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Only 2% of People Can Multitask Successfully [INFOGRAPHIC]

Only 2% of People Can Multitask Successfully [INFOGRAPHIC] | Psychology Stuff | Scoop.it

Focusing on more than one thing decreases your productivity by 40% and lowers your IQ by 10 points, according to Harvard Business Review. And it almost goes without saying how dangerous it is to multitask while driving.


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» Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation: A New Electrical Treatment for Depression? - World of Psychology

» Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation: A New Electrical Treatment for Depression? - World of Psychology | Psychology Stuff | Scoop.it
One approach increasingly investigated for major depression is non-invasive brain stimulation. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), for example.
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6 Tips for Being More Visual With Social Media (Infographic)

6 Tips for Being More Visual With Social Media (Infographic) | Psychology Stuff | Scoop.it
Ideas for creating engaging visual content, then getting your fans share them and promote your brand.Get the latest blog articles on business ideas and...

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Beth Kanter's curator insight, December 18, 2012 8:03 AM

"users are more likely to engage with brands if they post pictures"

Ferananda's comment, December 23, 2012 11:49 AM
Great tips Beth, thank you. I love the new level of challenge that working with visuals bring.
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An Infographic about Infographics

An Infographic about Infographics | Psychology Stuff | Scoop.it

The last in a series of infographics about visual data design, we have covered why it's useful to create them, created an embed code generator for you and written an article on promoting infographics. We felt a fitting end to the series would be - you guessed it - an infographic.

 

This infographic (about infographics of course) goes through 4 stages of creating an infographic: research, design, publishing and promotion offering tips at each stage. If you are thinking about making your own infographics this not only provides some great tips but acts as a good example of an infographic itself...


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Glass Shape Speeds Drinking | The Scientist Magazine®

Glass Shape Speeds Drinking | The Scientist Magazine® | Psychology Stuff | Scoop.it
The shape of the glass holding your favorite brew can affect how quickly you get drunk.
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Maps provide "most detailed look ever" at how the brain organizes visual information

Maps provide "most detailed look ever" at how the brain organizes visual information | Psychology Stuff | Scoop.it
Berkeley researchers created a map that shows how visual information about objects and actions are represented across human visual cortex.
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So you wanna design your own infographic?

So you wanna design your own infographic? | Psychology Stuff | Scoop.it

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There are a lot of tools that can help you create an infographic, but if you want to work for your nonprofit you need some design skills.    But a good infographic is not just about being a pretty picture, it requires research and making sure that it is conveying the right message.   Designing infographics is a hybrid design skill - falling somewhere inbetween print, web, and data visualization skills.

 

This post summarizes the design process:

 

1. Define concept and goals

2. Use reliable resources

3. Data should have a flow or tell a story

 

The article is written for designers so the 4th principle is get client feedback.   For nonprofits, it  means getting some feedback from people who are your intended audience - almost like beta testing a web site.

 

Has your nonprofit hired a designer to create an infographic or create a DYI version?   What are your tips and best practices.


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Only 2% of People Can Multitask Successfully [INFOGRAPHIC]

Only 2% of People Can Multitask Successfully [INFOGRAPHIC] | Psychology Stuff | Scoop.it

Focusing on more than one thing decreases your productivity by 40% and lowers your IQ by 10 points, according to Harvard Business Review. And it almost goes without saying how dangerous it is to multitask while driving.


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The 16 Most Compelling Infographics Of 2012

The 16 Most Compelling Infographics Of 2012 | Psychology Stuff | Scoop.it

2012 might be the year which we reached 'peak infographic'.

You can’t have an issue or a piece of data without putting it into a picture so it’s easier for people to understand. While this has mostly resulted in a glut of ugly graphics that don’t actually do anything with data (and you’ll see some of these below), it’s still an incredibly simple way to get information to you fast. And this year, some of our most compelling content has appeared in the format.

These are some of our favorites.


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Lauren Moss's curator insight, December 21, 2012 2:40 PM

A curated infographic gallery from FastCompany...

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 21, 2012 7:09 PM

How do you tell a story with statistics?  How to you make visible the hidden and complex ideas hiding in the numbers?


Infographics is a solid answer for these questions. 


Take a look at some of the best!

Jean-Michel Bayle's curator insight, December 29, 2012 8:49 AM

A voir ... rapidement 

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5 Ways to Get Your Infographic to Go Viral

5 Ways to Get Your Infographic to Go Viral | Psychology Stuff | Scoop.it
Tweet Tweet Any time you hear someone mention infographics you’ll usually hear the word viral in the same sentence. The idea is that great infographics just go viral.

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Beth Kanter's curator insight, January 8, 2013 9:22 AM

Wnat your infographic to go viral?  Here's some tips.

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Can you trust an infographic?

Can you trust an infographic? | Psychology Stuff | Scoop.it

A pictorial display of statistics, the infographic is a huge hit in the internet age.

But as one on rape figures has recently shown, they can be highly misleading.

 

 

A picture apocryphally speaks a thousand words, but its 21st-century counterpart – the infographic – often says much less. It's no surprise that the grabby and easily shared format has taken off in the internet era, and the latest graphic to go viral is one on a tough and complex problem: rape and criminal justice...


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Correlation between autism diagnosis and organic food sales

Correlation between autism diagnosis and organic food sales | Psychology Stuff | Scoop.it
Redditor Jasonp55 has a neat demonstration of the perils of confusing correlation with causation, and his well-chosen example makes this a potentially useful chart for discussing this issue with friends who won't vaccinate themselves and their kids.
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What speed do you read?

What speed do you read? | Psychology Stuff | Scoop.it

Might reading spead make a difference in how you get your classword done? Compare your reading speed to the national average.

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20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics

20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics | Psychology Stuff | Scoop.it
A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a full-length 1000-word article and an infographic that needs a few scroll-downs, they’d probably...

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Tips, tricks and resources to make your own gorgeous infographics

Tips, tricks and resources to make your own gorgeous infographics | Psychology Stuff | Scoop.it

A great way to think about and share information.

"Infographics (or Information Graphics) are graphic visual representations of data or information, presented in a way to make it easier to consume information. Infographics gained popularity ..."


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