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Template Gallery. The Architecture of a Data Visualization — Accurat studio. 1.

The Architecture of a Data Visualization — Accurat studio

Composing the main architecture of the visualizationComposing the main architecture: this acts as the formalized base through which the main story will be mapped and displayed, upon this, one will see the most relevant patterns emerging from the story: the essential “map” that conceptually identifies where we are. This base is essentially a matrix or pattern that will serve as our organizer. It may be composed of cells, or distances, or other interrelated multiples. 2. Positioning singular elements within the main framework.This process will test the effectiveness of the main architecture; the placement of elements reveals or confirms weaknesses and strengths, which may lead to modification of the main architecture. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. The final fine-tuning of the piece is the necessary effortrequired to please readers’ eyes:a well-balanced image where negative space and light elementsplay their role aesthetically.

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The new extended innovation funnel. The ideas funnel has been with us a long time.

The new extended innovation funnel

We put our ideas into the funnel and then through a process of elimination out ‘pop’s’ finished products. Henry Chesbrough’s famous depiction of the Open Funnel has continued that concept, that ideas enter the more ‘open’ innovation process and go through a more ‘staged gate’ or equivalent process to emerge as the finished product or even spun-out- all well and good. In the past few weeks the funnel has been constantly coming back in my life. It has been bugging me. Recently I was at a European Innovation Conference and we got into a roundtable discussion on managing ideas and up pop’s the fuzzy front end and the funnel and putting ideas through this.

So let me lay out my view. On my return from the conference and the catching up that always follows I have now sat down to investigate where I had read this. Langdon Morris and his book “Permanent Innovation” Langdon Morris wrote an excellent book “Permanent Innovation” back in 2006. Like this: The Best Startup Pitches Of All Time. Company: SendGrid Product: Cloud-based email service to deliver transactional emails Founders: Isaac Saldana, Tim Jenkins, Jose Lopez Why it's a great pitch: Even though it's a technical pitch, "[Saldana] lays out the differentiation from what he's doing to what people naturally assume that he's doing which is just another email, news marketing type of thing," TechStars founder David Cohen says in a breakdown.

The Best Startup Pitches Of All Time

Cohen also notes how it's great that Isaac mentions that he has a hundred paying customers already, because it's great for validation and makes people want to listen. He does a good job of "twisting the knife" and showing what the value proposition is. Saldana harps on paying customers, which tells investors that that's what he really cares about. Where SendGrid is now: SendGrid has sent more than 30 billion emails since launching, with big-name companies like Pinterest, Foursquare, Spotify, and Hootsuite relying on the service.

Karsten Rowe – Brand consultant & logo designer. Envato Marketplaces. 40 Must-See Photos From The Past. The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” was coined by American newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane in 1911.

40 Must-See Photos From The Past

It’s a simple notion that applies to many aspects of our lives, but especially to historical photography. Sometimes, one simple picture can tell you more about history than any story you might read or any document you might analyze. [Read more...] These photographs all tell stories about the historical figures or events that they represent. Once taken simply to document their present, they now help us witness the past. Perhaps the wars, poverty, fights for freedom and little miracles of the past have lessons for us that we can use today? (via sobadsogood) Woman With A Gas-Resistant Pram, England, 1938 Unpacking the head of the Statue of Liberty, 1885 Elvis in the Army, 1958 Animals being used as part of medical therapy, 1956 Testing of new bulletproof vests, 1923 Charlie Chaplin at age 27, 1916 Hindenburg Disaster, May 6, 1937.

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