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From Idea to Action

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If you are buried in volumes of information, overwhelmed by complex issues, or simply want to improve your and your organization’s creativity, the path to success may already be hidden in your mind. A simple yet profound tool, idea mapping uses visual association to help people more competently plan, organize, communicate, remember, innovate, and learn.

When a client asked Clarity Creative Group in Las Vegas, Nevada, to help introduce its new microprocessor architecture to the market,...
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25 Mind-Twisting Optical Illusion Paintings By Rob Gonsalves

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The beautiful and mind-bending illusions in Canadian artist Robert Gonsalves' paintings have a fun way of twisting your perception and causing you to question what in his paintings, if anything, is real. Most have an unclear boundary between the multiple stories they tell, which forces the viewer to jump back and forth between them - like an optical illusion that changes every time you look at it.
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A word game to communicate in any language

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While working with kids who have trouble speaking, Ajit Narayanan sketched out a way to think about language in pictures, to relate words and concepts in "maps." The idea now powers an app that helps nonverbal people communicate, and the big idea behind it, a language concept called FreeSpeech, has exciting potential.
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Are we hard-wired to doodle?

Are we hard-wired to doodle? | Interesting things :) | Scoop.it
Why are we drawn to doodling? As David Robson discovers, there may be much more to our idle scribbles than we realised.
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How graphic recording reduces complexity | Andreas Gaertner | TEDxMünster

“ This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Transforming meetings, conferences as well as academic debates into...”


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10 Tips on How to Photograph a Business Conference - Tuts+ Photo & Video Article

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The sound of working a business conference may not fill you with excitement, but if you do it well, they can become a solid line of work and you may even learn a thing or two | Tags: Event Photography, Documentary, Commercial Photography, Camera Selection, Lens Selection
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How to Make an Infographic - 8 Ways Infographics Can Deliver Visual Thinking Value | The Brainzooming Group

How to Make an Infographic - 8 Ways Infographics Can Deliver Visual Thinking Value | The Brainzooming Group | Interesting things :) | Scoop.it
Some time back, Jorma Lehtinen (@Notium) reached out on Twitter about software he uses to visualize data, sharing a visualization of a Brainzooming blog list post as an example. We also tweeted abo...
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This is a really helpful list of some of the 'whys' behind using visuals

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7 Great iPad Apps to Promote Visual Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Great iPad Apps to Promote Visual Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Interesting things :) | Scoop.it

Today while I was looking for a citation from " Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners " http://ow.ly/k2SpU ; , it dawned on me to compile a list of the  popular iPad apps that promote visual thinking. Making Thinking Visible is by all means a must read for those of you interested in knowing how thinking can be made visible at any grade level and across all subject areas through the use of effective questioning, listening, documentation, and facilitative structures called thinking routines. Another book I have in my shelf and which is more or less similar to the one cited above is " Blah Blah Blah: What To Do When Words Don't Work " http://ow.ly/k2Svy ; in which Dan walks his readers through the different practices of making thinking vivid with less words."


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Brian H. Burnett's curator insight, April 15, 2013 9:35 AM

In regards to the Book: "Making Thinking Visible" here are a few useful  articles.

  1. Making Thinking Visible | Thinking Routines (from ASCD) - http://bit.ly/11gHmE1
  2. Tools to Enhance Young Children's Thinking - http://bit.ly/Zshmmk
  3. Thinking Routines Matrix - http://bit.ly/16XY4KW


ghbrett's curator insight, September 3, 2013 12:09 PM

There are many choices for iPads as well as Android tablets. Some include plugins that you can pay to add. Some of the more complex apps include the ability to paste in photographs or other images. While there are even note taker apps that include the function for adding audio -- whether from a meeting speaker or from yourself explaining the ideas you are capturing.

 

One thing to consider when using these applications is whether or not you need a better suited stylus. There are a variety now that are more responsive, thinner, use BlueTooth for greater control.

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Sue Keely Graphic Recording

This video is about Sue Keely Graphic Recording.

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Lovely example of some heavy weight graphic recording & great connection with  presentation Sue recorded about 'Lean'

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Dave Wood's curator insight, September 19, 2014 1:26 AM

Great graphics and a  heartfelt testimonial for the value of graphic recording.   Sue is also a Visual Coach who works with groups and one  on one  http://www.suekeely.com/

 

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These Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy And Watch

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This chart shows that most products we buy are controlled by just a few companies. It’s called “The Illusion of…
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The Key To Creative Insight Can Be Simpler Than You Think

The Key To Creative Insight Can Be Simpler Than You Think | Interesting things :) | Scoop.it
It's called incubation in the research world, and it can work wonders.
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Creative Compulsive Disorder: Remembering Zina Nicole Lahr | KarmaTube

Creative Compulsive Disorder: Remembering Zina Nicole Lahr | KarmaTube | Interesting things :) | Scoop.it
With goggles resting on her head and peacock feathers folded into hair, Zina Lahr viewed herself as a canvas. Self-diagnosed with “creative compulsive disorder”, Zina filmed a video to share her passion for mechanics and animatronics. She reveals some of her jaw-dropping artwork: a giant puppet spider she helped create for a movie, and a wired paper crane for stop-motion animation. Zina’s artwork reflects the power of her imagination brought to life. Her products were a tangible demonstration of the passion and creativity that flowed from her talent to create robotics. This video was an audition for a chance to compete on a reality show as a creature creator. Although she got a spot, Zina turned it down to return home and care for her grandmother, who was battling lung cancer. Several weeks after filming this video, Zina Lahr passed away in a hiking accident at the age of 23.
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Unlock your inner creative genius in 5 simple steps | Creativity | Creative Bloq

Unlock your inner creative genius in 5 simple steps | Creativity | Creative Bloq | Interesting things :) | Scoop.it
Creativity is talked about, coveted, admired, and mocked. Ask a dozen creatives how they tap into their most innovative selves and chances are you'll hear a dozen different answers. That's because, generally speaking, creativity does not start with a quixotic muse, a singular gene, or some defining moment of clarity.
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When To Use Which File Type: JPEG, GIF, or PNG? - Marketing Mojo for Small Business

When To Use Which File Type: JPEG, GIF, or PNG? - Marketing Mojo for Small Business | Interesting things :) | Scoop.it
As a small business owner, you have undoubtedly found yourself taking on many roles you might never have imagined yourself in; accountant, HR manager, marketer, and even graphic designer. If you promote your business, you will likely end up creating some kind of visual collateral for your brand, either by yourself or with a professional …
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365: One Animated Film, Shot One Second a Day, Over One Year

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Back in September, we highlighted an animation that humorously imagined David Bowie and Brian Eno's collaboration on the song, “Warszawa,” which eventually appeared on the album, Low.
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The Importance of Structure when Communicating with Visual Thinking

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Sometimes the best structure emerges as you explore your ideas
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Undergraduate Teaching Stories: Dual Coding Theory and Teaching

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7 Ways That Doodling Will Change Your Life!

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Sunni Brown, aka Dr. Doodle, is certain that she can start a personal and business revolution through the Doodle. Here are 7 insights on Why and How.

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Are we hard-wired to doodle?

Are we hard-wired to doodle? | Interesting things :) | Scoop.it
Why are we drawn to doodling? As David Robson discovers, there may be much more to our idle scribbles than we realised.
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SXSW 2010: Dan Roam on Visual Thinking

Dan Roam (Author of "The Back of the Napkin") gives a complete overview of the history and definition of visual thinking, and a bonus of the history of the human…
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To 'see' such a huge expanse of time in such a comprehendible way. The magic of a few marks. Dan Roam brilliantly illustrates the essence and value of visual thinking and its ability to communicate, comprehend and illuminate.

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Graphicacy - The Key To Visual Thinking In A Differentiated Classroom

Graphicacy - The Key To Visual Thinking In A Differentiated Classroom | Interesting things :) | Scoop.it

"In the scholastic world's quest to pinpoint new "literacies," one of the most essential skills in a student's toolkit isn't new at all. "Graphicacy" is the vital proficiency with visual inputs that all learners must master in the modern classroom. Graphicacy refers to the encoding and decoding of images, particularly in the close examination of details that construct visual meaning. It stands with literacy, oracy, and numeracy as one of the four indispensable corners of education."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 29, 2014 8:40 PM

In education we talk about a variety of literacies, and one that comes up more often today is visual literacy, which may also be referred to as graphicacy. This post explores this concept providing a historical perspective as well as links to a number of excellent resources.

There are also many visuals with the post, including the one above that looks at the many forms of graphicacy that we see in our classrooms (and provides a number of definitions). Many of these forms may be created by students using technology.

There is also a short video, To Understand is to Perceive Patterns, that looks at how patterns in nature are repeated.

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Women science writers conference about changing the ratio

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A summit last weekend presented actions to address systemic gender inequities in science journalism
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A strong article about women in science with a graphic facilitation capturing some of the key messages to boot. This is from the The Columbian Journalism Review. 

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10 Foreign Words We Need in English—Illustrated!

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Sometimes you just don't have the word you need to describe a feeling or an event.
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My favourite is LUFTMENSCH (YIDDISH) n. Refers to someone who is a bit of a dreamer and literally means "air person." I would like to encompass at least one into my word bank.

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Visual Thinking Strategies

Watch more documentaries like this at lynda.com/vimeo. What if teachers taught with questions rather than lectures? What if students were asked to reflect instead…
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Here the visual thinking focus is on potential for education, thanks to @ekuwah for sharing

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