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Visual Storytelling: New Language for the Information Age

Visual Storytelling: New Language for the Information Age | Unstick Your Stories Using Visuals | Scoop.it
We now live in a world where information is potentially unlimited. Information is cheap, but meaning is expensive. Where is the meaning?

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The Visual Thinking Revolution is Here!

The Visual Thinking Revolution is Here! | Unstick Your Stories Using Visuals | Scoop.it

An article that espouses what I thinking and thus the name of my curated site. There is a Visual Revolution going on with a movement from text to pictures and beyond!

We are in the midst of a “Visual Thinking Revolution” and leaders in all types of organizations are embracing visual thinking as a literacy of the future.


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TEDxRainier - Patti Dobrowolski - Draw Your Future

A nationally acclaimed comic performer, high-performance business consultant, speaker, strategic illustrator and newly minted author, Patti Dobrowolski spend...
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Carol Sherriff's curator insight, September 8, 2013 2:28 PM

A really engaging TEDx on the power of drawing - a good technique you could use with a group.

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10 Rules for Visual Storytelling

10 Rules for Visual Storytelling | Unstick Your Stories Using Visuals | Scoop.it

For some people, “visual storytelling” means photographs. For others, it means film or video. An epic movie such as the Lord of the Rings trilogy may spring to mind — and few would disagree with that as a fine example of visual storytelling.

 

What a great post this is because it really lays out all the best ways to think about, and implement, a visual storytelling piece.

 

A lot of people think visual storytelling is simply one photo or stringing together a bunch of pictures.  Not so! And this post explains why -- and what you need to do to make a successful visual story. Like:

Include basic factual details You need more than one picture And know what the story is before you start

 

Get the rest of the 10 rules so you too can create impactful visual stories to share in your business!


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Digital storytelling: A tutorial in 10 easy steps

Digital storytelling: A tutorial in 10 easy steps | Unstick Your Stories Using Visuals | Scoop.it

Quite a useful primer. -JL

 

Target audience: Nonprofits, social change organizations, educators, foundations, individuals. This is part of Creating Media, our ongoing series designed to help nonprofits and other organizations learn how to use and make media.

 

With millions of videos floating around on the Web, I’d like to make the case today for a genre that has received far too little attention: digital storytelling.

 

Digital storytelling is a craft that uses the tools of digital technology to tell stories about our lives. Done properly, storytelling can be a powerful, evocative way of communicating themes and stories, often touching us in deeper ways than one-dimensional videos that rarely probe beneath the surface of people’s lives


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A Conversation with Jamil Zaki About Empathy and Art

A Conversation with Jamil Zaki About Empathy and Art | Unstick Your Stories Using Visuals | Scoop.it

James Scott interviews Jamil Zaki, writer, neuroscientist, and professor of psychology, about how art informs society's empathy.

 

James Scott: So one of the things we talk about a lot is empathy and how it relates to the arts. You believe it’s a necessary component, and a critical building block, in becoming an artist in the first place, right?

 

Jamil Zaki: Human beings are not the world champions of many things. We’re not big, strong, fast, or sharp (at least tooth-wise). But we are the world champions of understanding each other. In a way, art—and especially narrative art—is the greatest expression of that ability. Narrative is a way to embody lives and worlds we have yet to experience, and in almost all cases will never experience. In a way, it’s a type of empathy boot camp: living as many lives as possible without having to leave a single room.


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Making a Difference with Art Every Day | Christine Martell

Making a Difference with Art Every Day | Christine Martell | Unstick Your Stories Using Visuals | Scoop.it

I have always struggled with internal yearnings that feel at odds. To make art <-> To make a difference.

For years I would go back and forth. Doing work as a facilitator for organizations that made a difference alternating with time in the studio. I would make bridges between them when I could. Using experiential creative techniques in training. Building websites or making posters for organizations.

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Story Telling – the Art, Science, and Business of Data: Talking with Edd Dumbill about Strata, NYC, 2011  | UgoTrade

Story Telling – the Art, Science, and Business of Data: Talking with Edd Dumbill about Strata, NYC, 2011  | UgoTrade | Unstick Your Stories Using Visuals | Scoop.it

Interesting way to explore the story of an event using various approaches to visuals. via Karen Dietz http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

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Reasons for using icebreakers in groups - VisualsSpeak

Reasons for using icebreakers in groups - VisualsSpeak | Unstick Your Stories Using Visuals | Scoop.it
Icebreakers serve a particular purpose. In their ideal form, they start getting people engaged with each other and the topic of the session. Too often, the...
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Business storytelling - VisualsSpeak

Business storytelling - VisualsSpeak | Unstick Your Stories Using Visuals | Scoop.it
Review of No Story No Fans by Raf Stevens

I recently came across the work of Raf Stevens, and he sent me an advance copy of his new book, No Story No Fans...
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Visual Storytelling--The Do's And Don'ts Of Infographic Design - Smashing Magazine

Visual Storytelling--The Do's And Don'ts Of Infographic Design - Smashing Magazine | Unstick Your Stories Using Visuals | Scoop.it
Infographics are visual representations of information, or “data viz” as the cool kids call it these days.

 

Here's a great article on how to create infographics, or tell a story using 'data viz.'

 

Translating data into a story is tough work and this article gives us some fabulous tips on how to do it.

 

Not a graphic designer? Don't worry -- as a business person the more you know about how to create a great data viz story, the better you can tell a graphic designer or graphic scriber what you want.

 

Another reason I like this article is because it actually mentions the need to create a storyline for your visual, and know before had what the key message is you are trying to deliver.

 

The storytelling points the article leaves out are the storytelling devices of metaphor, analogy, contrast, and sensory material that are critical to a story's and an infographic's success.  These pieces are implied in the article, but need more direct discussion about.

 

Use this article as a great guide.  And if you want more detail, go dig into "Visualize This" by Nathan Yau (although it can be pretty technical).


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The Most Creative Infographic Resume

The Most Creative Infographic Resume | Unstick Your Stories Using Visuals | Scoop.it

Infographic Resume of Jonha Revesencio. It is an attempt to showcase the experience in community building and management


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Alexander Onish's comment, October 13, 2011 8:14 AM
I'm not convinced that this is the most creative infographic resume...check out this: http://dizzia.deviantart.com/art/Curriculum-Vitae-PDF-69050981

and all of these: http://mostcreativeresumes.com/category/infographic/
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10 Rules for Visual Storytelling « Teaching Online Journalism

10 Rules for Visual Storytelling « Teaching Online Journalism | Unstick Your Stories Using Visuals | Scoop.it

This post is written for journalists but is applicable for any business, entrepreneur, or blogger wanting to do more visual storytelling.

 

Here the author gives 10 rules for creating a visual story (you don't need a camera) that are really great.  Once you've crafted your story with good basic storytelling skills, then follow the advice in this article to turn it into a visual story.


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The Bamboo Project : Diagnosing and Treating "Stuck"

The Bamboo Project : Diagnosing and Treating "Stuck" | Unstick Your Stories Using Visuals | Scoop.it
Last night I did an Image Center session with a friend who is going through my Getting Unstuck course. I had her do two images--one that shows where she is now and one that shows where she'd like to be....
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Great visual storytelling [very creative]! What Goes In & Out of Hydraulic Fracking

Great visual storytelling [very creative]! What Goes In & Out of Hydraulic Fracking | Unstick Your Stories Using Visuals | Scoop.it

I love this example of a very creative and effective approach to visual storytelling.

 

Go take a look and then tell me what you think!

 

Wouldn't this be fun to do with one of your business stories?


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Storytelling (NOT Reading): the Most Powerful Tool for Literacy and Learning

Storytelling (NOT Reading): the Most Powerful Tool for Literacy and Learning | Unstick Your Stories Using Visuals | Scoop.it
Yesterday, as Pari and I were finishing up our breakfast at the dinner table, a nostalgic remark from me led us into the most engrossing storytelling sessions ever!

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Now You See It - Graphic Storytelling Teaches Better Than Text

Now You See It - Graphic Storytelling Teaches Better Than Text | Unstick Your Stories Using Visuals | Scoop.it

The studies are in: If you want to communicate more clearly, use comics, cartoons, storyboards and other graphic storytelling approaches instead of or in addition to text.

 

Comics, cartoons, storyboards and other graphic storytelling devices also increase readership, improve retention and move readers to act.

 

Love this how-to article. It's a great way to have more fun sharing your business stories and it makes an impact too!

 

Thanks Gregg Morris @greggvm for sharing.


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Why Integrating Art into the Classroom May Improve Content Retention

Why Integrating Art into the Classroom May Improve Content Retention | Unstick Your Stories Using Visuals | Scoop.it
Intended to serve as an example about how to incorporate the arts into the classroom, Why Arts Integration Improves Long-Term Retention of Content written by Luke Rinne, Emma Gregory, Julia Yarmoli...
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Left brain, right Brain

Left brain, right Brain | Unstick Your Stories Using Visuals | Scoop.it
Whilst considering the mapping stage of the project it became necessary to think about ways of organising data and relationships. By chance (is there ever such a thing?) an article about dyslexia a...
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Surfacing secret dreams | Exploring New Options

Surfacing secret dreams | Exploring New Options | Unstick Your Stories Using Visuals | Scoop.it

As I develop new products I grab the people around me to test everything. A couple of years ago I was vacationing in Cabo San Lucus with my parents and I asked them to try out an exercise using a prototype of the VisualsSpeak ImageSet.

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Exploring vision for Art Every Day Month | Christine Martell

Exploring vision for Art Every Day Month | Christine Martell | Unstick Your Stories Using Visuals | Scoop.it
Recently, we created a free self guided process on our online tool to help people get a vision for their work.
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The Art of Storytelling - E-learning blog: Learning re-imagined

The Art of Storytelling - E-learning blog: Learning re-imagined | Unstick Your Stories Using Visuals | Scoop.it
By Kevin Young Once upon a time there was a disgruntled employee who fell asleep for 100 years during a PowerPoint training session. Sound familiar?
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Exploring the mind with art - Northern Rivers Echo

Exploring the mind with art - Northern Rivers Echo | Unstick Your Stories Using Visuals | Scoop.it
Exploring the mind with artNorthern Rivers EchoArt therapist Christine Heath is working to change that, as she believes being creative can be a healing outlet for everyone.

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When Maps Shouldn’t Be Maps

When Maps Shouldn’t Be Maps | Unstick Your Stories Using Visuals | Scoop.it

Often, when you get data that is organized by geography — say, for example, food stamp rates in every county, high school graduation rates in every state, election results in every House district, racial and ethnic distributions in each census tract — the impulse is since the data CAN be mapped, the best way to present the data MUST be a map. You plug the data into ArcView, join it up with a shapefile, export to Illustrator, clean up the styles and voilà! Instant graphic ready to be published.

...But sometimes the reflexive impulse to map the data can make you forget that showing the data in another form might answer other — and sometimes more important — questions.


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Young children show improved verbal IQ after 20 days of exposure to music-based, cognitive training 'cartoons'

Young children show improved verbal IQ after 20 days of exposure to music-based, cognitive training 'cartoons' | Unstick Your Stories Using Visuals | Scoop.it
Canadian scientists who specialize in learning, memory and language in children have found exciting evidence that preschoolers can improve their verbal intelligence after only 20 days of classroom instruction using interactive, music-based...

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