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What the Internet Thinks About—in an Interactive Infographic

What the Internet Thinks About—in an Interactive Infographic | Communication design | Scoop.it
What does the Internet care about? What articles do we share the most? Using the data from the Ahrefs Content Explorer, the people at Funders and Founders 

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Steve Bavister's curator insight, May 2, 5:31 AM

Interesting insight into the internet

Emilio Ruano's curator insight, May 4, 1:17 PM

At least, the concern about equality, energy and social welfare is there. I like the last one about engineers tho. Hahaha.

jose antonio gabelas's curator insight, May 15, 3:33 AM

añada su visión ...

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18 Visions Of The City Of The Future, From The Past

18 Visions Of The City Of The Future, From The Past | Communication design | Scoop.it

In 1939, visitors stood in line for hours to see the Futurama exhibit at the New York World's Fair, a detailed model imagining 1960s America. Complete with half a million tiny buildings and a million handmade miniature trees, it also visualized a network of highways crossing the country. And while the interstate system probably would have been built without it, it's arguable that the visualization—sponsored by GM—helped the roads happen.

A new exhibit called the Future City, up now at London's Royal Institute of British Architects, looks at how drawings and models of futuristic cities can shape the cities that actually are built.

"Visualizations of future cities contribute to our collective imagination," says Nick Dunn from Lancaster University "They provide us with visionary projections of how we might live. Reexamining these from a historical perspective can give us new insights and greater understanding of the developments and patterns that shape the present, and in turn, their implications for our future."


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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, March 8, 11:15 PM

I can't help but wonder how cities might look given what we know already about urban development and what often passes for planning, how quickly the promise for development dollars (or presidential libraries) can influence growth and gentrification at others' expense.

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The World as 100 People | Visual.ly

The World as 100 People | Visual.ly | Communication design | Scoop.it
The World as 100 People. This idea has been around since 1990. This is my attempt at presenting the information.

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, October 21, 2014 10:24 AM

Fascinating infographic: Very few people out of 100 have college degrees, but 60 out of 100 people are from Asia.  

Armando's curator insight, October 22, 2014 6:20 AM
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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, October 23, 2014 3:54 PM

If you want to see a detailed breakdown and find out where the data came from, here you go: http://www.100people.org/statistics_detailed_statistics.php

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Seeing Is Believing: Visual vs. Linear Content

Seeing Is Believing: Visual vs. Linear Content | Communication design | Scoop.it

"In order for our learners to see how designing information changes how it is viewed, the students this year placed their visual infographics side-by-side with their linear notes to see the transformation. It was the “ah ha” moment, when they could examine how the delivery of content mattered and how the deliberate choices in font hierarchy, color selection, and placement changed the way others perceived the ideas."


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Paul Macmullen's curator insight, October 21, 2014 6:32 PM

Useful reference for a graphically challenges creature of language such as myself :-)

 

Chris Carter's curator insight, October 21, 2014 9:47 PM

Seeing really is believing.

WhoIsAbishag's curator insight, November 2, 2014 9:32 PM

NLP Strategies.

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Why games are good for learning?

Why games are good for learning? | Communication design | Scoop.it

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Francesco G. Lamacchia's curator insight, November 21, 2013 11:48 AM

Giocando....s'impara! 

Julio Cirnes's curator insight, November 25, 2013 3:46 PM

Please teacher, more games!

Ryan McDonough's curator insight, July 7, 2014 8:19 AM

Self explanatory visual on the benefits of gaming as a means of learning. Outlined are the rewards, mastery, engagement, intensity, exercise, readiness, and competitiveness. These types of graphics need to be displayed in the classroom. There's always parents who are unsure of how gaming qualifies as teaching. Can't they just sit their kid in front of an iPad all day at home? Well, in the appropriate setting, with the right direction and guidance, games are certainly good for learning. Some people just don't know that from experience yet.

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Subtleties of Color: Connecting Color to Meaning

Subtleties of Color: Connecting Color to Meaning | Communication design | Scoop.it

'About a year ago, we published a blog post framed as a letter to NASA, asking them to stop using rainbow color scales. The post was written out of a general frustration with rainbow color scales, but especially out of seeing field experts and leaders, like NASA, using a perceptually incorrect color scale. We weren’t alone.


Robert Simmon from NASA’s Earth Observatory has been crusading for the same changes. He’s made great progress, and as a continuation of that, he’s responding to our “letter” with a brilliant series of blog posts on proper use of colors and color scales.'


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Bytes Sized: Information Storage, Visualized [infographic]

Bytes Sized: Information Storage, Visualized [infographic] | Communication design | Scoop.it

We are living in the information age. The amount of information stored, transfered, and processed is growing at a staggering rate.


From the common megabyte to the mind-boggling yottabyte, this infographic serves as a guide to understanding the world of bytes!


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The Future of Data Visualization Tools

The Future of Data Visualization Tools | Communication design | Scoop.it

Data is everywhere and well-designed data graphics can be both beautiful and meaningful. As visualizations take center stage in a data-centric world, researchers and developers spend much time understanding and creating better visualizations. But they spend just as much time understanding how tools can help programmers and designers create visualizations faster, more effectively, and more enjoyably.

 

As any visualization practitioner will tell you, turning a dataset from raw stuff in a file to a final result in a picture is far from a single-track, linear path. Rather, there is a constant iteration of competing designs, tweaking and evaluating at once their pros and cons. The visualization research community has recognized the importance of keeping track of this process.

 

Read the complete article to learn more about the future of the practice and the tools that enable designers to create thoughtful infographics and visualizations...


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World's Largest Tree Of Life Visualizes 50,000 Species Over Time

World's Largest Tree Of Life Visualizes 50,000 Species Over Time | Communication design | Scoop.it

Temple University researchers recently put together the world's largest tree of life visualized across time. The family tree of living and extinct organisms encompasses 50,000 species—only a fraction of the world's history of life—and would easily take up hundreds of pages if laid out linearly. To fit their work onto a printed page, the researchers, led by evolutionary biologist S. Blair Hedges, instead decided to visualize the data as a spiral.


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15 Ways to Beat Procrastination [Infographic]

15 Ways to Beat Procrastination [Infographic] | Communication design | Scoop.it

"Procrastination is definitely not our friend. It makes us randomly search the web, watch funny youtube videos or constantly check twitter stream instead of doing things that matter. It kills our time and leads to failure. Now it's time to beat it! Here are 15 efficient techniques to get rid of procrastination and be more productive!"


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 10, 9:21 PM

Do you procrastinate? Do some of your students procrastinate? If so, this infographic may be one you want to share. It provides 15 techniques to help you beat procrastination. Two of the techniques are listed below. Each technique includes a short description plus a how and a why. To view the other 13 click through to the post.

* Know Yourself

     How - Understand how procrastination affects your life

                Think about the habits that often cause it

     Why - Insight prevents you from feeling inadequate

                Helps you understand the causes of procrastination

* Commit to assignments

     How - List tasks that you're confident you will complete

                Make a point of crossing each task off

     Why - Rebuilds faith in your own abilities

                Commits to making good on promises

This post is geared to students in high school and college, yet you will find that many of the techniques could be shared with students in elementary and middle school.

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The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020

The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020 | Communication design | Scoop.it

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Ante Lauc's curator insight, October 18, 2014 1:48 AM

With better insight  who we are, what is our mission, the outcome will be much better. 

Gianfranco Marini's curator insight, October 18, 2014 3:30 AM

le 10 più importanti competenze e abilità per chi entrerà nel mondo del lavoro intorno al 2020.

 

L'infografica indica i principali trend e le principali competenze necessarie per lavorare nel futuro prossimo:

design mindset

transdisciplinarietà

cognitive management

collaborazione virtuale

competenze cross culturali

pensiero computazionale

competenze nei new media

intelligenza sociale

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All of Earth's land mammals by total weight in one graph

All of Earth's land mammals by total weight in one graph | Communication design | Scoop.it

Randall Munroe, a former NASA roboticist who nows draws clever geeky webcomics at XKCD, used data from Vaclav Smil's The Earth's Biosphere: Evolution, Dynamics, and Change ("plus a few other sources") to create a visualization of all of Earth's land mammals, which include us, by weight. It does certainly put things in perspective, especially when you compare wild land mammals to us and our livestock and pets.


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The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects

The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects | Communication design | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 3, 2013 8:46 PM

The graphic (above) provides a nice visual to help understand the difference between project based learning and traditional units with a final project. Where are the differences? Traditional units have lectures, activities, quizzes, a review, an exam the project. With project bases learning you begin with an event plus a rubric and then move through a series of activites that help students reach benchmarks. Project based learning is authentic learning.

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Melissa Jenkins 's curator insight, November 16, 2013 9:03 AM

Good visual as to how we should be shifting learning. 

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The Visual Signature of Your City

The Visual Signature of Your City | Communication design | Scoop.it

Social-media platforms like FourSquare and Twitter have been a boon for sociologists and geographers who now have entirely new ways of tracking how we move through cities, where we go, who we are, and even what we think of the world around us. There is one set of social-media platforms, however, that has been tougher to crack for useful data than others: photo-sharing sites.


Their metadata can illustrate where people take photos, and how active they are. But on the whole, how do you aggregate useful data about entire cities and the differences between them from the content of millions of photos on a site like Instagram?

Researchers have been working on this for the past year, and they've just posted some of the initial results from their Phototrails project here.The project is less an exploration of a specific research question, and more a first foray into what we might learn by treating user-generated photography as another source of Big Data.


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The World as 100 People / Infographic

The World as 100 People / Infographic | Communication design | Scoop.it

A demographic portrait of humanity if the world were 100 people.


From data source, 100people.org:

The world population has now reached 7 billion people. This milestone inspired us to conduct research to update our statistics, and the changes over the past 5 years are remarkable. In 2006, only 1 person out of 100 would have had a college education-- today that number has jumped to 7 thanks in part to advances in higher education in Asia. The detailed research and source information can be found here and the statistics provided by Donella Meadows in 1990 that originally inspired our project can be viewed here.
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Aurélia-Claire Jaeger's curator insight, March 29, 2013 6:03 AM

J'aime bien ce coup d'oeil sur notre monde ...

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Infographic: Watch Tweets Appear Worldwide in Real-Time

Infographic: Watch Tweets Appear Worldwide in Real-Time | Communication design | Scoop.it

By Franck Ernewein, Tweetping is a map that shows where everyone in the whole world is tweeting from in real time.


Much like Poptip’s treatment of Twitter, you’re not really meant to follow it all. Country-by-country tickers do track the total tweets, words, and characters sent since you signed on, but hashtags and @-mentions flash for milliseconds, constantly replaced by a stream of data that can’t be paused for a moment, lest the system fall perpetually behind. Meanwhile, the geolocations of each tweet make their way to a world map as a glowing dot. As the tweets pile up, so do the dots, meaning the world transforms from prehistoric shadows to blindingly bright connectivity in a matter of minutes.


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FPOV's curator insight, February 1, 2013 11:39 AM

Use Tweetping to watch your Tweets spread globally and transform a visual map of earth shadows to an illustration of bright connectivity in a matter of minutes ...

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 2, 2013 6:36 AM
Infographic: Watch Tweets Appear Worldwide in Real-Time.

"By Franck Ernewein, Tweetping is a map that shows where everyone in the whole world is tweeting from in real time.


Much like Poptip’s treatment of Twitter, you’re not really meant to follow it all. Country-by-country tickers do track the total tweets, words, and characters sent since you signed on, but hashtags and @-mentions flash for milliseconds, constantly replaced by a stream of data that can’t be paused for a moment, lest the system fall perpetually behind. Meanwhile, the geolocations of each tweet make their way to a world map as a glowing dot. As the tweets pile up, so do the dots, meaning the world transforms from prehistoric shadows to blindingly bright connectivity in a matter of minutes".


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