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Top Stories for 2013

Top Stories for 2013 | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Karen Dietz's insight:

It’s always fun to review the year and see what my reader’s most favorite articles were. So here’s the list for 2013!

 

The first list contains the ones that received the most views. The second list has the posts that generated the most buzz.

 

If you missed any of them, go grab them now. Have fun and I can’t wait to see what 2014 brings :)

 

Most Views:

  1. Presentations Infographic -- http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it?q=presentations+infographic%3A+making  
  2. 7 Tips to Beautiful PowerPoint Presentations -- http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it?q=7+tips+to+beautiful
  3. 10 Examples of Storytelling Web Design -- http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it?q=10+examples+of+storytelling+web
  4. 5 Powerful Ways for Opening a Presentation -- http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it?q=5+powerful+ways
  5. Seven Steps to Perfect Stories?? -- http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it?q=seven+steps+to+perfect+stories
  6. 8 Steps to Creating A Great Storyboard for Innovations -- http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it?q=8+steps+to+creating
  7. Storytelling – the #1 Business Skill for the Next 5 Years -- http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it?q=the+%231+business+skill
  8. Why Your Brain Loves Music (and Stories) -- http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it?q=brain+loves+music
  9. Using Story in Design, Innovation, Problem Solving -- http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it?q=using+story+in+design%2C+innovation
  10. Big Marketing Activity Coloring Book -- http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it?q=big+marketing+activity+coloring

 

 

Most Buzz:

  1. Create Great Video Stories -- http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it?q=create+great+video+stories+with+new
  2. Creating Great Images With Quotes -- http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it?q=creating+great+images+with+quotes
  3. How to Create Storied Videos to Capture Your Audience -- http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it/p/4010657482/2013/11/08/how-to-create-storied-videos-to-capture-your-audience
  4. 7 Tips to Beautiful PowerPoint Presentations -- -- http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it?q=7+tips+to+beautiful
  5. 7 Great iPad Apps for Creating Comic Strips -- http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it?q=7+great+ipad+apps+for+creating


Happy New Year everyone! Let's rock it in 2014!


This was review written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling atwww.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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Patricia Stitson's curator insight, January 3, 2014 12:51 PM

Thanks for the insight Karen!

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Sci-Fi Writer Bruce Sterling Explains the Intriguing New Concept of Design Fiction

Sci-Fi Writer Bruce Sterling Explains the Intriguing New Concept of Design Fiction | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it

Sci-Fi Writer Bruce Sterling Explains the Intriguing New Concept of Design Fiction...One intriguing new way to think about the future is through the concept of “design fiction.” When you first hear the phrase, it sounds slightly nebulous. One usefuldefinition calls design fiction “an approach to design that speculates about new ideas through prototyping and storytelling.”


Previews of the future! This article is all about the emerging links between product development, design, and storytelling into a new innovation paradigm.


The article itself doesn't explain much (unfortunately) about design fiction or diegetic prototypes. We really need a clearer, less muddied article (it is not well written), with more about both of these concepts. But the 2 accompanying videos help.


This field is so new that their design fiction or diegetic prototypes have yet to mature into clear problem-resolution structures in their storytelling. But I am sure they will get there as the field crystallizes.


What does this mean for you?

  1. As a small business, continually use design principles in the creation of your business and your products/services. In the design, walk through how your customer will experience your product/service. Focus on the experiences, not static benefits.
  2. For large companies, focus your development teams on designing and storytelling skills to build innovative product/service worlds.

Of course, both of these suggestions is dependent on first collecting customer stories to understand their problem to solve, and then using story gathering sessions with customers instead of focus groups to further find those desired innovations.


Bottom line: we know good design & design principles.  Many people still need to know good storytelling and story principles to really make this work. That means companies really need to hire great storytellers to work with desing teams for innovation success.


In the end, enjoy reading/watching/learning about this new trend. Truly we are in for some future treats.

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Using Story in Design, Innovation, Problem Solving

Using Story in Design, Innovation, Problem Solving | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
How narrative intelligence can help everyone design solutions and generate useful data.
Karen Dietz's insight:

I really like how this author, Denise Withers, talks about how our narrative intelligence (our knowledge of story structure, and our story thinking ways) can be applied in business to solve problems, help decision making, and be used as another design process to improve innovation.


Love it, love it. These points apply to any business or nonprofit. Withers shares anecdotes to make her points, and offers great advice.


As an aside -- my friend and story colleague Madelyn Blair and I were just talking the other day about narrative intelligence and a book she'd like to write about it with another story colleague Denise Lee. Get busy Madelyn and Denise! We need that book :))


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

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Michael Allenberg's curator insight, October 4, 2013 7:34 PM

I am becoming a HUGE advocate of designing experiences in conjunction with contextual storytelling!

malek's curator insight, November 5, 2013 7:17 AM

story design process can offer an intuitive planning framework that makes it easier for us to wrangle and resolve complex challenges.

tollywoodfilms's curator insight, November 5, 2013 8:09 AM

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