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Visual Communication: How Facial Recognition and Detection Technology Will Influence Our Creative Future

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"Facial detection and recognition has evolved from a futuristic fairytale into a central piece of today’s digital, social, and technological landscape.

"Beyond Facebook and Snapchat, these technologies are transforming the creative process, using image recognition to automate routine tasks and enabling designers, photographers and filmmakers to focus on their creative visions. Here’s a closer look at how facial recognition and detection technology will shape our creative future." . . .

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Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course
An online magazine by Bovee & Thill, authors of the leading textbooks in business communication and business writing, published by Pearson, featuring resources about visual communication, data visualization, including graphic design, photography, and presentations. For more information about Bovee & Thill's texts and their exclusive, superior coverage of visual communication, visit http://boveeandthillbusinesscommunicationblog.com. For instructor examination copies, go to http://blog.businesscommunicationnetwork.com/texts. To find your local sales representative, go to http://www.pearsonhighered.com/educator/replocator. To contact the authors, send an email to hotline@boveeandthillbusinesscommunicationblog.com. To get a free Comprehensive Guide to Business Communication Instructional Resources, visit http://blog.businesscommunicationnetwork.com/resources. Subscribe to a free weekly newsletter of new posts to all 11 of Bovee & Thill's Online Magazines: http://sco.lt/8kgeVV.
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The 38 Best Tools for Data Visualization

The 38 Best Tools for Data Visualization | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Creating charts and infographics can be time-consuming. But these tools make it easier.
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Use This Chart to Find the Textbook That Perfectly Fits Your Business Communication Course

Use This Chart to Find the Textbook That Perfectly Fits Your Business Communication Course | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Learn more about the leading business communication textbooks in the field.

 

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Do Your Visuals Tell the Truth? (Instructor Version)

Visual media have become a central element in business communication, and all business professionals have a responsibility to apply ethical decision making to the visuals they create, whether it’s a simple bar graph, a photo, a technical diagram, or the design of a web page.

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The Beauty of Data Visualization

The Beauty of Data Visualization | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. Good design, he suggests, is the best way to navigate information glut -- and it may just change the way we see the world.
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Color Theory for Presentations: How to Choose the Perfect Colors for Your Designs

Color Theory for Presentations: How to Choose the Perfect Colors for Your Designs | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Some useful tips for choosing harmonious and impactful color schemes that have the power to move your audiences to a specific action.

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"It is imperative for anyone who strives to become a better visual communicator to familiarize themselves with the basics of color theory and how to choose the most effective color schemes for presentations, infographics and other visual content."
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"It is imperative for anyone who strives to become a better visual communicator to familiarize themselves with the basics of color theory and how to choose the most effective color schemes for presentations, infographics and other visual content."
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Teach Your Students the Modern Slide Design That Many Presentation Specialists Now Advocate

The complaint of "death by PowerPoint" is often voiced by audiences forced to sit through screen after screen of overstuffed bullet-point slides.

But presentations don't need to be so dull. As students learn in Bovee and Thill texts, the most important design decision for a presentation is whether to use conventional structured slides or the looser, free-form slides that many presentation specialists now advocate. If the text you're currently using is teaching only conventional bullet-point slide design, it isn't preparing students for the expectations of today's workplace.

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The Right Colors Make Data Easier To Read

The Right Colors Make Data Easier To Read | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Using existing color-concept relationships leads to faster analysis.
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"What is the color of money? Of love? Of the ocean? In the United States, most people respond that money is green, love is red and the ocean is blue.


"Many concepts evoke related colors — whether due to physical appearance, common metaphors, or cultural conventions. When colors are paired with the concepts that evoke them, we call these “semantically resonant color choices.” . . .

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The “Rules” of Data Visualization Get an Update

The “Rules” of Data Visualization Get an Update | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
What are the rules of data visualization, a practice that draws on research into cognitive theory, graphical perception, statistics and journalism? The journalist and educator Alberto Cairo helps tie together many fields of study into easy-to-follow guides to data visualization and information graphics.
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Storytelling with Data Visualization

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Does your data tell a story and can you visualize it? We look at the history and thought processes behind data visualization and successful infographics.
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"I had the pleasure of attending a Guardian Masterclass in London. Presented by both an editorial director and an art director, it covered both the story and the graphic design aspects, and the core theme of the course addressed a simple question – does your data tell a story and can you visualize it?" . . .




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Everyone's Going Crazy for This Online Color Perception Quiz and It's Insanely Difficult

Everyone's Going Crazy for This Online Color Perception Quiz and It's Insanely Difficult | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

A free, insanely difficult color quiz is making the rounds on Facebook.

Called KukuKube, there are eight different levels that test your eyesight and give you a score. 11-15 is extremely bad, 15-20 is lower than normal, 21-30 is normal, and over 31 is amazing eyesight.

The online quiz tests your ability to differentiate shades of color. It starts out simple enough with four big squares and one shaded an obviously different hue." . . .

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To take the quiz, with each new screen of colors, click on the lightest hue. Don't take more than 60 seconds with each screen, or you will be penalized." . . .

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Data Visualization on Pinterest

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Pinterest is a visual discovery tool that you can use to find ideas for all your projects and interests.
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What You Should Be Teaching Your Students about Mobile Business Communication and Visual Media

An essential part of every business communication and business writing textbook is a chapter on visual media or visual communication, but it's seriously out of date unless it places the content in a mobile context."

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Data Visualization: A Makeover for Maps

Data Visualization: A Makeover for Maps | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
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ike many designers, Eric Rodenbeck has had a long relationship with bar graphs and pie charts. He just thinks they are a little old school for today’s data-filled world.


Mr. Rodenbeck has experimented with animation, three-dimensional maps that show the height of buildings by color changes and a representation of how photos spread on Facebook that looks like ice crystals forming on a car window. He’s even tried to characterize in a graphic how people were communicating in back channels at business conferences, with the biggest talkers at the center of a series of circles. . .

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Which Chart Should I Use?

Which Chart Should I Use? | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

With so many ways to visualize data, do you ever wonder which chart you should use to showcase your information?"

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Order Examination Copies of Bovee and Thill Business Communication Textbooks

Order Examination Copies of Bovee and Thill Business Communication Textbooks | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Bovee and Thill textbooks are noted for their coverage of visual communication. As part of "Understanding Visual Communication," the book discusses the power of images, the visual evolution in business communication, visual design principles, and the ethics of visual communication. Plus, only Bovee and Thill discuss infographics in depth.

 

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Bovee & Thill are the recognized leaders in the field of digital communication, social media, and technology. The first authors to cover these topics, including mobile communication, they continue to be far ahead of all other texts with their cutting-edge coverage.

 

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Bovee & Thill provide the latest information in their texts about writing a resume for the digital age. Students will learn about creating a personal brand and an e-portfolio. They'll also see examples of an infographic resume, multimedia resume, social media resume, as well as traditional resumes.

 

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Visual Communication: How Facial Recognition and Detection Technology Will Influence Our Creative Future

Visual Communication: How Facial Recognition and Detection Technology Will Influence Our Creative Future | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

"Facial detection and recognition has evolved from a futuristic fairytale into a central piece of today’s digital, social, and technological landscape.

"Beyond Facebook and Snapchat, these technologies are transforming the creative process, using image recognition to automate routine tasks and enabling designers, photographers and filmmakers to focus on their creative visions. Here’s a closer look at how facial recognition and detection technology will shape our creative future." . . .

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Follow This Chart to Know If You Can Use an Image from the Internet

Follow This Chart to Know If You Can Use an Image from the Internet | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

"When you find a picture online that would be perfect for your project, it's hard to know whether you're allowed to use it. Follow this flow chart to know for sure and avoid getting yourself in any trouble."

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"This chart comes from Curtis Newbold, The Visual Communication Guy, and explains copyright, fair use, creative commons, and public domain. We've talked about legal use of online photos before, but this chart lays out all of that information in an easy-to-consult format."

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Nancy Duarte: SlideDocs, the New Form of Business Communication

Nancy Duarte: SlideDocs, the New Form of Business Communication | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
SlideDocs, the New Form of Business Communication
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

 

"My new book Slidedocs , a free, downloadable e-book I've released on SlideShare, is about using presentation software to create compelling visual documents. And we’ve practiced what we preach by writing and designing the book in PowerPoint and distributing it on SlideShare — using the medium as the message."

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Big Data Visualization: Review of the 20 Best Tools

Big Data Visualization: Review of the 20 Best Tools | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

"Big Data is amazing. It describes our everyday behavior, keeps track of the places we go, stores what we like to do and how much time we spend doing our favorite activities."

Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

"Big Data is made of numbers, and I think we all agree when we say:

"Numbers are difficult to look at.

"Enter Big Data visualization."

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The 37 Best Tools for Data Visualization with A Wealth of Examples

The 37 Best Tools for Data Visualization with A Wealth of Examples | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Creating charts and infographics can be time-consuming. But these tools make it easier.
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

"There are many different ways of telling a story, but everything starts with an idea. So to help you get started we've rounded up some of the most awesome data visualization tools available on the web."

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Seven Solutions to Make Slick Presentations

Seven Solutions to Make Slick Presentations | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Speed and agility are traits that define our society today. We avoid reading extensive articles, watching long how-to videos on YouTube or checking websites that are hard to navigate as we usually look for quick and easy solutions."

Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

"Presenting information in a crisp and concise way is something that we need daily needs such utilities as well. So we took our time to find tools that are time-efficient and offer some class in presenting yourself and/or your project." . . .

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The Real and Underrated Value of Visual Content Curation

The Real and Underrated Value of Visual Content Curation | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

"How can content creators supplement their textual content with attractive images without any experience with design? The solution is curation."

Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

"One of the biggest challenges that content marketers face is creating visual content. Visual design is a specialized field requiring the tools and skills of an artist to communicate viscerally what cannot be expressed through words." . . .

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The Quick and Dirty on Data Visualization

The Quick and Dirty on Data Visualization | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
  • These five questions will help give your numbers meaning.
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

"Displaying data can be a tricky proposition, because different rules apply in different contexts. A sales director presenting financial projections to a group of field reps wouldn’t visualize her data the same way that a design consultant would in a written proposal to a potential client.


"So how do you make the right choices for your situation? Before displaying your data, ask yourself these five questions:" . . .

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How Much Data is Created Every Minute?

How Much Data is Created Every Minute? | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

How Much Data is Created Every Minute?  "Every minute massive amounts of it are being generated by phones, websites, and applications across the Internet." 

Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

"With all our data creation—clicks, likes, tweets, photos, blog posts, online transactions—our digital data tells a compelling story about who we are and what we do. For people and business alike, the key to making these digital actions worthwhile is to ensure they and the data they create continue to improve our lives." . . .

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This Quiz Tests How Well You See Color

This Quiz Tests How Well You See Color | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Click here to take the test!


Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

"Whether you claim color blindness or visual perfection, chances are you’re literally not seeing the full picture.


Now the folks at X-Rite, an organization specializing in the technology and science of color, and owner of the popular Pantone color system, are offering you the chance to actually test your “color IQ” online." . . .

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