Winning contests and prizes without ever impacting one life is not a viable business model. To create the permanent changes we desire, social entrepreneurs need to demand real-world results before offering rewards and celebrity.
Twitter enables users worldwide to keep pace with all things green – and allows organizations to broadcast reliable, current global CSR and sustainability news. If you aren’t already, make sure you follow these top 50 ‘Green Birds’ for the latest CSR and sustainability news and information.
Facebook places fun front and center to foster innovation. Here's how the social network and Schneider Electric North America infuse a sense of humor into business to capitalize on creativity. Are you tapping into the fun factor?
Many commentators and thought-leaders have observed that, in order to be effective, corporate social responsibility must be integral to a business, rather than an add-on. Too often, however, companies fall short of effectively telling that story.
The challenges so many companies face today include a tough economy, fast-changing social technology, and multiple social crises. But without effective storytelling companies have little chance to scale their socially responsible efforts by working with their customer communities and social media channels.
Gray Area Foundation for the Arts brings together the best creative coders, data artists, designers, and makers to create experiments that build social consciousness through digital culture.
A finding about Max/MSP/Jitter, applied to the creation of art and programming:
Programming can seem rather daunting when you’re a novice. Now, imagine programming for a person that considers their learning style much more conducive to visualizing a process versus seeing in code and plain text. Max/MSP/Jitter helps patch this gap for individuals seeking a dynamic toolset that allows mapping of code, and programming that enables processes to be charted and visualized. Max is predominantly used by musicians and visual artists interested in incorporating sound into immersive and interactive environments, and serves as a fantastic medium for anyone interested in creating music sets that are both dynamic and engaging.
When McKinsey & Co. released its seminal study Big Data: The Next Frontier for Innovation, Competition, and Productivity, the firm confidently predicted that the world was "on the cusp of a tremendous wave of innovation, productivity, and growth, as well as new modes of competition and value capture -- all driven by big data as consumers, companies, and economic sectors exploit its potential.
Infographics is a way of presenting information using graphics. They tell a deeper and broader story than text alone, and usually take up less space as well.
They can also communicate your information more quickly even If your audience can’t read well or doesn’t know the contained language that well.
You will need at least a basic knowledge of grids, layouts, elements and principles of design, color and typography. Also you will have to follow the same creative process as usually: understand the brief, research, ideate, sketch, refine.
Read the complete article to find out what else can be done to make your infographics more efficient...
Designing an infographic can be a difficult and research-intensive task. From all the research that is involved to making sure the design conveys the right message, some say it’s art, others would say it’s a science.
Infographic design falls somewhere between web-design, print design and data visualization and research. Let’s see what makes a great infographic...