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Visual Innovation
From Design thinking to transmedia storytelling, visual thinking puts our minds and imaginations to use more profoundly than words alone.
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How to use FF Chartwell

How to use FF Chartwell | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it
FF Chartwell is a fantastic typeface for creating simple graphs. Using OpenType ligatures, strings of numbers are automatically transformed into charts.
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Pinstagram! How Two Friends Merged Pinterest and Instagram in Two Days

Pinstagram! How Two Friends Merged Pinterest and Instagram in Two Days | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it
Pinstagram combines two of the world's hottest properties, Instagram and Pinterest. Here's how this surprisingly useful mashup came to be.
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Why Publishers Don't Like Apps - Technology Review

Why Publishers Don't Like Apps - Technology Review | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it
The future of media on mobile devices isn't with applications but with the Web.
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For polished presentations, think visually

For polished presentations, think visually | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it
More business owners are using art to help develop their employees’ critical thinking, to solve problems and to generate ideas...
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Amazon Gets Into the Sitcom Business

Amazon Gets Into the Sitcom Business | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it
Amazon has been stocking up its Web-video offering with lots of old TV shows. Now it’s going to start making some of its own.

The company is pulling back the covers (a bit) on its plans to produce kids’ shows and sitcoms via its “Amazon Studios” unit, which has already been dipping a toe into the movie business. Word of the new push leaked out earlier this year, via hiring notices — such a useful way to track a secretive company! — and now Amazon is ’fessing up.
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Sustainable Innovation Stems From Individuals, Not A Group

Sustainable Innovation Stems From Individuals, Not A Group | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it
I went to art school at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. I don’t think I heard the word “innovation” uttered one single time during the happy four years I spent there.
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And So It Begins: 20th Century Fox to End Film Distribution

And So It Begins: 20th Century Fox to End Film Distribution | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it
Twentieth Century Fox is going all in on digital distribution.

 

From CinemaCon in Las Vegas this week:

 

“Last year, I stood on this stage and predicted that domestic distribution of movies in the format of celluloid film could cease by the end of 2013. That prediction is becoming a reality,” said John Fithian, CEO of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO).”As a letter from our friends at Fox confirms, no one should rely on the distribution of film prints much longer.”

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Sketch up or Shut Up... Visual Thinking emerges as...innovative!

Sketch up or Shut Up... Visual Thinking emerges as...innovative! | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it
Employees in a range of businesses are being encouraged by their companies to sketch their ideas and draw diagrams to explain complicated concepts to colleagues.
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Interview with Michael Bierut: "Design Thinking doesn't describe what drives designers to create"

Interview with Michael Bierut: "Design Thinking doesn't describe what drives designers to create" | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it

An interview with Michael Bierut (a partner at Pentagram and major voice in the world of design). Bierut doesn't believe that the term Design Thinking really addresses what motivates designers to create: the powerful feeling of coming up with something new. He also suggests that the lone designer creating artifacts is being devalued over co-creation and thinking about how to scale.

 

Watch all three videos from a designer who finds individual passion, danger and uncertanty central to the process of designing things.

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Visualization: Seeing is Believing ... Not Necessarily Achieving

Visualization: Seeing is Believing ... Not Necessarily Achieving | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it

Visualizing goals (often thought of as part of "Brainstorming") can be done in two ways: 1) creating a full-fledged vision of the future outcome, adding all of the emotional component of the result to the concept, or 2)visualizing as athletes do, where they visualize the actions required to achieve their goals. 

 

Apparently, studies show that visualizing like an athlete, working out all of the steps to get to the goal, is the more effective way.

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Information Architecture: Organization and labeling tools

Information Architecture: Organization and labeling tools | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it
ExplainIA Entry: Information Architecture Connects People to Content by murdocke23, via Flickr...
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Visual Development Toolkit from Apple to build iOS apps

Visual Development Toolkit from Apple to build iOS apps | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it

Apple's interest in making iOS development simpler than ever was revealed in a new patent application published this week and discovered by AppleInsider. Entitled "Content Configuration for Device Platforms," it describes a new authoring tool that would allow users to create content without needing to understand or access computer code.

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Rory’s Story Cubes® for iPhone | Rory's Story Cubes

Rory’s Story Cubes® for iPhone | Rory's Story Cubes | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it

Amazing and like all genius - simple! The multi-award winning Rory’s Story Cubes game is now available for iPhone and iPod touch.


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FTC report puts Data Privacy in the spotlight. | SmartData Collective

FTC report puts Data Privacy in the spotlight. | SmartData Collective | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it
From tweets to transactions, online activity produces huge volumes of data – FTC report puts Data Privacy in the spotlight. HT @SmartDataCo
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Top 50 #BigData Twitter Influencers | Innovation

Top 50 #BigData Twitter Influencers | Innovation | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it
#BigData - Twitter Influencers We are aimed at becoming an authority on business innovation and want to help you identify the top influencers so you can follow (Top 50 #BigData Twitter Influencers: http://t.co/bd6Pvl5K...
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Agile UX vs Lean UX – How they’re different and why it matters for UX designers - Anders Ramsay.com

Agile UX vs Lean UX – How they’re different and why it matters for UX designers - Anders Ramsay.com | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it
A look at differences and overlaps in UX with regards to 'lean' and 'agile' thinking.
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Host a Screening for Design & Thinking

Host a Screening for Design & Thinking | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it
A documentary (kick starter funded) probably worth the watching, whether you believe in the individual designer's path or the creative team road.
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Content Curation and How To Engage Your Audience: A Presentation by Shel Holtz

Useful presentation from Shel Holz that shows actual examples of curation for internal communications.

He talks about the stages of the process and demos various examples of how curation is being done by organizations from Ragan and Smart Brief to the NYT.


Shel notes areas where internal communicators could use curation -  for news about the company, competitors, the industry or the marketplace - and shows how AEP curates content on its intranet.


He quotes the head of  internal comms for AEP "The external news helps employees ot better understand the external forces that affect internal decisions. It's clear to me that our employees are much more informed as a result."
 
Another emerging trend is the ability for employees to share articles from the company , provided they do not contain proprietary information, via social media as a way of promoting the company. 

Shel then turns to the use of curation in training - and shows an example of curated instructional video for a health care client. Another great idea!

Vital professions - how about finding an enthusiastic professional in the firm to curate useful professional info for the others?

 

 Needless to say, there is a ton of useful, practical information in this presentation. It is an hour long ( including Q&A) but it's definitely worth it.

 

Original video: http://vimeo.com/30168580 ;

 


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janlgordon's comment, May 6, 2012 11:04 AM
Hi Alison, Good informative video from Shel Holtz and an outstanding job of curation on this piece as well as the other articles in your collection. So happy I found you here, it's a pleasure to meet a fellow curator who is clearly demonstrating how to do this effectively.
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On Storytelling & The Challenges of Multi-Platform Media, Part 1 #transmedia #crossmedia #media

On Storytelling & The Challenges of Multi-Platform Media, Part 1 #transmedia #crossmedia #media | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it
Introduction As a companion piece to a recent post we wrote over on the WWTID blog regarding curation , and as a follow-up to my last piece on proving out models within the creative industry , I wanted to expand on the concept of storytelling in today's...
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Cultural Bias in Data Visualization

Cultural Bias in Data Visualization | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it

Data visualization can imply cultural biases when using symbols, images, color and visual relationships that can have different meanings in different cultures. With the international spread of infographics and other forms of data visualization, it is important to clearly label and identify legends and symbols to avoid these pitfalls.

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Mapping Popular Story Plot Lines

Mapping Popular Story Plot Lines | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it
An interactive infographic tracing basic plot lines from popular stories, a great tool for the #transmedia developer looking to tie together character's purpose for engagement.
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INTRODUCING DIY -

INTRODUCING DIY - | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it

"Our ambition is for DIY to be the first app and online community in every kid’s life. It’s what we wish we had when we were young, and what we’ll give to our kids. Today we’re releasing a tool to let kids collect everything they make as they grow up."

 

"When you help your kid join DIY, you’re helping to recognize creativity as an essential part of every kid’s education, and possibly a requirement for their satisfaction as an adult. Sadly, most adults don’t believe they’re creative although we’re all capable of it at any age! We believe that to accept yourself as a creative adult you must start as a kid who is fearless of learning new skills and doing it yourself. Encouraging your kids to be inventive and self-reliant now will better prepare them to participate in a world that keeps changing."

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TV’s fast-forward revolution

TV’s fast-forward revolution | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it
The rise of DVRs allows us to reinvent shows on our own terms -- and it's changing the way series are assembled... 
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Boehringer Ingelheim partners with Kaggle to crowdsource scientific problem

Boehringer Ingelheim partners with Kaggle to crowdsource scientific problem | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it
Pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim is partnering with Kaggle, the platform that uses gamification to solve complex scientific problems, to create a new model relating to molecular development.

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Pharma 4th to HCPs, hospitals, insurers in gaining trust via social media

Pharma 4th to HCPs, hospitals, insurers in gaining trust via social media | Visual Innovation | Scoop.it

Drugmakers have failed to gain the trust of most consumers on social networking sites, a new PricewaterhouseCoopers survey has found.

 

The survey (n=1K U.S. consumer) suggests that 37% of consumers trust information from drug companies delivered via social media such as Facebook, with other healthcare players such as doctors (61%), hospitals (55%) and health insurers (42%) all seeming more trustworthy, according to the survey.

 

[AS: The definition of 'trustworthines' is opaque, and not a function of the content that pharma delivers via SM, but rather an impressionistic reflection of the the level of trust the industry enjoys (or endures) overall. My POV: there is *no* better vehicle for repairing trust in pharma over time than a fully integrated suite of properly resourced, effectively managed SM presences.]


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