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Beauty, Data Visualization & Web Design's Future - TED Video w/ David McCandless

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/david-mccandless-the-beauty-of-data-visualization David McCandless turns complex data sets, like worldwide milita...


Marty's Take On Web Design & Data Visualization
Had an interesting conversation with Curagami ( http://www.Curagami.com ) co-founder Phil Buckley at lunch yesterday. We were discussing my attempt to change the CSS on the Hack Headphones Shopify store I'm creating. 

I shared how I found a post on how to change the buy button. I wanted a bigger button. The problem was the post with the answer must have been 2 or more iterations behind the theme I'm using.

The change moved slightly unintelligible java to completely unintelligible code (at least for me). Where once there was a "height" variable now there were nested variables.

Welcome to the future of web design.

If a company with more Ph.Ds than almost anyone, Google, decides to float their index creating a responsive float that seems to wrap search results around searchers like a blanket WHY don't we lucky few Internet marketers realize that's the planet we are all in transit to?

The New Web Designer
Once a "website" becomes a series of interlocking "IF" "THEN" statements "designing" a website becomes an exercise in data visualization.  

Design in a variable world is different as this great data visualization TED video shares (stay with it as the visual candy gets better in the middle).  The skills need to be this "new designer" include but are not limited to:

* Spatial reasoning and intelligence.

* Ability to read and translate metrics into meaningful images (i.e. data visualization).
* Enough Javascript to choke a horse.

* Even more CSS as everything is floating in a variable galaxy.
* Understanding how variables and results should influence design, color, layout in order to increase engagement and conversion.

If this sounds like the silos between design, code, marketing, research, sales and customer service are coming down fast we agree.  


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The Science Behind Storytelling Infographic

The Science Behind Storytelling Infographic | Data Visualization and Sociotechnical Maps | Scoop.it
Brands use social for storytelling 88 percent of the time.
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Tania Tytherleigh's curator insight, July 19, 2014 8:37 PM

Storytelling is also a powerful leadership tool we can use to really connect with our staff. 

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HISTORY of WARFARE 12 / 16: Nuclear Weapons & the Cold War (720p)

PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyxptoZEGVI&list=PL0TMRyIqGIVt3WIgNrXpZ0xIokO5gaNg0.
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The Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

Nobel peace prize, nuclear weapons, peace doves, Nobelprize.org, Nobel, Nobel Prize, peace, nuclear disarmament, proliferation of nuclear weapons, Non-Proliferation Treaty, strategical nuclear warhead, tactical nuclear warhead, flash, game, edutainment, educational game, learning game, school, tutorial
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When Genius Slept

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Brilliance, it seems, is the product of a well-rested mind, not artistic all-nighters.
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Google Map Game - Business Insider

Google Map Game - Business Insider | Data Visualization and Sociotechnical Maps | Scoop.it
It's called "Smarty Pins," and works inside of Google Maps. The basic premise is that you answer a series of questions based on geography, dropping your pin on the location of your answer. Smarty Pants Paul Simon.
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Computer Models Show What Exactly Would Happen To Earth After A Nuclear War

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Theo J. Mertzimekis's curator insight, July 18, 2014 4:12 PM

I am not sure how realistic this scenario is, however, I consider it better than any other scifi movie or book describing such an incident.

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64 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information

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"Julie Greller's blog A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet features some great content for teachers. Posts are sorted by subject and grade level, and there's also a link to some free ebooks....

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David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization

http://www.ted.com David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple di...
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Complexity Rising: From Human Beings to Human Civilization, a Complexity Profile | NECSI

Complexity Rising: From Human Beings to Human Civilization, a Complexity Profile | NECSI | Data Visualization and Sociotechnical Maps | Scoop.it
The New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) is an independent educational and research institution dedicated to advancing the study of complex systems.

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