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Bad Infographics: 11 Mistakes You Never Want to Make. In an increasingly visual world, bad infographics have become the bane of the Internet.

Bad Infographics: 11 Mistakes You Never Want to Make

Just ask users who are bombarded on a daily basis with everything from poorly designed visuals to flat-out inaccurate data visualizations. This pandemic has gotten so bad that up to 95% of infographics from unknown sites have distorted the truth or just plain lied. It’s ruining the Web–so much so that users have gotten better and better at spotting misleading data as soon as they see it.

Take a look, for example, at this infographic (click to enlarge). The data is alarming enough to send you off to a European country to get decent hospital care, right? Not so fast. Internet users–like the ones below–have gotten smart to the tricks used by marketers looking for a fast way to get more links. Windows 10, iPad, Android and Desktop Diagramming, Floor Planning and Flowcharting Tool.

The Biggest Stumbling Blocks When You Start Mind Mapping. Some people start mind mapping and they’re changed forever.

The Biggest Stumbling Blocks When You Start Mind Mapping

They can’t stop raving about it. Five Best Mind Mapping Tools. The UK Energy Consumption Guide from Evoenergy. Text 2 Mind Map - Simple mind mapping online. MindMaple - Mind Mapping Software - Improve Brainstorming Techniques. 15 Effective Tools for Visual Knowledge Management. Since I started my quest a few years ago searching for the ultimate knowledge management tool, I’ve discovered a number of interesting applications that help people efficiently organize information.

15 Effective Tools for Visual Knowledge Management

There certainly is no shortage of solutions for this problem domain. Many tools exist that offer the ability to discover, save, organize, search, and retrieve information. Mindmapping/Charting/Timelining. Genuine Mind Mapping Software. Press Space or double-click to edit. Capture ideas at the speed of thought – using a mind map maker designed to help you focus on your ideas and remove all the distractions while mindmapping.

Press Space or double-click to edit

Create unlimited mind maps for free, and store them in the cloud. Your mind maps are available everywhere, instantly, from any device. Mindmapping/Charting/Timelining. Timeline JS3 - Beautifully crafted timelines that are easy, and intuitive to use. Because there are so many details to the styling, this is not exactly simple, but, if you have some technical capacity, you can override TimelineJS's CSS rules and have complete control over the look of the timeline.

Timeline JS3 - Beautifully crafted timelines that are easy, and intuitive to use.

For details, see Using the TimelineJS CSS selectors. Timeglider: web-based timeline software. Visual Understanding Environment - Gallery. WiseMapping - Visual Thinking Evolution. InstaGrok. History of Cartography: Volumes One, Two, and Three. Intelligent Life magazine. In 1914 John G.

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The Best Tools for Visualization. Visualization is a technique to graphically represent sets of data.

The Best Tools for Visualization

When data is large or abstract, visualization can help make the data easier to read or understand. There are visualization tools for search, music, networks, online communities, and almost anything else you can think of. Whether you want a desktop application or a web-based tool, there are many specific tools are available on the web that let you visualize all kinds of data. Here are some of the best: Visualize Social Networks. Gallery: How networks help us understand the world. As designer Manuel Lima points out in his TED Talk, A visual history of human knowledge, the network has become a powerful way to visualize much of what is going on in the world around us.

Gallery: How networks help us understand the world

“Networks really embody notions of decentralization, of interconnectedness, of interdependence,” says Lima. “This way of thinking is critical for us to solve many of the complex problems we are facing nowadays, from decoding the human brain to understanding the vast universe out there.” Here, Lima shares a few of his favorite network graphics. Blprnt.blg. About Canva. Mind Mapping Software - Create online Mind Maps. What is WiseMapping ? Geometry. Collaboration Mindmaps. Five Best Mind Mapping Tools. WiseMapping - Visual Thinking Evolution. Information Is Beautiful. Twine / An open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories.

15 Effective Tools for Visual Knowledge Management. A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods. Free mind mapping (and related types) software. I see regular inquiries on Twitter and in forums from people looking for free software to support visual thinking.

Free mind mapping (and related types) software

To provide answers, InformationTamers have put together 14 pages to help you find the one for your needs. These show the platform, a screen thumbnail and a link for more information in each case. We built this article using the most complete source for details of information mapping software on the Web: Mind-mapping.org. Mindmapping, concept mapping and information organisation software.

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Coggle is a browser-based organic-style mind-mapping application. It supports simultaneous, multi-user editing with chat. Edraw Mind Map Professional. Clarify Thinking Edraw can easily conceptualize your visualization on computer and organize your work. It helps you pull all ideas and assets together to organize them in logical structure, then to steer clear of irrelevant information and recognize the critical. Finally, you can better evaluate the profit, cost and risk for better decisions.

Free mind mapping (and related types) software. Mindmapping, concept mapping and information organisation software. Edraw Mind Map Professional. Brainstorm and mind map online. Visual Thinking Archive. Design and publish beautiful maps. Timeglider: web-based timeline software. Experiment. Thinkmap visualization software facilitates communication, learning, and discovery. Tinderbox. A new era for Tinderbox: the tool for notes. Tinderbox 7 is faster, more expressive, and more helpful than ever – the invaluable tool for capturing and visualizing your ideas. Composites build big ideas from small notes Gorgeous new fonts make your work even more legible Quick links connect notes instantly Hundreds of improvements Whether you’re plotting your next thriller or writing your dissertation, designing a course, managing a legal practice, coordinating a campaign or planning a season of orchestral concerts, Tinderbox 7 will be your personal information assistant.

Aeon Timeline: The timeline tool for creative thinking. Aeon Timeline: Outlining Made Easy. Aeon Timeline is a great way to plan a novel. I broke down and bought Aeon Timeline. It was $39.99 in the AppStore, but so far it has been worth every penny. Even though there is currently not a Windows version, I have found the program to be probably one of the greatest tools for planning out multiple story arcs, keeping track of character relationships and viewing all of the subtle nuances of my novel at a glance.

After watching a detailed video tutorial found on Scribblecode’s website, I was off and running, plotting out my fictional future timeline with ease. The interface is simplified down so that an author can choose to place three different types of markers on the timeline: events, entities and arcs. TimeRime.com - Homepage. MindNode. Storyboard That: The World's Best FREE Online Storyboard Creator. The 15 best tools for data visualisation. It's often said that data is the new world currency, and the web is the exchange bureau through which it's traded. As consumers, we're positively swimming in data; it's everywhere from labels on food packaging design to World Health Organisation reports.

As a result, for the designer it's becoming increasingly difficult to present data in a way that stands out from the mass of competing data streams. One of the best ways to get your message across is to use a visualization to quickly draw attention to the key messages, and by presenting data visually it's also possible to uncover surprising patterns and observations that wouldn't be apparent from looking at stats alone.

Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds. Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles. Color Scheme Designer 3. The Five Best Tools for Creating Videos Without Installing Software. Over the years I've published some lists and reviews of free tools for creating videos online. Quite a few of those tools have been for creating simple videos that are really just automated, audio slideshows. Your prezis. Curio - Mind Mapping, Brainstorming, and Project Management Software for Mac OS X. Flowchart - Gliffy- Collaboration Tool. Create and share visual ideas online. Inkle » inklewriter.

Note-Taking Jujitsu, Or How I Make Sense Of What I Read — A Different Place. All this isn’t to say paper copies don't have their uses. But some books just aren't available in digital format. I'll get into the workaround for that later. The best way to make this less of a problem is to gently nudge publishers to issue their books on a kindle format.1 But I am already getting off track. All this seemed to come to a head this past week, where a podcast I hosted together with Matt Trevithick took up the topic of notes and note-taking.

Mark Bernstein, our guest on the show, wrote a really excellent book on the topic some years ago entitled The Tinderbox Way. Tool For Thought.