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A Huge Curated Library of Quality Icons: The IconArchive

A Huge Curated Library of Quality Icons: The IconArchive | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it

 

Robin Good: The Icon Library offers over 350,000 free icons which can be sorted by category, artist, popularity, date or searched by color, tag or name.

 

Favorite icons can be easily collected, organized and shared with others and can be used across different operating systems.

 

The library exists since 1994 and it has been growing steadily, by collecting quality icon designs from capable artists and supporting the best ones by purchasing their icon licenses.

 

Good stuff and free to use. Recommended.


Check it out now: http://www.iconarchive.com/

 

 


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Collaborate, Markup and Discuss Image Collections Online: Marqueed

Collaborate, Markup and Discuss Image Collections Online: Marqueed | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Marqueed is a web service which allows you to create collections of images that can be shared, marked up and used for discussion with partners or clients.

 

Ideal for graphic design and visual communication projects Marqueed makes it extremely easy to bookmark and capture from the web or to directly upload (or drag and drop) most type of images as well as PDF files into easy to arrange collections.

 

Each image can be marked multiple times by highlighting specific areas and it is possible to place comments, requests and replies next to each markup point.

 

You can receive immediate notifications via email for any message or change to a collection while being able to directly upload images from Google Drive (and soon from Dropbox too).

 

Free to use.

 

Try it out now: https://www.marqueed.com/

 

 

KF:  Similarly, this system could just as easily be used for a range of eductaional purposes. Including the obvious feedback and guidance on design and art tasks, but also on identifying features of an image (think maps, schemata, layouts, blueprints, landscapes, etc).  Can be used effecitively by teachers and students alike.

 


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6 Deadly Sins of Data Visualization

6 Deadly Sins of Data Visualization | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it
You’re a marketer. And half your job is marketing your ideas. Like it or not, you have to be good at proving your point, ‘cause being right isn’t enough. You have to justify the time, dollars and effort required for your internet marketing campaign. In the meeting room struggle for resources, your best weapon is great data presentation.

Events tell a story. and people more easily follow a story told visually than one told verbally.

Want to get better? Avoid these six gigantic visualization mistakes...


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Free Photos - Free Images - Royalty Free Photos - Free Stock Photos - FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Download free and premium stock photos and illustrations for websites, advertising materials, newspapers, magazines, ebooks, book covers and pages, music artwork, software applications and much more. All our free images are of high quality, produced by our community of professional stock photographers and digital illustrators.

Royalty free photos for corporate and personal use

Our free photos and illustrations are ideal for corporate, personal and educational use. Every image is free, with an option to buy larger images at reasonable prices.

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flickrCC

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Creative commons licensed pictures on flickr...

 

The panel on the left of the original displays the first 36 photos matching your search term. Click on any of these thumbnails to get a slightly larger image and the attribution details displayed in the right hand section. Right click the image and 'save image as' if you want to use this size, or click on the link in the attribution text to go to flickr and chose a different sized image. Don't forget to include the attribution text in any work you produce using the picture.

 

To use the web app. just enter a word (or words) into the textbox. Click on 'find' and you'll get all photos with a CC license that match *all* the search word(s) in the picture's title, tags or description (sorted in order of 'interestingness', the photo voted most interesting first). The CC licences for a default search are: "Attribution License", "Attribution-NoDerivs License", "Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License", "Attribution-NonCommercial License", "Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License" and "Attribution-ShareAlike License"

 

If you want to edit a photo, you'll need to restrict the search to just those licenses that allow derivatives. Checking the 'for editing' box ensures that just those photos licensed: "Attribution License", "Attribution-NonCommercial License", "Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License" and "Attribution-ShareAlike License" are returned

 

Either way you're going to have to attribute the picture. I always use a CC license on my material, and don't go in for commercial uses, so the other varieties of CC license are irrelevant to me personally, YMMV.

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10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics | Edudemic

10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics | Edudemic | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it

People love to learn by examining visual representations of data. That’s been proven time and time again by the popularity of both infographics and Pinterest. So what if you could make your own infographics? What would you make it of? Even if you’re a tech-savvy designer and illustrator, it can’t hurt to check out some of the work on these sites for inspiration.

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5 Big Prezi Updates You Should Know About | Edudemic

5 Big Prezi Updates You Should Know About | Edudemic | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it

Prezi, a free interactive presentation creation tool, has just added a couple new features that will be really fun for teachers to try out when they head back to class. Prezi also announced some other fun news that’s worth knowing about. It’s all wrapped up in nice, easy-to-digest bits below:


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Dropmark® — organize, collaborate, and share

Dropmark® — organize, collaborate, and share | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it
Dropmark® allows you to drop files right from your computer, or the web, to create organized collections—bringing together information like never before.

 ...Say goodbye to Powerpoint. Every Dropmark collection can be viewed as a fullscreen presentation. Mix images, videos, websites, and more.


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50 Totally Free Lessons in Graphic Design Theory

50 Totally Free Lessons in Graphic Design Theory | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it

While many of us can create something that looks good in Photoshop or attractive when spliced into CSS, but do we actually understand the design theory behind what we create? Theory is the missing link for many un-trained but otherwise talented designers. Here are 50 excellent graphic design theory lessons to help you understand the ‘Whys’, not just the ‘Hows’.

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Adobe Education Exchange

Adobe Education Exchange | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it
The Adobe Education Exchange is a free online community for Primary/Secondary and Higher Education faculty and staff to meet, share, discuss, and collaborate on topics of interest to the Adobe education community.
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Color Combinations in Slide Design

Color Combinations in Slide Design | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it

The color combinations you place on slides significantly affect their visual impact and appeal. Keep in mind the following characteristics: Reds, oranges, and yellows are referred to as warm colors. They tend to...


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9 Step Guide to Creating Marvelous Infographics

9 Step Guide to Creating Marvelous Infographics | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it
“Information can be useful -- and even beautiful -- but only when it’s presented well.” So how do you go about creating such an amazing infographic? I have 9 steps that may just help you.

 

Read more:

http://blog.mindjet.com/2012/07/9-step-guide-to-creating-marvelous-infographics/

 


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Infographics

Infographics | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it

A useful and very comprehensive resources around using and creating infographics. Books, online tutorials and resources and a range of samples. 

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Pics4Learning | Free photos for education

Pics4Learning | Free photos for education | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it
Thousands of copyright free and copyright friendly images and photos for teachers and students.

 

Pics4Learning is a safe, free image library for education. Teachers and students can use the copyright-friendly photos and images for classrooms, multimedia projects, web sites, videos, portfolios, or any other project in an educational setting.

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Instant Web Slideshow on Any Topic: Google Image Slideshow

Instant Web Slideshow on Any Topic: Google Image Slideshow | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Google Image Slideshow is a free web-based app which allows you to easily generate online slideshows from Google Images search results.

 

An advanced search feature allows you to specify: 

a) whether images need to come from a specific web site

b) what size they need to be

c) whether they are auto-protected with "safesearch"

d) what dominant color you want
e) what kind of image type (clipart, face, illustration, lineart)
f) what kind of license the images need to be under

Example: http://www.googleimageslideshow.com/#advanced/search-advanced-query=tropical+beach&site=&safesearch=Moderate&imageSize=Large&colorization=--&colorFilter=--&fileType=--&imageType=--&rights=--

Try it out now: http://www.googleimageslideshow.com/

 

 


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Free Icons for your presentations

Free Icons for your presentations | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it
Free Icons Section containing 68 Icon Sets: Socialize Part 5, Travel and Tourism - Part 1, Architecture Blueprint, Stylistica, Christmas Magic, Coquette Part 9, Socialize Part 4...

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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, September 2, 2012 11:07 AM
Good scoop. Added to my Power of Icons scoop from yesterday on Design Revolution. Thanks, Marty
Robert Sims's curator insight, March 14, 2013 10:34 AM

These icons will help learners associate visual elements with their learning!

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Picture to People - Online Graphic Effects

Picture to People - Online Graphic Effects | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it

This site has a huge collection of photo and graphics effects that you can use to transform your images or text. The layout of the site could be better, but if you take some time to look through all the different effects that are possible you'll soon find your way around.


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Helena's comment, September 27, 2012 7:51 PM
My teen book club are going to love this as we go about rebranding their image.
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10 Reasons How Bad Infographic can Damage Your Business | All Infographics

10 Reasons How Bad Infographic can Damage Your Business | All Infographics | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it
Infographics on How creating Bad Info graphics can damage and ruin business health and marketing concept forever on Business marketing on information graphics...

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10 Tips for Making Beautiful Slideshow Presentations

1. Know your goal | make each slide count 2. Plan it out | in some detail 3. Avoid templates | they have the uglies 4.

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Flowchart software - Free and no download required with Gliffy Online

Flowchart software - Free and no download required with Gliffy Online | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it

Drawing a professional-looking flow chart, data flow diagram, or decision making process has never been so easy. With an intuitive interface that works just like the office applications you are used to, Gliffy's free flow chart software helps you create and share an endless variety of flow charts.


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How to Create Pro Slides in Less Time: Don’t Worry, Be CRAPpy

How to Create Pro Slides in Less Time: Don’t Worry, Be CRAPpy | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it

If you want to create beautiful, impactful, and audience-centered slides but don’t have 20 hours or more to devote to designing a slide deck, just remember the acronym C-R-A-P, and create slides that embody strong Contrast, Repetition, Alignment, and Proximity...


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How To Design Your Own Infographics

How To Design Your Own Infographics | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it

Infographics seem to be a real trend today, with new ones popping up daily on all sorts of subjects. From mortgages to ice cream, estimating software to infographics about infographics, there is very little now that hasn't been 'visualised' in some form. Many people don't realise that the term information graphic, or 'infographic' was first coined over 100 years ago, with the Coxcomb chart by Florence Nightingale in 1857 being one of earliest recognised examples. They have existed in many forms since then, but only in the past few years have infographics developed into the art form we know today.


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Use infographics to keep your website visitors interested

Use infographics to keep your website visitors interested | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it
It is important to keep your blog readers and website visitors interested in the information you share. Coming up with creative and eye-catching ways to grab the attention of online users is extremely crucial in having people visit and return to ...

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Stipple - put your images and information together

Stipple - put your images and information together | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it

Stipple lets you put information inside your images. It links your images back to you wherever they go.


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Linda Alexander's comment, July 27, 2012 9:10 AM
I rescooped this article and then read the contract and decided that their conditions were iffy for most photographers and artists and took down the post. Read their contract, especially this section:

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Using Graphics To Improve Learning: The eLearning Coach: Instructional Design and eLearning

Using Graphics To Improve Learning: The eLearning Coach: Instructional Design and eLearning | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it

Although no one can say that visuals are always superior to words, the principle known as the picture superiority effect should convince you that using effective visuals will improve learning. The principle states that people generally have a better memory for pictures than for corresponding words.


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