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How to be more insightful | Shawn Lankton Online One way consultants add value by being “insightful,” but what does that really mean? What’s more, if you aren’t “insightful” already, how do you improve? I’ve been thinking about this lately and distilled 4 ways to push your thinking and get more insightful. Change your shoesFind parallels to things you knowAsk ‘how’ and ‘why’ to dig deepGet super specific Change your shoes This is all about changing your perspective. Imagine yourself as the customer, business partner, colleague, etc. Getting inside others’ heads can uncover overlooked motivations and opportunities. Find parallels to things you know Relate new scenarios to similar scenarios you understand well! Maybe you’re trying to think of loyalty programs for enterprise software… Think about the loyalty program at your local sandwitch place. Though parallels may seem dubious at first, even distant relationships can lead to surprising insight. Ask ‘how’ and ‘why’ to dig deep Wearing ‘new shoes’ and drawing parallels leads to early insights.

Bibliothèques publiques et open data : quels enjeux ? En plus des traditionnels open source et open access, les bibliothèques vont être de plus en plus confrontées à l’avenir à un troisième Open, l’Open data. Il faut bien entendu commencer par des fondamentaux. Rassurez vous je ne vous propose pas de long discours, mais une seule présentation, à consulter avant d’aller plus loin. Elle vient de très bons spécialistes de la question : Libertic qui animent un blog de veille de très grande qualité sur ces questions. L’Open Data c’est quoi ? En complément, voici la définition proposée dans cet excellent Guide pratique de l’ouverture des données publiques territoriales proposé par Amandine BRUGIÈRE et Charles NÉPOTE dans le cadre de la FING et accessible ici si vous voulez y contribuer. Comme toute organisation aujourd’hui, un acteur public utilise l’informatique pour préparer toutes ses décisions, produire tous ses services, évaluer toutes ses actions. complèteprimaireopportuneaccessibleexploitablenon discriminatoirenon propriétairelibre de droit

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. 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. has a good capability for selecting software by map type and operating system (click on the 'Refine software list' tab at the top right of its web page). "Free" here is as in beer, not in freedom, though some of the software listed is open source, so is free in both senses. Of course a pencil and paper is always almost free. This used to be one long page, but as I updated and added to it, it became unmanageable, so now it's broken down by category. Click through for more details:

La Mosaïque (hot dog) paris Une petite faim ? Si vous êtes dans le Marais, plutôt que de faire une halte boulangerie, arrêtez-vous dans cette miniscule échoppe à hot dog. Les hot dogs sont présentés sur un chien bien culotté Un hot dog, sinon rien. Avec son gros cactus, ses plaques d’immatriculation ramenées de Floride ou la mosaïque rouge et blanche aux murs, cette kitchnette made in USA est un peu surréaliste dans le quartier très branché du Marais. Edit du 9 février 2010 : J’y suis retournée… Lire mon nouveau billet (avec vidéo). . Manger vite fait-bien fait dans le Marais : L’As du Fallafel, Boulangerie Legay Choc (très bons sandwhichs), Minh Chau (vietnamien) Posté par Aude le 23 août 2007 dans les catégories 4e arrondissement, de 0€ à 15€, Traditionnel

THE BIG PICTURE If every crisis is also an opportunity, then what opportunities are we failing to take advantage of solely on account of our perplexity and our unwillingness to come to terms with the changes happening now? What we need is a broader, more open-minded perspective that enables us to peer beyond the boundaries of our habitual ways of doing things, our specialized disciplines and our conventional ideologies, and that can also visualize the pluralism and the inherent contradictions of our modern, globally networked world. A new Big Picture that is no longer from a centralized point of view and isn’t projected out of the center of a global force, but is instead a patchwork of diverse positions. Ars Electronica 2012 is bringing together models that can serve as paragons and best-practice examples from art and science that offer inspirational demonstrations of how an open-minded way of looking at a larger whole not only reveals more of it but also brings totally new insights to light.

Visualisation de l'information : de multiples outils Dans un monde où l'information est toujours plus abondante, le professionnel rencontre souvent des difficultés – même s'il utilise des méthodologies de recherche efficaces – pour analyser et traiter des volumes d'information qui peuvent être importants. De nombreux outils, dont plusieurs gratuits, peuvent heureusement lui permettre de manipuler les données, de les visualiser graphiquement et de mettre ainsi en évidence modèles et tendances. Pour découvrir ces outils, on pourra consulter avec profit les dossiers, recensements et supports cités ci-après. Dans un article d'avril 2011 paru dans Computerworld et intitulé "Image gallery: 22 free tools for data visualization and analysis", Sharon Machlis proposait déjà un recensement de 22 outils, classés dans un tableau indiquant pour chacun leur usage, la plateforme (navigateur, code...), le "niveau" de difficulté, etc., suivi d'une copie d'écran pour chacun des outils. +Béatrice Foenix-Riou

5 P's and 7 P's of the Marketing Mix :: Curriculum Assessment Types: Projects, Select an existing product that interests you. Research the product's price, where it is sold, who it is targeting, and other marketing mix areas. Then, change the target market for this product (age, gender, demographics). Prepare a two-page written report (or double-spaced typewritten report) and an oral presentation using presentation software (like PowerPoint) or a 28" x 24" poster board to illustrate how the P's must be revised to focus on the newly defined target market. Clearly Label and Define (vocabulary terms) all Illustrations. Presentation: 5-10 minutes You will be evaluated on: Explaining your existing product, original target market, and original marketing mix strategies Explaining how the same product with a new target market and a new set of marketing strategies influences marketing decisions.

datatainment : play data ! play ! Par g.cliquet, le 10 février 2008 datatainment, is a portmanteau word combining “data” and (enter) “tainment” which refers to a new way of representing digital data related to the activities of individuals within the information world. Through this new concept we intend to implement the dynamic transposition of a community’s information-related activities to video and amusement-oriented environments. Definitionsdata: “data” is to be understood as part of a basic material malleable at will that can be shaped just like clay into a form or a volume laden with meaning and emotion. (enter)tainment: Since playing games is said to be very significant in the evolution of species and especially in the evolution of mammals (1), we should overstep the usually mostly derogatory views on game-playing and rather strive to see it in a different, anthropological light by focusing on its cultural and teaching-oriented dimensions [Huizinga, 1938]. Related : datatainment leave a reply