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Taming Information - Information organizers, information management and methods

Taming Information - Information organizers, information management and methods
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Augmentez votre productivité et votre efficacité avec le mind mapping! | Prenez le temps de découvrir ce précieux outil et gagnez en efficacité tout le reste de votre vie! Welcome to DeepaMehta | DeepaMehta WikIT How To Set Up A Google Store In Minutes Last week, Google released yet another gadget that may win them friends with small business owners. It’s called the Google Checkout store gadget and it essentially allows you to use Google Checkout and Google Docs to to easily create your own online store in a matter of minutes. What makes the gadget especially interesting is that because it’s tied to a Google Docs spreadsheet, small business owners can keep product inventory without having to use another third-party program like Quickbooks. Something many of us can probably appreciate. To install the gadget on your site or blog, Google outlines three simple steps. 1. And that’s it. This is really a great new gadget from Google, especially if you’re one of the many aspiring merchants or SMB owners who were intimidated by the thought of creating your own e-commerce store. What I really like is how much this lowers the bar to entry for merchants to start up. Do practice some caution, though. What do you think? More in: Google

The New Cartographers: The rise of mapping & augmented intelligence Every year the Cartography and Geographic Information Society holds a competition – the equivalent of the Academy Awards for maps — for the best map of the United States. While it’s often won by one of the major players in the mapping world, like the US Census bureau, in 2010 it was won by a one-man shop run by David Imus of Eugene Oregon. Imus’s map differed not just in the scale of operation, but in the very way he went about constructing it. Traditional map-makers make use of algorithms to position labels, size towns and arrange points of interest, and they farm out the rest of the work to teams in India to manually fill in. While Imus’ map was constructed on a computer it didn’t use algorithms, leading to Imus toiling 6,000 hours, 7 days a week, for two years, obsessing over font types, state boundary colors and things like what symbol to use for airports. Imus, his map and his technique for producing it, seem like an anachronistic throw back to a 1950s world of exacto knives.

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. Modest Maps Flot Charts Leaflet Leaflet is a modern open-source JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps. Raphael Chartkick

Creativity through mind mapping Mind mapping seems to have a built-in quality that helps with creativity. The freedom to add a new thought anywhere and draw connections, opens the mind and unblocks thinking. (click the thumbnail for a full-size version) Paul Foreman, the prolific mind mapper of MindMapInspiration says "Mind maps open the floodgates to creativity and are a brilliant format for thinking. "Coupling random words and unusual connections can make creative exploration fun and reveal some unique ideas." This ties in with one of Edward de Bono's suggestions (see below) for breaking the creativity log jam: Open a dictionary at a random page, pick a word, and then try to form a connection between that word and the subject of your creative intent. A mind map about creativity Edward de Bono's book Serious Creativity is seriously useful in getting the creative juices flowing. There is a very cut-down image of a mind map on the right. Interactive map: Flash (recommended) PDF (problem?) External links References

Creating Concept Maps A concept map is a picture of our understanding of something. It is a diagram illustrating how sets of concepts are related. Concept maps are made up of webs of terms (nodes) related by verbs (links) to other terms (nodes). Concept maps provide a useful contrast with essays. Examples and a good description such as those described by Gowan and Novak (in Learning How to Learn) are helpful for understanding concept mapping. The first step in concept mapping is to generate lists of words related to the main concept. The second step is to edit the list. The third step is to define the terms on the edited list. A useful exercise is to create a matrix listing all the terms down one side and repeating the list across the top. Another important step is ranking of the terms. One approach is to ground the primary concept within a sentence that also contains the other two or three most important terms. Another approach, is to look for a structure or model to underlie the concept map. Download PDF

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. How to Organize Digital Information: Web sites, blogs, and more “The flood of data on the Web has reached mind-boggling proportions.” (NPR, 2010) So many websites, blogs, online newsletters … so little time. How can we keep up in the digital world? What is Personal Knowledge Management (PKM)? The System to PKM The first and essential component to effective management of digital information is the system itself. Find the right tool or application to manage your digital content. 1) The Tool There are many tools to choose from for managing and sharing digital information, yet the selection of the tool is critical, it can make or break your system. Pealtrees: I discovered Pearltrees, which is a fluid and intuitive tool that allows me to manage digital information easily. 2) The Knowledge – My Categories The image below illustrates my ‘trees’ which are the main topics or categories of interest to me. To expand a ‘tree’ I simply click on the circle associated with the category. 3) The method Like this: Like Loading...

Knowledge Integration Map A Knowledge Integration Map (KIM) is a discipline-specific form of concept map. Concept maps are a form of node-link diagram for organizing and representing connections between ideas as a semantic network. KIMs consist of concepts and labeled arrows. Different from traditional concept maps, KIMs divide the drawing area into discipline-specific areas, for example in biology into genotype/phenotype. Overview[edit] Knowledge Integration Map (KIM) example Knowledge Integration Maps (KIMs) have been developed at the University of California, Berkeley by Beat A. KIMs are based on the principles of Knowledge Integration.[3] The knowledge integration framework suggests that scaffolding students to better integrate their ideas will support conceptual changes in students’ understanding. Characteristics of Knowledge Integration Maps[edit] Discipline-specific levels: This characteristic combines aspects of concept mapping with aspects of Venn diagrams. Use of Knowledge Integration Maps[edit]

emaze - Online Presentation Software – Create Amazing Presentations Project planning with mind maps You can't start a project without thinking, "What do I do first?" but starting there is premature. Even with small projects you must have a clear understanding of the following: The project aims, how completion will be judged (what tells you that you've really finished? but that's just the beginning. Planning preliminaries Start a mindmap as you think about what the project aims to produce, what it covers, what resources you will need and then draft the first ideas for a timetable: Preliminary project planning thoughts (Click for larger version) Scope may be a problem. You may not have decided much of what you write about aims, scope and resources yourself -- maybe your boss told you -- but whether you define them and then go seeking agreement, or they are handed down, make sure they have been thought through, written down and circulated. Mind mapping encourages structured capture of unstructured thoughts. Filling out the details Next, develop the mindmap to a more detailed level.

Concept map An Electricity Concept Map, an example of a concept map A concept map or conceptual diagram is a diagram that depicts suggested relationships between concepts.[1] It is a graphical tool that designers, engineers, technical writers, and others use to organize and structure knowledge. A concept map typically represents ideas and information as boxes or circles, which it connects with labeled arrows in a downward-branching hierarchical structure. Overview[edit] A concept map is a way of representing relationships between ideas, images, or words in the same way that a sentence diagram represents the grammar of a sentence, a road map represents the locations of highways and towns, and a circuit diagram represents the workings of an electrical appliance. Concept maps were developed to enhance meaningful learning in the sciences. Differences from other visualizations[edit] History[edit] Various attempts have been made to conceptualize the process of creating concept maps. Use[edit] See also[edit]