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This post covers an electrifying and alluring collection of ground-breaking Infographics. Over the past few years, techniques of data visualization are used in contemporary maps to slot an array of information in including destination points, local landmarks, etc. Infographics can be defined as an emerging form of graphics which represent data and information is a very alluring and creative approach, If used wisely, it can produce deadly effect on your overall design. Let’s have a look at some innovative exemplars of striking Infographics. The Largest Bankruptcies in History On Driving: Automobile History
Back in 1954, psychologist Paul Fitts published an article the detailed his theory on human mechanics as it pertained to aimed movement. It was Fitts’ observation that the action of pointing to or tapping an target object could be measured and predicted mathematically. Fitts stated that the size of the target object along with its distance from the starting location could be directly measured, allowing him to model the ease at which a person could perform the same action with a different target object. In 1954, this theory had no application for computers yet; however, it shouldn’t take a modern designer long to discover the powerful meaning this formula has in the context of user interfaces.
in Share 19 Someone recently asked me if there’s one really good book about digital strategy. After a little thought, I explained that I didn’t think there is, but mentioned a few books I really liked or found useful.
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The psychology of money: post-purchase rationalisation, the relativity trap, rosy retrospection, the restraint bias and more... We all make mistakes with money, some more than others. And in this economy, who needs it? But many of these mistakes are avoidable if we can understand how we think about money. Here are 10 biases that psychological research has shown affect our judgement...and how to avoid them.
Organisations recognise that people respond to stereotypes, and make merry use of them in their marketing strategies and advertising schemes. But we also respond to being stereotyped by others, an experience called ‘stereotype threat’ which can affect our feelings and behaviour. Do organisations recognise this too? If not, they’d be advised to check out an upcoming article in the Journal of Consumer Research, where Kyoungmi Lee and colleagues explore the phenomenon. Their series of experiments asked male and female participants to evaluate hypothetical purchases of technical services and goods, reasoning that these purchases could be influenced by the stereotype that women fare poorly in the so-called STEM domains: science, technology, engineering and maths.
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We had a financial regime based on the notion that bankers are rational creatures who wouldn’t do anything stupid en masse. For the past 30 years we’ve tried many different ways to restructure our educational system — trying big schools and little schools, charters and vouchers — that, for years, skirted the core issue: the relationship between a teacher and a student. I’ve come to believe that these failures spring from a single failure: reliance on an overly simplistic view of human nature. We have a prevailing view in our society — not only in the policy world, but in many spheres — that we are divided creatures.