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Mixed Skillsets Produce Great Infographics

Mixed Skillsets Produce Great Infographics | visual data | Scoop.it

Accurat is a design agency and consultancy based in Milan, Italy, transforming data into meaningful stories, and developing multimedia narratives and interactive applications.

 

Our studio doesn’t have a formal information visualization education background. The four associates have majors in completely different fields: Architecture, Sociology, Design and Economics.

This is a strange skill composition for a design studio, but indeed it’s what brings novelty in Accurat’s body of work.

When working on information visualization, this multifaceted background clearly emerges, leading to the design of unorthodox visual metaphors, where our focus is on the data analysis, theories and storytelling side.

 

In practice, this translates into a very straightforward process in the design of the visualizations: instead of starting with a selection of the most proper metaphor among widely used models of graphs, charts and tables, the visual starts with the story we want to tell, without any constriction from a chosen format. This way, it’s way easier to break rules, merge ideas together and come up with naive but powerful and new visual schemes...

 

Read the complete article for a detailed and comprehensive look at this unique approach to vizualization, storytelling and the process it takes to achieve successful and creative results, as explained with project examples and case studies.

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Why Visual Trumps Verbal Brainstorming

Why Visual Trumps Verbal Brainstorming | visual data | Scoop.it

Visual brainstorming is about collaboratively-generating ideas, without using the spoken or written word. You might use objects, which teams put together to solve problems. You might use arts and crafts materials, such as colored construction paper, tape, string, card, pens, and the like. You might use people to create improvisational role-plays.

Visual brainstorming need not be limited to physical objects, such as new products. You may also use it to brainstorm processes, services, and activities. All you need is a little imagination and the ability to visualize problems.

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Infographic: Are We Brainstorming the Wrong Way?

Infographic: Are We Brainstorming the Wrong Way? | visual data | Scoop.it
In open-plan advertising offices, conference rooms, and design firms everywhere, employees are being encouraged to gather together and reach inside their noggins to pull out the most original and creative ideas for good brainstorming sessions.

Turns out, decades of psychology research have shown that traditional brainstorming may not be the best way to innovate. On the contrary, collaborating in such ways yields less quality ideas than working in solitude and later meeting to share. Find out the effectiveness of brainstorming in this infographic created with Mavenlink...

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