
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Big Data, Intelligence and Multi-Faceted Innovation | SmartData Collective

Big Data, Intelligence and Multi-Faceted Innovation | SmartData Collective | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
The impact of what this diagram is communicating is BIG, and affects many aspects of enterprises that want to innovate, to be competitive, to grow, to stick around for a long while.
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Dylan’s Desk: How I learned to stop worrying and love “the cloud”

Dylan’s Desk: How I learned to stop worrying and love “the cloud” | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
As I write, the VentureBeat offices sit enveloped by a cloud. In all directions, the fog wraps our office building in a soft, gray fuzz, obscuring the views of downtown San Francisco, the bay, and ...
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Four trends that shaped cloud computing in 2011

Four trends that shaped cloud computing in 2011 | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it

In a few short years, we all have witnessed cloud computing unleash a wave of innovation in IT. Enterprises are continuing to adopt cloud-...

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The Five Signs That an Application is Ripe For the Cloud - ReadWriteCloud

The Five Signs That an Application is Ripe For the Cloud - ReadWriteCloud | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
When you're in the process of establishing your cloud architecture, figuring out what can be moved to the cloud, and when it should be moved, is job one. ...
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Fostering A Love For Learning Through Game Mechanics @PSFK

Fostering A Love For Learning Through Game Mechanics @PSFK | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
PSFK spoke about the Future Of Gaming with the founder of DimensionU, an interactive online gaming platform and learning resource intended to help students in grades K-12 hone their math and literacy skills.
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The Six Rules of Gamification

The Six Rules of Gamification | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it

While every experience is (and should be) experientially different, there are six new rules that I’ve distilled from my work. We can use these as an excellent jumping off point for the gamification design process:

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The Future Of Education: Open Source And Participatory @PSFK

The Future Of Education: Open Source And Participatory @PSFK | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
The keys to engaging people in fun and fulfilling education are to make it fun, rewarding and part of a shared project.
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The QlikView Blog: Personalizing Business Intelligence with Qliks

QlikView makes enterprise BI personal to each business user. Probably you are now all thinking about the term ““self service” BI or “ad-hoc” analysis as I mention “personalization.” What I mean by personalization with QlikView is more than these. With QlikView, business users can interact with the data in their own way, create their own analysis context, change visualization and navigate in the analysis based on their preference. This video walks you through the scenario that I cover below demonstrating QlikView capabilities enabling personalization.

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