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How to Make a Concept Model. I can draw.

How to Make a Concept Model

I went to art school. I studied painting until I fell out with the abstract expressionists and switched to photography. But I can draw. What I cannot do is diagram. I always wanted to. Other than the oh-god-my-eyes color choices, my social architecture diagram has deeper problems. A concept model is a visual representation of a set of ideas that clarifies the concept for both the thinker and the audience. The best known concept model in the user experience profession is probably Jesse James Garrett’s “Elements of User Experience.” If you wish to clearly present a set of ideas to an audience and represent how they fit together, a diagram is much more powerful than words alone. “The more we draw, the more our ideas become visible, and as they become visible they become clear, and as they become clear they become easier to discuss—which in the virtuous cycle of visual thinking prompts us to discuss even more.”

Concept models can serve many purposes. Stephan P. Dan Gilbert: The psychology of your future self. Les Oranges Bleues — Here are some projects, collaborations, zines and... Forcing Kids To Stick To Gender Roles Can Actually Be Harmful To Their Health. Raising children in societies that adhere to rigid gender roles, with fixed ideas about what should be considered “masculine” and “feminine,” can actually be detrimental to their physical and mental health, according to a study that observed 14-year-olds’ interactions over a three month period.

Forcing Kids To Stick To Gender Roles Can Actually Be Harmful To Their Health

“Usually we think of gender as natural and biological, but it’s not… We actually construct it in ways that have problematic and largely unacknowledged health risks,” lead researcher Maria do Mar Pereira, the deputy director for the University of Warwick’s Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, explained in an interview with ThinkProgress. Pereira drew her conclusions after being embedded in a class of teenagers in Lisbon, Portugal. Pereira observed both boys and girls regulating their behavior in potentially harmful ways in order to adhere to gender norms.

Huge Marvel Comics Collection. Carmina burana. David Bowie’s Enchanting Isolated Vocal Track for “Ziggy Stardust” By Maria Popova Because Ziggy didn’t always play guitar.

David Bowie’s Enchanting Isolated Vocal Track for “Ziggy Stardust”

In June of 1972, David Bowie released his fifth studio record, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars — the album that gave birth to his legendary alter ego, the fictional rock star Ziggy Stardust, who catapulted Bowie into superstardom and went on to become one of the twentieth century’s greatest pop-culture cults. This mesmerizing isolated vocal track for the album’s title song reveals as much the intimate beauty of Bowie’s imperfect voice as it does the enormous role instrumentation and performance play in creating the overall effect of the song’s enchantment and exhilaration: Donating = Loving Bringing you (ad-free) Brain Pickings takes hundreds of hours each month.

You can also become a one-time patron with a single donation in any amount. Brain Pickings has a free weekly newsletter. Share on Tumblr. Thousands Of Relics Recovered From Ancient Mexican City. After spending years gradually making their way down a 103 meter (340 foot) long tunnel, a team of Mexican archeologists have gathered some 50,000 relics inside the ancient city of Teotihuacan.

Thousands Of Relics Recovered From Ancient Mexican City

The remains, which could offer new insight into the impressive city, have been untouched for almost 2,000 years because the opening was sealed around A.D. 250. The pre-Columbian city of Teotihuacan is located around 50 kilometers (30 miles) northeast of Mexico City. You Don’t Have To Be Pretty – On YA Fiction And Beauty As A Priority. Manish Arora. Status of "Warp Drive" Warp Drive, When?

Status of "Warp Drive"

"Warp Drives", "Hyperspace Drives", or any other term for Faster-than-light travel is at the level of speculation, with some facets edging into the realm of science. We are at the point where we know what we do know and know what we don’t, but do not know for sure if faster than light travel is possible. The bad news is that the bulk of scientific knowledge that we have accumulated to date concludes that faster than light travel is impossible. 'Interstellar' review.

From the opening scenes of sprawling cornfields accompanied by a revelrie-like brass note, it’s clear that Interstellar is working in the tradition of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

'Interstellar' review

It has the grand scope of Kubrick’s classic, promising to take us from humanity’s past to its distant future, and proceeds with the same stately pace that encourages you to ponder the themes it offers along the way. It throws out plenty to think about — the nature of time and space, the place of humanity in the universe — but somewhat unexpectedly for this type of film, and for Christopher Nolan, whose work tends toward the cerebral, it explores these ideas in human terms. Interstellar is as interested in how general relativity would affect your family life, for example, as it is in the theory itself.

Before you proceed: this review has a few spoilers, but nothing beyond what you’d glean from the preview and the first ten minutes or so of film. Turn back now if you care about that sort of thing. News Feature: Mapping the lost megalopolis. Laser imaging reveals long-lost traces of ancient civilizations hidden beneath tropical forest canopies.

News Feature: Mapping the lost megalopolis

Archaeologists are known for getting their hands—and everything else—dirty.