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What designers and innovators need to know about people

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Dean Meyers's curator insight, February 16, 2013 9:06 AM

Dr. Susan Weinschenk, in 60 minutes, clarifies and distills vital information about how people see, what they see, and what the want to look for when they are using the web or devices. 

 

She discusses key ideas designers normally wouldn't think of, such as where people focus their visual attention, the importance of peripheral vision, a little bit about fonts and color and more, all based on research.

 

Spend the hour watching the presentation (and make notes, it will come in handy when you work on your next screen design.

Michael Allenberg's curator insight, February 17, 2013 10:10 AM

People are why we design, aren't they???

Dean Meyers's comment, February 23, 2013 4:37 PM
In theory, yes... but designers are often pressed into "designing" for other reasons or other purposes than helping people find things easily on a site. Or, as Dr. Weinschenk notes, there are counterintuitive factors that may play a part in how people are able to take in information visually (see her point about how we use peripheral vision to orient ourselves within a location). Knowing these things can help us design more effectively, and, perhaps, more beautifully and more delightfully!
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Mapping financial data flows

How to revitalise financial data flows with strategic visualisation.

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Dean Meyers's curator insight, March 28, 2013 2:55 PM

Here is an approach based on building a data flow diagram from a visual template and using a facilitated approach to uncover hidden sub-systems, potential bottlenecks and other elements that might not be clearly evident. Within this visual demonstration of this methodology you can view a more traditional visual, and one that has greater use of visual elements to give deeper information and greater meaning to the diagram.

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Hatchvid: Video Production Management, Storyboard Software, Scriptwriting

Hatchvid: Video Production Management, Storyboard Software, Scriptwriting | Visual Toolkit | Scoop.it

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Dean Meyers's curator insight, April 1, 2013 1:14 PM

A new, cloud-based tool for creative (visual!!) projects, built on collaborative storyboarding/scripting. This is the first product I've seen that puts the storyboard front and center, making it immediately useful to video/film production. But why not use it where storytelling is vital to your innovative process? Where could it fit in LEAN/AGILE development environments as well?

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REC:all - the pedagogy of lecture capture

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REC:all collection is a service of the European Erasmus project REC:all and for the next two years will curate resources associated with the new pedagogies of lecture capture. For more information on REC:all visit http://rec-all.info or http://vital-sig.ning.com/ for UK visitors.

 

 


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4 Reasons Why Infographics Will Rule The Internet - Business 2 Community

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Business 2 Community 4 Reasons Why Infographics Will Rule The Internet Business 2 Community More and more, too, infographics are starting to use HTML5 and CSS3 and this incorporation will allow infographics to be interactive with the user.


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Why Infographics are an Important Leadership Tool | Samuel ...

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... through long texts. Better yet, infographics are an important tool for reaching out to visual learners. ... You are forced to simplify your story and your peers will understand your idea with minimal effort.
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[Android] Visually capture ideas and information with Mindjet, a mind ...

Mindjet is a mind-mapping application that will allows you to visually organize nearly any idea or piece of information that needs simplifying. This application is perfect for visual learners that have difficulty interpreting information orally.
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Visual Mapping.com: Interesting Presentation : The Geography of Visual Thoughts

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Interesting Presentation : The Geography of Visual Thoughts


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Three reasons not to build a Minimum Viable Product

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If you are like most entrepreneurs, you should build a “minimum viable product.” Let’s get the definition out of the way first; Eric Ries defines MVP as “…that version of a new product which allows...

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Dean Meyers's curator insight, February 4, 2013 6:47 PM

The visualization of the continuum of innovation is very insightful here, particularly as it subtly reflects some of the "BLUE OCEAN" thinking that hasn't beeen talked about much since MVP (Minimum Viable Product) has become the hot acronym of the "Lean Startup" world. 

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How Digital Behavior Differs Among Millennials, Gen Xers and Boomers - eMarketer

How Digital Behavior Differs Among Millennials, Gen Xers and Boomers - eMarketer | Visual Toolkit | Scoop.it
Internet usage, and many online activities, have reached or are close to a saturation point in the mature US market—and that goes for usage among the young as well as older groups.

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Dean Meyers's curator insight, March 30, 2013 11:12 AM

What has all of this to do with Visual Innovation? Take in the fact that, according to this study, "Digital video is even more popular among Gen X Internet users than social network.." So does your product or service include video? Would you think more about adding it, with this knowledge?

 

Food for thought: visual innovation may simply include the use of video for instruction or connection with a particular audience that would be better served than attempting to reach them via tweets or facebook posts without video.

Patricia Haddock's curator insight, April 24, 2013 1:53 AM

While internet usage is nearly ubiquitous in the US, mobile phone and mobile internet usage are taking a far greater role in digital activity among consumers of all ages—and uptake is poised for further growth.
Discover how different generations approacch digital media.

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How to Record your iPhone, iPad Screen Activity

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Many have benefited from the possibility to record the screen of their computer. Online instructors rely on this feature to make tutorials and share them


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Clive Young's curator insight, March 21, 2013 12:21 PM

Something that is trivially easy in Windows turns out to be more difficult than you'd imagine in iOS...

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VideoScribe - Whiteboard Drawing Animation made easy

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Often called Whiteboard animation or Fast Drawing, VideoScribe replicates a stop-motion capture style of infographic drawing.


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Clive Young's curator insight, January 20, 2013 4:48 PM

Just saw an excellent example of this....can't wait to try it out!

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How Smart Visuals Simplify Construction Management (Part 1) - The ...

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A smart visual is a simple, fast, automated way of capturing information in a visual way. It gives you a method to easily capture, store and share information. It allows you to leverage your know-how with tools you already have ...
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Classroom Presentation Tool For Professors, By Professors - InformationWeek

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Classroom Presentation Tool For Professors, By Professors
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That's the hope of the academic team behind NetClick, a startup that hopes to greatly simplify the process of creating interactive presentations.
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How data visualization promotes eLearning through effective story telling

How data visualization promotes eLearning through effective story telling | Visual Toolkit | Scoop.it
By Elissa Vallano

“It’s like you’re telling a story,” says Mayra Aixa Villar. “That’s why I find data visualization tools so fascinating.

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Presentation Whole Brain Thinking Jerre Lubberts | Alexis van Dam

Presentation Whole Brain Thinking Jerre Lubberts | Alexis van Dam | Visual Toolkit | Scoop.it

I changed the free #mindmap #TEDx Simulcast presentation about #wholebrainthinking: http://t.co/b3sLcx64 Better? Please send me your feedback...


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