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Visual Literacy: An E-Learning Tutorial on Visualization for Communication, Engineering and Business

Visual Literacy: An E-Learning Tutorial on Visualization for Communication, Engineering and Business

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Tools - Cool Infographics Adioma creates information graphics out of your textual data, using timelines, grids and icons. Create impressive charts from spreadsheets. Assemble into dashboards, embed in websites, or simply share a link. A Python interactive visualization library that targets modern web browsers for presentation Cacoo is a free online drawing tool that allows you to create a variety of diagrams such as site map, flowchart, mind map, wire frame, UML diagram and network diagram. Crowdsourced Analytics Solution Marketplace - Make Sense of Big Data Free interactive charts created online in seconds ChartGo is an online graph maker tool. Simply choose your settings, enter your data and hit create. Visual Thinking Spatial & Sequential Thinking Spatial and sequential thinking are two different mental organisations that affect the way people view the world. Sequential thinking is step by step linear thinking over time, while spatial thinking is an holistic system where all knowledge is interconnected in space. Auditory thinking is associated with sequential thinking and visual-spatial thinking is associated with spatial thinking.

Visual Thinking + Synthesis Photo by Ken Yeung I really enjoy talking complex subjects, processes or business problems and boiling them down to their core essence. This is becoming known as the process of "Visual Thinking". I use visual metaphors and storytelling to do this. My style of visual thinking is immediately recognizable and has helped me build a strong following of influential professionals who use my visuals in their own presentations and documents. A comprehensive archive of my visuals can be found on Flickr (please credit if you use them) and if you are interested in Visual Thinking as a discipline, you can visit VizThink for additional resources.

Links to Infographic Sites, Visual Designers and C - Cool Infographics Randy's infographic design consultancy to Visualize Business Intelligence Jacob O'Neal's site focused on designing animated GIF infographics Company that helps visualize business data Rose Zgodzinski's site to help client find visual solutions Consulting, Design and Social + PR Brian Cragin is an infographic designer in San Diego A masterfully constructed infographic campaign can work wonders for your business Dashboard Design: Data Driven helps your clients better understand and act upon your information Dejure Design provides interactive and visual design services to social justice organizations seeking to make their legal work more accessible and engaging. One of the UK’s leading providers of infographics and data visualisation for bloggers and businesses of all sizes An interactive design industry We make important data beautiful and easy to understand We specialize in transmitting messages in a clear, simple and attractive way.

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. Graphical visualization of text similarities in essays in a book The problem A collection of essays is collated for readers with visualizing graphics. The graphics should both serve as a thematic and structural overview of each text, and pose the essay in question in relation to the other essays in the book.

I Wish This Was 2010New Orleans, LA Interactive public art project that invites residents to share their hopes for vacant buildings. Chang placed boxes of free stickers in businesses around the city and posted thousands of stickers on vacant buildings across New Orleans, so anyone walking by could fill one out. The stickers are vinyl and can be easily removed without damaging property. Responses ranged from the functional to the poetic: I wish this was… a butcher shop, a community garden, a bike rack, a place to sit and talk, an affordable farmer’s market, a taco stand, a donut/flower shop, full of nymphomaniacs with PhDs, a source of tasty healthy food I could afford, my art gallery, your dream, Heaven.

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. 36 Excellent Data Visualization Tools Data is always useful but it is not easy to comprehend it when it is not presented understandably. This is where data visualization comes in; there are many tools and techniques of providing data in a way that helps the viewers to apprehend the given data. It is very important to draw in the user’s attention via proper data visualization so that he/she is better capable of retaining facts. It would definitely require the media, through which the data is presented, to present the information in such a way that it catches the user’s eye and still be intelligible to him at all counts and levels because representation of facts is always better shown through pictorial representation of statistics. To make it easy for all the data streaming sites to give their data in a most comprehensible way we have brought together a collection of data visualization tools. These are all excellent at performing their tasks and would definitely warrant a try.

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. Somewhat awesomely. (Here’s a link to a massive hi-res version) Pantone Colour of the Year 2016 announced - what colour will you be painting your walls next year? Every year, Pantone, the global authority on colour, chooses a new colour shade that will influence interior design, fashion and beauty. As THE major forecaster of colour trends and major trend influencer the announcement is anticipated eagerly by people across the world who love design and, of course, colour. This year's colour is: ROSE QUARTZ & SERENITY pantone.com For the first time ever, Pantone has chosen to blend two colours as its colour of the year - it explains: "In many parts of the world we are experiencing a gender blur as it relates to fashion, which has in turn impacted color trends throughout all other areas of design.

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