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Learning to See Data - NYTimes.com

Learning to See Data - NYTimes.com | Visual Buzz | Scoop.it
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"It's about frameworks of recognition." - Learning to see and think visually before expressing visually. Visuals are not an end result but part of the process in the search for clarity.

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Making visual confectionary | Andrew Park | TEDxBermuda 2013 - YouTube

Andrew Park, the mind (and hand) behind the popular RSA Animate videos, discusses how to apply tools from theatre, comedy and conversation to break down comp...
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Peel a Post-it so it doesn’t fall down. Pull flat... | Sketchplanations - Explaining one thing a day in a sketch

Peel a Post-it so it doesn’t fall down. Pull flat... | Sketchplanations - Explaining one thing a day in a sketch | Visual Buzz | Scoop.it
Explaining one thing a day in a sketch. Design, how-tos, science, observations, lifehacks and making complex things simple. Sign up in a flash to receive new sketchplanations by email.

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A useful tip AND and example of how visuals make ideas sticky. (Pun intended.)

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Dean Meyers's curator insight, September 10, 2013 10:16 AM

Sometimes the simple things really make everything work better! I will be trying this probably later today, and give a test as to how long a postit can hold up on a humid day!

Petra Hegenbart's curator insight, September 10, 2013 12:12 PM

This speaks for itself!

Tina Stock's curator insight, October 4, 2013 8:59 AM

gotta think of ways to make this work - it's truly brilliant!

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The Visual Thinking Revolution is Here! | Duarte

The Visual Thinking Revolution is Here! |  Duarte | Visual Buzz | Scoop.it
Duarte creates presentations and offers training based on our unique VisualStory™ methodology, which applies storytelling and visual thinking to craft persuasive communications designed to shift audience beliefs and behaviors
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10 significant external forces that are fueling the visual revolution

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Powerful Graphic Recording Habit #2: Build In Reflection Time | Get The Picture

Powerful Graphic Recording Habit #2: Build In Reflection Time | Get The Picture | Visual Buzz | Scoop.it
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Knowing how to use visuals in your process is just as important as drawing the visuals.

 

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Why Companies Are Hiring Artists for Their Meetings

Why Companies Are Hiring Artists for Their Meetings | Visual Buzz | Scoop.it
Creative agencies like Scriberia and Innovation Arts are offering 'scribing' services to companies who want an illustrated record of their meetings...
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"The next generation of meeting minutes is almost inequitably going to be more visual -- people are a lot more visually literate than they used to be,"

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Why We Have Our Best Ideas in the Shower: The Science of Creativity - - The Buffer Blog

Why We Have Our Best Ideas in the Shower: The Science of Creativity - - The Buffer Blog | Visual Buzz | Scoop.it
It's a long term, unwritten rule: We get our best ideas in the shower. Why does this happen? Here is an exploration of the science of creativity:
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“Draw

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Draw Toast. It’s a simple, elegant approach to promoting clarity, engagement, and alignment. Get playfully clear about how to solve wicked problems inside your organization.
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Grasping with the eyes

Grasping with the eyes | Visual Buzz | Scoop.it
A symposium on data visualization brought together experts from campus and beyond to show how technology in the arts, sciences, and humanities is helping people think in new ways.

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Data visualization as a way to find new ways to make information more memorable.

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Why Listening Is So Much More Than Hearing

Why Listening Is So Much More Than Hearing | Visual Buzz | Scoop.it

Hearing, for the most part, is a no-brainer. When we listen, that’s when the neurons really fire.

Hearing, in short, is easy. You and every other vertebrate that hasn’t suffered some genetic, developmental or environmental accident have been doing it for hundreds of millions of years. It’s your life line, your alarm system, your way to escape danger and pass on your genes. But listening, really listening, is hard when potential distractions are leaping into your ears every fifty-thousandth of a second — and pathways in your brain are just waiting to interrupt your focus to warn you of any potential dangers.

Listening is a skill that we’re in danger of losing in a world of digital distraction and information overload.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/11/opinion/sunday/why-listening-is-so-much-more-than-hearing.html?_r=0


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"Hearing, in short, is easy."

 

Are we hearing what's being said, or are we listening?

 

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How doodling can help companies see the big picture

How doodling can help companies see the big picture | Visual Buzz | Scoop.it
To Darren Paul, doodling is no mindless activity. As co-founder of Night Agency, a Soho-based creative digital company, he scribbles cheering stick figures to illustrate happy clients and rocket ships…
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Doodling = "sweet spot" of thinking

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Drawing in class: Rachel Smith at TEDxUFM

Rachel S. Smith is a Senior Consultant and the Director of Digital Facilitation Services for The Grove Consultants International in San Francisco, CA. Rachel...
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Drawing in class IS paying attention. In order to create a visual, you have to "hear it and understand it first."

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