This stencil of a graceful, outstretched hand was discovered in a cave on an Indonesian island. And now we know that it's more than 39,900 years old. That makes it the oldest painting in the world, at least so far, and shows that humans in Asia developed symbolic expression at the same time as humans in Europe.
In this paper, Neil Cohn "provides evidence that sequential images are processed by creating "constituents"— groupings of panels—rather than just "transitions" between the meanings of panels. Furthermore, disrupting these groupings in the "narrative grammar" of sequential images evokes the same brain responses as when you violate the grammar of sentences."
In this episode of The Verbal To Visual Podcast I chat with educator Derek Bruff about the trends he is seeing in higher education and the way he is incorporating visual thinking into his own classroom and helping other teachers to do the same.
Before you just place any old photo into an online course or informational web site, it’s a good idea to think about whether a realistic graphic is required. And if so, how much realism will be most effective?
"I [Derek Bruff] wanted to share here on the blog the Prezi I used for the workshop, along with a few annotations and reflections on the workshop, mainly focusing on reasons why sketchnotes might have a place in the classroom."
Historian Erik Kwakkel has spent years at Leiden University in the Netherlands examining some of the world's oldest books and manuscripts. He's fascinated with "pen trials"—small sketches drawn by medieval scribes testing the ink flow of their quills. Among his discoveries: the smiley face goes back centuries.
Communication guru Nancy Duarte helped us learn how to create and deliver presentations that don't suck. Her acclaimed book, Resonate, is available online now for free in multimedia, touch-friendly form.
Jeffrey Jablonski, Ph.D.'s insight:
Just click the "Resonate" link at the end of the article to access the free online book.
It is no secret that a Learning map is based on a mind mapping technique. There arenumerous studies available providing evidence of why mind mapping is so effective for all sorts of activities. Majority of them could be applied also on a Learning map. Learning map is actually a version of a mind map used as a teaching aid for designing an online interactive learning content.
The Picture Superiority Effect says concepts are much more likely to be remembered if they are presented as pictures rather than as words. In fact, research has discovered that visuals are recalled six times better than words alone. But what kind of visual support works best? Is there a superior picture approach that maximizes the Picture Superiority Effect?
A wonderful description of SWOT analysis by Ivan Seymus He writes: Story: I used to illustrate one of the visually most boring slides in a corporate presentation: the SWOT analysis. But at the same time the most sacred one!
Stylistic lettering accompanied by lines, arrows, and shapes may arguably be the fundamentals of basic sketchnoting. Sometimes the term “less is more” can apply to sketchnotes by using icons and conceptual objects to communicate the same thing as a sentence or bulleted list.
Half the human brain is dedicated to the task of attaching meaning to visual signals, and we've been underusing it. But now it's time for pictures to have their day, as simple text struggles to interpret the huge amounts of data we ingest daily
Dulle was in college [when he] realized that doodling helped him remember facts and figures for tests better than note-taking did. For him, visual thinking is about translating spoken ideas into a visual space, which, much like sign language, means combining words and their meanings through graphics.