Cool Infographics - Blog If you’re located near Washington, DC or Fort Lauderdale, FL, I’ll be there next week! I have a packed schedule of both public and private events, so check your schedule and join me if you can! I’ll be presenting about data visualization and infographics, and signing books. Washington DC Monday, Feb 10th, 3:00pm CBO (Congressional Budget Office) - private event and book signing Tuesday, Feb 11th, 12:00pm, Noblis Tech Tuesday - private event and book signing Tuesday, Feb 11th, 6:30pm, Data Visualization DC Meetup group - PUBLIC presentation, book signing and data drinks! Register here: Wednesday, Feb 12th, Greater Washington Board of Trade Morning Star Speaker Series - PUBLIC event * Discount for Cool Infographics readers - use the code “Cool*Infographics” at checkout to get the member price even if you’re a non-member ($25 discount)! Register here:
Infographic: The anatomy of an agency « Big Orange Slide Ideavelopmentreation Outside the agency environment, I was introduced to Agile development: [...] Forgiving a pretty face In the late spirit of Valentine’s day, I’ve been thinking [...] …And a Social New Year Evolution of the Community Manager as we know it: The profile [...] The Season of Giving ‘Work hard, play harder’, the phrase often used to describe [...] Infographic: The anatomy of an agency The following infographic was a joint collaboration between Grip’s own Julia Morra and Trevor Gourley. Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.
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What's An Average Day on Facebook? [Infographic] Did you know that American Internet users spend more time on Facebook than any other site? Not only is it the site with the second-largest U.S. audience, just behind Google, but it far surpasses every other site in the top 10 of most popular websites, according to data from Nielsen, with the average user spending more than 7 hours and 45 minutes each month on the site. No wonder it's a popular site for marketing and engaging with consumers. So, what does the average user do on Facebook each day? Here's a glimpse into Facebook habits courtesy of creative agency JESS3. How does your Facebook use stack up to these numbers? Connect: Authored by: Tiffany Monhollon Tiffany Monhollon writes about local online marketing, social media, web presence optimization and small business success as the lead blogger for ReachLocal. See complete profile
The Small Business Social Media Cheat Sheet This post was written by Jenny Urbano, our Social Media Manager. Here at Demandforce, we love seeing and celebrating your ideas! And more than that, we love to hear from YOU. We want to bridge the gap between us and you, so that’s why we’re offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to win a trip to San Francisco, sightsee in this amazing city, visit Demandforce headquarters and share your ideas with us! 6 winners, and a guest of their choice will be flown out to San Francisco, California on March 12-14th, 2014, where they will stay in Union Square, spend a day at Demandforce, have dinner with the team, and explore the lovely City by the Bay! For contest rules, and how to enter, please visit our post in the Generation Demandforce Community here. Good luck!
20 Methods for Upping Your Current Web Design Skills Design All great designers are constantly improving their skills. There has never been a successful designer, or anyone of another profession for that matter, that has stopped at a certain point and said, "Good enough". In this post we're looking into 20 different ways a web designer can improve their skills at any time. 20 Great Improvement Methods 1. Check out websites like UI-Patterns.com to explore the best user interface patterns for the web. User Interface Pattern Websites: 2. Look at the detail in everyday objects, and actively look at detail in other web designs. 3. Many clients love a designer that offers SEO services. 4. Trends are never something a web designer should solely rely on, but learning new trends is a great way to keep up with technology, and to keep you as a designer out of a rut. Do yourself a favor by keeping your designs modern, and by keeping your skills sharp by studying trending techniques. 5. 6. Image credit: Dey 7. 8. 9. Image credit: Jakob Montrasio 10. 11.
20 Great Visualizations of 2011 As the popularity of visualizations grows, so does their range and quality. Here’s a list of 20 of the best Static Visualizations, Interactive Visualizations, and Information Videos from 2011. (Note: while they are numbered for your convenience, the entries are not ranked.) Static Visualizations Often, static infographics are created without much thought, just as fodder to get clicks on the web. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Interactive Visualizations Interactives are in a different league from static infographics. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Information Videos Information Videos are a great way to tell a story. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Drew Skau is a PhD Computer Science Visualization student at UNCC, with an undergraduate degree in Architecture. To complete the subscription process and receive your ebook, please click the link in the email we just sent you. Download our exclusive eBook to learn how to make your content work harder.
Cool site shows what Google’s social search should really be like Blake Ross, who is currently director of product at Facebook has just launched a new project in collaboration with Tom Occhino (developer at Facebook) and Marshall Roch to show Google up by demonstrating what its social search feature is really capable of. Google is currently defending its position to prioritise Google+ results in social search, as they claim they are restricted from indexing certain content from other social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. As Ross as shown with his site 'focus on the user' however, this seems to be untrue. Focus On The User presents search results with a number of other social sources, and the developers claim they never show content that isn't already indexed by Google. You can test the site for yourself by easily installing the button on your toolbar (found on the site here). The effect of the addon can be seen in the example below. When the 'don't be evil' bookmark is pressed, the results differ significantly: The war is on
15 Design Tips to Learn From Apple There is no shortage of companies that follow popular design trends to appeal to a mass market. Much more rare is the breed of company that actually sets design trends. Today we’ll examine the techniques of a company that occupies the top of the design food chain: Apple. Below you’ll find 15 practical ways to follow Apple’s example in creating beautiful interfaces. #1: Keep it Simple Take a look at Apple’s homepage and don’t think about what you see, but what you don’t see. Apple’s homepage simply shows off their most recent work and provides you with a few easily understood categories to help you get to the information you want to see. Imagine you’re driving up to an airport. Apple takes the same approach to interface design. #2: Use Amazing Product Shots One of Apple’s principle reasons for cutting back on superfluous graphics on their site is to really showcase what’s important: their products. There are several things that make these products look so incredible. #3: Contrast is Key
Why Do People Follow Brands? [INFOGRAPHIC] Ce que les enfants pensent des logos ! Hello 🙂 Ce matin, je découvre et vous partage une vidéo vraiment intéressante où le designer Adam Ladd s’est amusé avec son fils en lui demandant de commenter et de décrire des logos très célèbres. L’enfant possède ainsi un regard connaisseur, notamment avec des logos comme le « M » de Mc Donalds qui, je cite « ressemble à une frite », le logo de Starbucks qui est donc le « logo d’un café », ou encore avec la pomme d’Apple qui est, je cite « l’image de l’Apple Store ». Ainsi: le logo de Pepsi ressemble a une pizzale logo de Monster Energie ressemble a des petits vers,le logo de Google Chrome ressemble a un ballon de plage très coloréle logo de BP qui est une fleur est aussitôt reconnu comme un logo de station servicele logo de NBC est aussitôt reconnu comme un paon très coloré (alors que ça n’est pas si évident)le logo des jeux olympiques ressemble a un jouet pour enfant Voilà la vidéo : L’exercice est vraiment intéressant car il permet d’avoir un oeil presque objectif sur les logos.
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Great stuff, thanks! by jenovesia May 22