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Network Weavers

Network Weavers | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it

June Holley, author of “The Network Weaver Handbook”,  was the guest on a recent #ideachat , hosted by @blogbrevity,  where she conducted  a spirited and vigorous discussion on the role of the network connector and Network Weaving.

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5 Ways Movie Theaters Will Evolve by 2020

Everyone seems to think movie theaters will soon be extinct, but that's far from the truth. Here are five innovations that cinemas will make to stave off their demise.
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While never using the word "transmedia" in this article, Barry Grieff, who has worked in nearly every type of media (from print, music, television and early multimedia), takes into account the built-in capabilities of people walking into a theater with devices that can connect, receive and control content in the theater itself.


In fact, he starts by equating the movie theater to come as "the physical embodiment of the holodeck", and perhaps with new immersive/augmented reality technologies receiving massive funding this will be right on time for the 2020 milestone date. 


There is something to laugh at too, as he doesn't deny that waiting in line will still be part of the movie going experience, even if you're going to pre-purchase your specific seat as you would for many theatrical events. But, with an unspecific reference to Minority Report, once again advertisements and pre-show events will be tailored and immersive.


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How to Search the Invisible Web

How to Search the Invisible Web | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it

The internet is an iceberg. And, as you might guess, most of us only reckon with the tip. While the pages and media found via simple searches may seem unendingly huge at times, what is submerged and largely unseen – often referred to as the invisible web or deep web – is in fact far, far bigger.

The Surface Web

What we access every day through popular search engines like Google, Yahoo or Bing is referred to as the Surface Web. These familiar search engines crawl through tens of trillions of pages of available content (Google alone is said to have indexed more than 30 trillion web pages) and bring that content to us on demand. As big as this trove of information is, however, this represents only the tip of the iceberg.
Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google, was asked to estimate the size of the World Wide Web. He estimated that of roughly 5 million terabytes of data, Google has indexed roughly 200 terabytes, or only .004% of the total internet.

The Invisible Web

Beneath the Surface Web is what is referred to as the Deep or Invisible Web. It is comprised of:

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Stanford's Kelley Discusses `Design Thinking': Video

Stanford's Kelley Discusses `Design Thinking': Video | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it
David Kelley, founder of the Stanford Institute of Design, discusses his methods for teaching design and innovation. Bloomberg's Sheila Dharmarajan reports on Kelley's philosophy of so-called design thinking.
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Another opportunity to hear (and SEE) David Kelley talk about Design Thinking. Watch him carefully, and you'll see the passion flow.

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Video: 003 - Mastermind

Since tomorrow is Thanksgiving I want to make today's post extra special. After attending the IFVP a group of three of us from the event decided we wanted to...
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I'm part of an incredible Mastermind with Diane Durand of discoverydoodles.com and Brain Tarallo of http://lizardbrainsolutions.com/ , where we are using our powerful triangle of skills and knowledge in storytelling, facilitation, technology and online learning to bring visualization skills and tools to others. Please view the video to see how our process began.

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High Tech's Secret Weapon: The Whiteboard

High Tech's Secret Weapon: The Whiteboard | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it
Whiteboards, as technologically backward as they may seem, are to Silicon Valley what legal pads are to lawyers, what Excel is to accountants, or what long sleeves are to magicians. They're an all-purpose tool of innovation.
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Nice to see the Wall Street Journal catching on to the power of doodling, drawing, working large scale in an analogue, collaborative way to drive innovation.

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‘Let the Fire Burn’ Consists Entirely of Archival Clips

‘Let the Fire Burn’ Consists Entirely of Archival Clips | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it
“Let the Fire Burn,” about the radical group Move and its 1985 bombing by the Philadelphia police, consists entirely of found footage.
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Don't let the supposed freshness or innovative behind a transmedia project let you lose sight of what's already out there as a resource for storytelling. In fact, using documentary, archival content can give a greater sense of realism to the story than deeply and complexly created "story worlds" built in 3D. Look at Woody Allen's "Zelig", or "Forest Gump" for examples of making the created world more realistic by blending historic footage with created characters.

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Tableau Public for the Mac | Tableau Public

Tableau Public for the Mac | Tableau Public | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it
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Tableau is making the mouths of BI inclined Mac users water... among others, of course. There's no further notice regarding pricing, the size of data sets, etc, but it's good news that the starting point for the mass appeal of GUIs will now recieve its own version of probably the most highly regarded visual engine for data graphics.


However, we will have to wait until early next year, according to the brief but tantelizing article from Tableau.

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Why cards are the future of the web

Why cards are the future of the web | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it

Cards are fast becoming the best design pattern for mobile devices.


Via Mario K. Sakata
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Has resonsive web site design met its match? Or, has it evolved from somthing old becoming something new? The use of modular cards, probably most visibly used first by Pinterest, may be the solution for visually driven, non-heirarcheical sites that have equal use across the desktop to the tablet to the handheld environment. If you are working across many screens and have despaired over making your site work equally well, this may be the answer.

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Juliana Loh's curator insight, September 10, 2013 3:42 AM

TREND SPOTTING: The design and development of 'cards' that pushes pieces of relevant information via mobile your way: We're starting to see this trend being realized already: Focused Marketing and movement AWAY from engine searches

 

ex. "With Google Now, Google is rethinking information distribution, away from search, to personalised information pushed to mobile devices. Their design pattern for this is cards."

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Smartphone cameras have killed the point-and-shoot, but not the dSLR

Smartphone cameras have killed the point-and-shoot, but not the dSLR | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it
Everything in the technology space seems to be revolving around the camera built into the hardware device. If there's a social component to it, then it needs to have a camera. Take ...

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Whether doing ethnographic research (for my UX work) or creating transmedia projects, there's nothing like the combination of using my smartphone camera for "scouting" and rough cut work, the DSLR for finers stuff, and next adding higher end (though not necessarily larger devices) to get the final shots in. 

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planetMitch's comment, September 9, 2013 8:42 AM
Good points Dean
UnitedByPhotography's curator insight, September 15, 2013 6:33 PM

People will always opt for what's right for them over pocket sized convenience.

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How to Add Special Effects to Vine and Instagram Videos

How to Add Special Effects to Vine and Instagram Videos | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it

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Handmade stop action videos and other visual goodies in the 6-second format are becoming extremely popular and probably the greatest source of Vine's version of viral spread of content.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, September 5, 2013 1:12 AM


Taylor Casti:  "Special effect Vine and Instagram videos are among the most popular within each app. Want to make one yourself? We'll teach you how."

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, September 5, 2013 4:48 AM

Vine and Instagram have provided unique platforms for users to showcase their creative ability. While a few seconds with a cellphone camera seems very limiting as a way to share videos, users continue to astound these social networking communities with their unique and clever approaches.

Click to see how it works.

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Innovation Methods Mapping

This is a preview version of the Innovation Methods Mapping Book. Copyright OPEN Innovation Consortium & Humantific. This book will soon be published.
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INNOVATION METHODS MAPPING: This book preview promises to be a fantastic resource for anyone who will be heading an innovation project for the shear number of methods it will offer. My greatest delight is that the methods are described VISUALLY, rather than from a textually-based format. Using the visual models should make it both light work to sort through the varieties, as well as have an easier time matching the right fit for the project and environment at hand. I would suggest opening this preview and clicking the link to be informed when the full book is released.

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Carole Maurage's curator insight, August 28, 2013 6:27 AM

Pré-commandez-le dès maintenant (adresse email à la fin de cet extrait), ce livre promet d'être une formidable ressource pour innover. Le volume 2 est déjà en train d'être écrit.

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Design Principles for News Apps & Graphics

Design Principles for News Apps & Graphics | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it
How to apply classic design principles to your newfangled interactive graphics and apps.
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Successful innovation tends to feel simple and clear, or provide a more direct path to resolving a dilemma. Visual information that supports innovation should be just as transparent in giving us the facts, the story or the drama. This article points out straightforward design principles with a focus on producing graphics for news or journalism, but can be applied to revealing or explaining any kind of story visually. Reading through them you won't find the need for advanced technical skills, just good judgement and attention to details.

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Hive Plots - Linear Layout for Network Visualiz...

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Hive Plots - Linear Layout for Network Visualization - Visually Interpreting Network Structure and Content Made Possible on Digital Delights - Images & Design curated by Ana Cristina Pratas (Hive Plots - Linear Layout for Network Visualization - Visually...
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Interesting idea: when the density and layout of a 3-D world gets too thick to make sense anymore, how can you represent that data clearly? This is an attempt to do so for network virtualizations, using another kind of visual.

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[Weekender] Visual thinking pioneer stresses the power of drawing

[Weekender] Visual thinking pioneer stresses the power of drawing | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it

On Eun-ju, CEO of Social Frog, a South Korean start-up, was quick to name names that could help explain her specialty: Einstein, Da Vinci, Picasso and Jobs. She told The Korea Herald that she grouped these figures together because they represent the power of drawing. Though how much drawing played a part is arguable, it is widely thought that Einstein used visualization to come up with his theory of relativity....

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In this article written by Jeong Hunny (hj257@heraldcorp.com), he notes that, "On likes to think of herself as the Christopher Columbus of visual thinking in Korea."


On's company, Social Frog, aims to “propagate the hidden wisdom” in visual thinking across Korea, offering classes in visual thinking in schools, corporations and other individual members interested in the much-coveted skills in the age of digital convergence and creativity-led business startups. 


Visual thinking transcends language, culture and generational differences. Considering the amazing amount and quality of technology created and produced in South Korea (Samsung and LG being the first to come to mind), it's good to see that this startup openly focuses on using the "soft skill" of drawing to  "“propagate the hidden wisdom” in visual thinking across Korea, offering classes in visual thinking in schools, corporations and other individual members interested in the much-coveted skills in the age of digital convergence and creativity-led business startups. 


It would be interesting to see if she develops techniques that be delivered everywhere to help people use visual thinking in every field.

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Dean Meyers's curator insight, November 14, 9:49 PM

In this article written by Jeong Hunny (hj257@heraldcorp.com), he notes that, "On likes to think of herself as the Christopher Columbus of visual thinking in Korea."


On's company, Social Frog, aims to “propagate the hidden wisdom” in visual thinking across Korea, offering classes in visual thinking in schools, corporations and other individual members interested in the much-coveted skills in the age of digital convergence and creativity-led business startups. 


Visual thinking transcends language, culture and generational differences. Considering the amazing amount and quality of technology created and produced in South Korea (Samsung and LG being the first to come to mind), it's good to see that this startup openly focuses on using the "soft skill" of drawing to  "“propagate the hidden wisdom” in visual thinking across Korea, offering classes in visual thinking in schools, corporations and other individual members interested in the much-coveted skills in the age of digital convergence and creativity-led business startups. 


It would be interesting to see if she develops techniques that be delivered everywhere to help people use visual thinking in every field.



Christopher Malapitan's curator insight, November 18, 5:20 AM

Pushing visual thinking in Asia

 

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Systems Thinking Resources - The Donella Meadows Institute

Systems Thinking Resources - The Donella Meadows Institute | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it
Graphic Facilitation, visual language in real time explained by @loosetooth Brandy Agerbeck http://t.co/gpzHAyb6bA http://t.co/5luipcBS7k
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The long-form digital design process at CNN, New York Times and Washington Post – The Society for News Design – SND

The long-form digital design process at CNN, New York Times and Washington Post – The Society for News Design – SND | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it
Enhancing communication around the world through excellence in visual journalism.
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Digital Journalism sounds catchy. Visual Journalism sounds trendy, but Visual Journalism has been around since the days of Life Magazine. What's different in 2013 are two strong influencers: technology, turning journalism into on on-demand, available everywhere/anytime experience, and social media, where the walls between the creators of journalism, the audience and even advertisers, has been broken.


With than in mind, it's interesting to see how three giants of journalism in the US with international reach are looking at digital design of what they are calling "long-form" content.


It would seem they are all focused, in this discussion, on design for the web, or, more specifically, content to be delivered in digital format on a device, be it desktop, laptop or even hand-held.


This article touches upon elements of User experience design ("It's important to let readers know where they are") and User Interface design (the use of templates to give consistency to the experience from a particular outlet).


One interesting point of conversation is the journalism team: there seems to be a drive to making teams smaller, more for efficiency than economy's sake. I would venture to say that, again, using social media for sourcing and both inexpensive  yet high-quality technology  available, it's possible to do more with less.



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Mark Lewis: Why Retailers Should Hand Consumers Their Data - PSFK

Mark Lewis: Why Retailers Should Hand Consumers Their Data - PSFK | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it
The quantified self movement will likely extend to retail establishments as consumers expect more from analytics.
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When consumers feel the return of value for giving up their personal data, there will be less friction between retailers and consumers about sharing that information seamlessly.  Although, as the article mentions, Amazon gives access to users' browser history, it still requires easy (visual) tools to see what this means to the end user. Opportunities abound for the retailer to make that happen, though I wouldn't be surprised if retailers like EBay and Amazon, both web-originated businesses, take the lead over traditional retailers that still come from the brick-and-mortar environments.


This can also be applied to companies such as ZipCar, PeaPod, FreshDirect, Nike, etc, where there is even more personal data accessible and they can become "trusted advisors" at a deeper level.


And, finally, when the FDA will approve it, the potential for sharing the  pharmaceutical/prescription data with end users will make a staggering impact on health care.


Or is this all too Utopian a view?

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What Big Data Can’t Teach Us About Videogames

What Big Data Can’t Teach Us About Videogames | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it
Sometimes we need to go against the numbersOn December 10, 1993, trained pollsters working from a central monitored location in Indiana started telephoning Americans to find out what they wanted to see in a painting.

Via AnalyticsInnovations
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A very well written article that goes to the heart of #designthinking - you can't just trust analytics to give the sure-fire answer to giving clients "what they want". There's still a place for creativity, imagination, experimentation (and potential failure) to come up with new things that become popular, and eventually "what people want".

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Samsung YOUM

Samsung YOUM | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it
In January 2013 Samsung officially launched their flexible OLED displays, calling them YOUM displays. YOUM panels are bendable - but it's likely that the first product to use those displays will actually be rigid.
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The flexible display wars are on! Samsung and LG have both announced production of the flexible OLED displays within days of each other. 


This article has a terrific video showing just some first applications of the technology.

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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 Innovation | 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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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!

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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!

Sophia Liang's curator insight, April 4, 11:29 AM

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

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HDMI 2.0 released: 18Gbps of bandwidth allowing for 4K @ 60 fps, 32 audio channels | planet5D - the best DSLR video community on the planet!

HDMI 2.0 released: 18Gbps of bandwidth allowing for 4K @ 60 fps, 32 audio channels | planet5D - the best DSLR video community on the planet! | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it
HDMI 2.0 introduces support for 4K (2160p) at 50 and 60 FPS, 3D playback at 4K resolution, up to 32 audio channels
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While small screen users may not see the advantages of this yet, this will ripple through the transmedia and gaming worlds pretty rapidly. 

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Kindred Britain

Kindred Britain | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it
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Kindred Britain is a network of nearly 30,000 individuals — many of them iconic figures in British culture — connected through family relationships of blood, marriage, or affiliation. It is a vision of the nation’s history as a giant family affair.


I'm so excited by this project, created by Scott Murray, author of the

online edition of Interactive Data Visualization for the Web (which I scooped in May) with inline, interactive examples. 


Happy D3.js to all.

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How to Summarize & Display Survey Data: Measuring Usability

How to Summarize & Display Survey Data: Measuring Usability | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it
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What could be simpler than creating a quick and dirty survey? That's a trick question, of course. Not only is there the difficulty of creating the appropriate questions (i.e. non-leading questions, poorly created scales, presumptive questions, etc), there is the final output, the product of the survey: explaining the results. 

 

Once again, you can fall into various traps and not accurately report on the results. I highly recommend using the simple rules and techniques presented here. They are excellent models of simplicity and directness in displaying data in a highly digestible form.

 

Now all you need is a little D3.js to run these reports, and you can go live online as the data comes in!

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Measuring the Value of the Visual Practice, beyond Anecdotal Data | The Art of Social Strategy

Measuring the Value of the Visual Practice, beyond Anecdotal Data | The Art of Social Strategy | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it
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From brilliant fellow visual practitioner Heidi Forbes-Öste, who is working on creating a valid taxonomy for Visual Practice, from "sketnoter" to "visual facilitator". Go through the Slide Share deck and learn.

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malek's curator insight, July 28, 2013 4:09 PM

A rapidly growing discipline of Visual Practice.  Her's a trial of validating the field through a combination of quantitative and qualitative data on results

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Be Wedgy - a new way to talk about Data and Graphs

Be Wedgy - a new way to talk about Data and Graphs | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it
As people become more literate with graphs, charts, and other data visualizations, they also need ways to talk about them. You can help them through what I call “wedginess”: giving a name to data s...
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A thoughtful piece not on visuals as much as the metaphors to use when speaking of visuals, particularly in their use in Graphics, charts and other displays of data.

 

From a Bikini to a Wedge, what do these shape say to you?

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