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7 Web Design Disasters Drive People Crazy

7 Web Design Disasters Drive People Crazy | Communication design | Scoop.it

A poorly designed website has real impacts, whether page views or sales. We won't hesitate to bounce away to another with a better user experience.

1. Requiring users to signup before browsing your site
2. Forgetting about multiple screens
3. Having ridiculous forms to fill out
4. Using hard to read or cutesy fonts
5. Implementing a Search bar that sucks
6. Bombarding the reader with a wall of text
7. Displaying your products with low-res images

MS - 8 Non stop animated gifs (you will discover what I'm talking about)

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Agree with all 7 of these annoying disasters and would add an 8th - too many animated gifs all running at the same time with NO STOP.

 

 


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A collection of man-made 'music' and the machines behind it

A collection of man-made 'music' and the machines behind it | Communication design | Scoop.it
Listen and learn.

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3D Printed Farm Drone Designed by Mexican Engineering Student Helps Small Farmers Monitor Crops

3D Printed Farm Drone Designed by Mexican Engineering Student Helps Small Farmers Monitor Crops | Communication design | Scoop.it
With global population exploding, perhaps few efforts are more essential today than those aimed at developing efficient and cost-effective ways of producing foo

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The photos from the drone provide a near-infrared reading that provides information concerning how efficiently plants are absorbing sunlight to facilitate photosynthesis. Farmers can use the information to adjust their distribution of water and fertilizer to their crops.

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Ensil's curator insight, July 30, 9:00 AM

The photos from the drone provide a near-infrared reading that provides information concerning how efficiently plants are absorbing sunlight to facilitate photosynthesis. Farmers can use the information to adjust their distribution of water and fertilizer to their crops.

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steve batchelder's curator insight, July 31, 2:40 AM

The photos from the drone provide a near-infrared reading that provides information concerning how efficiently plants are absorbing sunlight to facilitate photosynthesis. Farmers can use the information to adjust their distribution of water and fertilizer to their crops.

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Pictured: The animal kingdom as you've never seen it before

Pictured: The animal kingdom as you've never seen it before | Communication design | Scoop.it
The incredible images were taken by wildlife photographer Wim van den Heever, from Pretoria, South Africa, during trips to locations including Japan, Botswana and Svalbard.

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Maricarmen Husson's curator insight, August 2, 11:56 PM

Increíbles imágenes como jamás has visto tomadas por el fotógrafo Wim Van Den Heever de Pretoria Sud África durante sus viajes incluido Japón Botswana y Svalbard.

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Does ethical content curation exist? A data-driven answer

Does ethical content curation exist? A data-driven answer | Communication design | Scoop.it

We’ve been asked "how ethical is content curation?" so many times we decided to dig deep to give you a data answer: ethical content curation exists.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Curation



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We’ve been asked "how ethical is content curation?" so many times we decided to dig deep to give you a data answer: ethical content curation exists.


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Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, August 1, 2:48 AM

We’ve been asked "how ethical is content curation?" so many times we decided to dig deep to give you a data answer: ethical content curation exists.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Curation

 

Andres Garcia Alvarez's curator insight, August 1, 6:19 PM

We’ve been asked "how ethical is content curation?" so many times we decided to dig deep to give you a data answer: ethical content curation exists.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Curation

 

NikolaosKourakos's curator insight, August 2, 1:14 AM

We’ve been asked "how ethical is content curation?" so many times we decided to dig deep to give you a data answer: ethical content curation exists.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Curation

 

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A Designer's Life in 10 Hilarious Cartoons

A Designer's Life in 10 Hilarious Cartoons | Communication design | Scoop.it

There are both many privileges and many challenges that go hand-in-hand with living the life of a designer. From dealing with difficult clients to figuring out how to manage your time, the designer life has a slew of common problems -- many of which are illustrated in the hilarious cartoons below.


Read on to learn more (and laugh!) about some familiar designer problems that you most likely share with creative types across the world....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 22, 3:32 AM

Every creative person has been through these situations many times.

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A Dutch city has come up with a genius plan that could eventually eliminate asphalt roads

A Dutch city has come up with a genius plan that could eventually eliminate asphalt roads | Communication design | Scoop.it
It's the road of the future.

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Repurposed Wood Doors and Furniture Transformed into Geometric Faces on the Streets of Belgium

Repurposed Wood Doors and Furniture Transformed into Geometric Faces on the Streets of Belgium | Communication design | Scoop.it
Over the last year, Belgian painter and sculpturor Stefaan De Croock aka Strook (previously) began working with repurposed wood panels, doors, and furniture to construct giant faces on the side of buildings. The recycled wood surfaces are cut into precise geometric shapes and pieced together like

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Pedro Luque Sancho's curator insight, July 23, 8:38 AM

añada su visión ...

Stefania Pinsone's curator insight, July 25, 8:04 AM

Funny and original!

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WebAIM: Web Accessibility for Designers

WebAIM: Web Accessibility for Designers | Communication design | Scoop.it

"The focus of web accessibility is often on web development – the things that happen in HTML, CSS, or JavaScript after a site has been designed visually. Optimal accessibility should start much earlier, as part of the visual design process. We have created an infographic that highlights a few important principles of accessible design."


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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, July 18, 7:31 PM

Helpful infographic. Scroll down to view the text version and an accessible version. Do you see the differences?

Karen Olges's curator insight, July 27, 9:49 AM

Texture is very important. A mixture of media, text, pictures and links is essential to a successful website.

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LEARNing Path For Professional 21st Century LEARNing By ICT PracTICE Concept | LEARNing To LEARN | eSkills

LEARNing Path For Professional 21st Century LEARNing By ICT PracTICE Concept | LEARNing To LEARN | eSkills | Communication design | Scoop.it

In 21st Century LEARNers Know THEIR LEARNing Path. WHAT is "Professional LEARNing"!? Well, it is DIFFERENT from normal (?) LEARNing  as it provides the Students, LEARNers THE "LEARNing Path" and...



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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 20, 11:31 AM

In 21st Century LEARNers Know THEIR LEARNing Path. WHAT is "Professional LEARNing"!? Well, it is DIFFERENT from normal (?) LEARNing  as it provides the Students, LEARNers THE "LEARNing Path" and...


Annette T's curator insight, August 1, 8:42 PM

In 21st Century LEARNers Know THEIR LEARNing Path. WHAT is "Professional LEARNing"!? Well, it is DIFFERENT from normal (?) LEARNing  as it provides the Students, LEARNers THE "LEARNing Path" and...

 

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"100+ experiments in chemistry"

"100+ experiments in chemistry" | Communication design | Scoop.it
Chemistry videos for education and just for fun

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Lee Hall's curator insight, July 27, 11:07 AM

Student's will enjoy the Pharaoh's Serpent experiment.   

Chris Carter's curator insight, July 28, 1:10 AM

Oh my, my Science Teachers' Christmas just came early.

Donna Rosenberger's curator insight, July 28, 1:45 PM

Check these out, if you do not have the time or equipment to do these in class.

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Music Changes the Way You Think

Music Changes the Way You Think | Communication design | Scoop.it
Different music encourages different frames of mind

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Fair Use and Curation - Five Rules to Curate by

Fair Use and Curation - Five Rules to Curate by | Communication design | Scoop.it

By Pawan Deshpande "Recently, Kimberley Isbell of the Nieman Journalism Lab cited a Harvard Law report and published an extensive post on news aggregation and legal considerations. From a curation perspective, the whole article is interesting, but what was the most surprising was that her recommendations for being an ethical content aggregator, were the same as being an effective content curator."


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 15, 8:07 PM

The author makes a strong case for his assertion that ethical content aggregation and effective content curation are synonymous. Deshpande's "5 Rules to being an Ethical Content Curator" are a solid start on a list of best practices for curation.

Maritza Pérez Hdez 's curator insight, July 16, 8:37 AM

Reglas para el fomento de la Ética y Derechos de Autor en la #curacióndecontenidos

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How Technology is Changing the Way People Learn

How Technology is Changing the Way People Learn | Communication design | Scoop.it

"We can make all sorts of assumptions about the way technology is changing learning, but what does the science actually say? According to Alfred Spector, Google’s vice president of research, it says a lot. For example, virtual tutors have helped average students reach the top 2% of their course; video games provide immersive environments that take the bordedom out of studying; and social networks are being used to increase interaction between students."



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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 15, 10:56 PM

Technology...some argue for it and others against it, but was does the research say? This post explores current research. Sections include:

* Better at maths, worse at reading - In short, "edtech applications boost mathematics achievement, especially when individualized computer-assisted instruction is involved."

* More games, bigger brains - Research shows that playing video games can make an impact on the brain. One study cited stated "a robust positive association between the cortical thickness and video game duration in teens who invested the most time in games." Two areas of the brain, the prefrontal cortex (responsible for decision making and self-control) and the Frontal Eye Fields (which govern visual-motor processing) showed cortical matter increases.

* Selective knowledge, shallow creativity - This section discusses how technology may make it easier for us to recall information. Are we potentially "outsourcing our knowledge to digital tools"?

What do you think? Many schools are moving towards 1-to-1 digital devices to help students learn. Will this improve their outcomes at school? This post explores some of the issues that may help us choose the best ways to use digital tools, and when it may be better to approach learning using other methods.

Mel Riddile's curator insight, July 16, 8:56 AM
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Technology...some argue for it and others against it, but was does the research say? This post explores current research. Sections include:

* Better at maths, worse at reading - In short, "edtech applications boost mathematics achievement, especially when individualized computer-assisted instruction is involved."

* More games, bigger brains - Research shows that playing video games can make an impact on the brain. One study cited stated "a robust positive association between the cortical thickness and video game duration in teens who invested the most time in games." Two areas of the brain, the prefrontal cortex (responsible for decision making and self-control) and the Frontal Eye Fields (which govern visual-motor processing) showed cortical matter increases.

* Selective knowledge, shallow creativity - This section discusses how technology may make it easier for us to recall information. Are we potentially "outsourcing our knowledge to digital tools"?

What do you think? Many schools are moving towards 1-to-1 digital devices to help students learn. Will this improve their outcomes at school? This post explores some of the issues that may help us choose the best ways to use digital tools, and when it may be better to approach learning using other methods.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 16, 9:08 AM

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Green 3D Printer Prints Living Designs From Organic "Ink"

Green 3D Printer Prints Living Designs From Organic "Ink" | Communication design | Scoop.it
Project PrintGREEN is turning 3D printers into on-demand gardeners after designing a "green" 3D printer in 2013. The printer produces living prints, printing customized objects in a variety of sizes and forms. The project was created at the University of Maribor in Slovenia, conceived

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Scientists Finally Created a White Laser—and It Could Light Your Home

Scientists Finally Created a White Laser—and It Could Light Your Home | Communication design | Scoop.it
Lasers have been advancing science and threatening move characters since the 1960s, but you may have noticed they always have a distinct color. Now, a team of scientists has developed the world’s first white laser.

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Hot on the heels of Japan's strongest laser fire is "Li-Fi" laser technology: white lasers that can be used for visible light communication.

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Ensil's curator insight, July 30, 9:07 AM

Hot on the heels of Japan's strongest laser fire is "Li-Fi" laser technology: white lasers that can be used for visible light communication.

http://www.ensil.com/electronic-research

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Military drone helped look for missing schoolteacher

Military drone helped look for missing schoolteacher | Communication design | Scoop.it
Drones can also be used for good.

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Drones are much more easily deployed than conventional search-and-rescue operations. Though the teacher remains missing, the military drone was able to provide a high-tech scan of a large forested area in a short amount of time.

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Ensil's curator insight, July 30, 10:42 AM

Drones are much more easily deployed than conventional search-and-rescue operations. Though the teacher remains missing, the military drone was able to provide a high-tech scan of a large forested area in a short amount of time.

http://www.ensil.com/military-electronics-repair

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How to Optimize Your Blog for Content Distribution

How to Optimize Your Blog for Content Distribution | Communication design | Scoop.it

Good content is great to have, but it doesn’t mean much if no one sees it. You’re putting in all the work; you want all the shares, media pickup, and unique visitors you can get.

If you’re running a blog, are you sure it’s optimized for distribution? Even in this modern Web-publishing era, too many blogs are woefully behind the times: broken social counters, no CTAS, the list goes on. To make sure you’re publishing the right way, check out these tips to optimize your blog for content distribution...


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aggiungere la vostra comprensione ...

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Robotic Glove Designed To Teach Anyone How To Draw

Robotic Glove Designed To Teach Anyone How To Draw | Communication design | Scoop.it
Attached to your hand, the 'Teacher' coaches you to draw by forcing your hand to perform certain motions using haptic feedback.

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Ensil's curator insight, July 22, 2:05 PM

This robotic glove teaches hands-on skills like drawing through muscle training.

http://www.ensil.com/industrial-parts

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3D Grass Printer Lets You Produce Creative Gardens in Any Shape You Want

3D Grass Printer Lets You Produce Creative Gardens in Any Shape You Want | Communication design | Scoop.it
In 2013, students at the University of Maribor in Slovenia designed a “green” 3D printer, known as PrintGREEN, whose output has the ability to grow grass. Conceived by Maja Petek, Tina Zidanšek, Urška Skaza, Danica Rženičnik and Simon Tržan, they developed the device with the help of their mentor Dušan Zidar. The innovative invention prints an earthy mixture in a variety of shapes and sizes, allowing you to express your gardening creativity with unconventional designs.
PrintGREEN, which is a spe

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What is a 'computer' anymore?

What is a 'computer' anymore? | Communication design | Scoop.it
People used to be computers. That is, for hundreds of years, computing was the work of humans, and very often women. Then, in the mid-20th century, machines began to take on the bulk of computing work, and the definition of "computer" changed.
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Recommended summer course: Design Kit: The Course for Human-Centered Design

Recommended summer course: Design Kit: The Course for Human-Centered Design | Communication design | Scoop.it
Human-Centered Design is a seven-week course that will introduce you to the concepts of human-centered design and help you use the design process to create innovative, effective, and sustainable solutions for social change.

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The first bachelor’s degree in marketing technology launches this fall

The first bachelor’s degree in marketing technology launches this fall | Communication design | Scoop.it
Today’s guest post is written by Dr. Kevin W. Tharp, an associate professor of digital marketing technology at the University of Wisconsin-Stout — and the founder of the first ever Bachelor of Science in Digital Marketing Technology degree.

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20 photos that prove Norway is a living fairy tale

20 photos that prove Norway is a living fairy tale | Communication design | Scoop.it
The drama of Norway’s nature is hard to overstate. Incredible fjords of extraordinary beauty, cutting gashes from a jagged coastline deep into …

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Art Jones's curator insight, July 16, 6:15 PM

The Norwegian landscape is already amazing yet, thru the lens of a camera it turns into a place even more magical.

Maricarmen Husson's curator insight, July 17, 6:30 PM

Fiordos de increíble belleza, Noruega. 

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Infographic: Transforming the Digital Enterprise

Infographic: Transforming the Digital Enterprise | Communication design | Scoop.it
Findings from a new 2015 global report on digital business, by MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte, indicate that strategy, not technology, is driving digital transformation.

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Development of smart clothes for personalized cooling and heating

Development of smart clothes for personalized cooling and heating | Communication design | Scoop.it

Instead of heating or cooling your whole house, imagine a fabric that will keep your body at a comfortable temperature — regardless of how hot or cold it actually is. That’s the goal of an engineering project called ATTACH (Adaptive Textiles Technology with Active Cooling and Heating) at the University of California, San Diego, funded with a $2.6M grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E).


By regulating the temperature around an individual person, rather than a large room, the smart fabric could potentially cut the energy use of buildings and homes by at least 15 percent, said project leader Joseph Wang, distinguished professor of nanoengineering at UC San Diego.


“In cases where there are only one or two people in a large room, it’s not cost-effective to heat or cool the entire room,” said Wang. “If you can do it locally, like you can in a car by heating just the car seat instead of the entire car, you can save a lot of energy.”


The smart fabric will be designed to regulate the temperature of the wearer’s skin — keeping it at 93° F — by adapting to temperature changes in the room. When the room gets cooler, the fabric will become thicker. When the room gets hotter, the fabric will become thinner, using polymers inside the smart fabric that expand in the cold and shrink in the heat.


“93° F is the average comfortable skin temperature for most people,” added Renkun Chen, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at UC San Diego, and one of the collaborators on this project.


The clothing will incorporate printable “thermoelectrics” into specific spots of the smart fabric to regulate the temperature on “hot spots” — such as areas on the back and underneath the feet — that tend to get hotter than other parts of the body when a person is active.


“With the smart fabric, you won’t need to heat the room as much in the winter, and you won’t need to cool the room down as much in the summer. That means less energy is consumed,” said Chen.


The researchers are also designing the smart fabric to power itself, using rechargeable batteries to power the thermoelectrics and biofuel cells that can harvest electrical power from human sweat.


The 3-D printable wearable parts will be thin, stretchable, and flexible to ensure that the smart fabric is not bulky or heavy. The material will also be washable, stretchable, bendable and lightweight. “We also hope to make it look attractive and fashionable to wear,” said Wang.


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