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The Art of Insight and Action

The Art of Insight and Action
Idiagram provides systemic analysis, systems mapping, and strategic consulting services to help our clients: 1 ) Think Clearly and systemically about complex problems 2 ) Engage Diverse Stakeholders who must be part of the solution 3 ) Communicate Effectively with the people who must act on those problems We work with teams facing complex multi-faceted problems to: Build a sophisticated systemic understanding of complex issues and opportunities Develop broad strategic insight Design more creative solutions Build shared vision, ownership, and enthusiasm Communicate effectively with others Doing these things well, and the synergy of doing them together, can have a profound impact on team knowledge, morale, and coordination. Our approach revolves around the use of systems thinking and systems mapping to facilitate better thinking, communication and coherent action.

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12.08.2010 - Our brains are wired so we can better hear ourselves speak, new study shows Like the mute button on the TV remote control, our brains filter out unwanted noise so we can focus on what we’re listening to. But when it comes to following our own speech, a new brain study from the University of California, Berkeley, shows that instead of one homogenous mute button, we have a network of volume settings that can selectively silence and amplify the sounds we make and hear. Activity in the auditory cortex when we speak and listen is amplified in some regions of the brain and muted in others. In this image, the black line represents muting activity when we speak. Five glorious presentations on visual thinking Do you think in words or pictures, or both? Visual thinking engages the part of the brain that handles visual processing, and is said to be both "emotional and creative" so you can "organise information in an intuitive and simultaneous way". A picture really might be worth a thousand words, while being easier to understand and recall. Therefore it is worth exploring how visual thinking can help you communicate ideas to colleagues and clients. I have collated a few presentations to help you do exactly that.

50 Great Examples of Data Visualization Wrapping your brain around data online can be challenging, especially when dealing with huge volumes of information. And trying to find related content can also be difficult, depending on what data you’re looking for. But data visualizations can make all of that much easier, allowing you to see the concepts that you’re learning about in a more interesting, and often more useful manner. Below are 50 of the best data visualizations and tools for creating your own visualizations out there, covering everything from Digg activity to network connectivity to what’s currently happening on Twitter.

Behavioral Medicine Research & Training Foundation Contents Program Overview and Objectives page 1 List of Courses page 4 Course Descriptions page 5 Basic Clinical Skills Courses page 14 Program Costs page 14 Individual Course Costs page 15 Entrance Criteria page 15 Transfer Credits page 15 Faculty page 16 Library and Internet Utilization page 16 Dissertation Requirements page 17 Comprehensive Exam page 18 U Natural Medicine Description page 19 Contact for Further Information page 19 Sample Syllabus page 19 Grading page 21 Brief Faculty Vitas page 21 Program Credibility page 25 Program Overview and Objectives Applied psychophysiology focuses on the amelioration / treatment and prevention of disease through teaching people techniques for recognizing and correcting abnormal physiological levels of function and responses. The field has a long history of making major contributions to education and health care in both treatment and prevention arenas.

Noetic Tools « Institute of Noetic Sciences UK Community Group (UKIONS) Noetic Tools Noetic Audio Tools When you understand the power of your thoughts and emotions in creating your reality, you realize the important of music in your journey to happiness, prosperity and fulfillment. Great Visualizers: Always With Honor Design duo Tyler Lang and Elsa Chaves are Always With Honor, an Portland-based design team with a specialty in beautifully simple information displays and iconography. I first got turned on to / by their work when I spotted this awesome poster. It visualizes the many domains within design.

Adopt a design method! « Design Method for Mapping Complex Information I have briefly mentioned the importance of design methods for design practice and the current lack of design methodologists in a previous post. Now, I will go further explaining why design methods are essential for the design discipline more than ever. Gregory (1966), Jones (1992), Conley (2004) and Cross (2001, 2007), among others, have pointed out the relevance of design methods for design practice. However, findings obtained from my PhD workshops showed that designers (professional and students) are not keen on adopting design methods as part of their problem-solving strategy. Workshop participants expressed that design methods were time-consuming and they reduced their creativity, even though results demonstrated that participants created more effective design outcomes when they applied a design method. To give a bit of clarity to this subject, the first step would be to define what a design method is and why it would be useful for design practice.

HyperPhysics Concepts About HyperPhysics Rationale for Development HyperPhysics is an exploration environment for concepts in physics which employs concept maps and other linking strategies to facilitate smooth navigation. For the most part, it is laid out in small segments or "cards", true to its original development in HyperCard. Good sleep, good learning, good life Foreword It is everyone's dream to wake up fresh, happy, and ready for action on a daily basis. Sadly, in the modern world, only a small minority lives that dream.

Selected excerpts from: Blue Blood, True Blood, Conflict and Creation - 1 Preface As far as the history of this planet is concerned, you can consider that everything you ever learned is a complete lie. All history and science books are rewritten to accommodate the agenda of the controllers of this planet. These books are just as false as the New Age material spewing forth from such places as Sedona and Santa Fe, to name a couple of Illuminati meccas. Disinformation is rampant everywhere. Visual thinking guides - Wikit This presents nine sources of visual thinking guides: Exploratree, Gamestorming, LexIcon, Education Oasis, TeacherVision, Freeology, Education Place and Writing Fun. Exploratree hosts a set of interactive thinking guides. This is a free web resource where you can use the guides, print them, edit them or make your own. You can share them and work on them in groups. It is aimed at schools and students, but has ideas for thinkers of all ages.

31 Interesting Social Media Data Visualization Tools Tags: Digg, Facebook, Flickr, Google Maps, Last.fm, Lists, Reddit, Twitter, YouTube Every day millions of people are tweeting, digging, voting up on reddit, IMing, texting, and uploading video content. Keeping track of everything on the Internet can be overwhelming. Visualizing some of this data can make things easier on our eyes. Psychological ("personality") Types Psychological ("personality") Types According to Jung's theory of Psychological Types we are all different in fundamental ways. One's ability to process different information is limited by their particular type. These types are sixteen. People can be either Extroverts or Introverts, depending on the direction of their activity ; Thinking, Feeling, Sensing, Intuitive, according to their own information pathways; Judging or Perceiving, depending on the method in which they process received information. Extroverts vs.

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