Visual Thinking Home » All CFT Teaching Guides » Visual Thinking by CFT graduate program coordinator Maria Ebner & assistant director Derek Bruff Introduction Our brains are wired to rapidly make sense of and remember visual input. Visualizations in the form of diagrams, charts, drawings, pictures, and a variety of other ways can help students understand complex information. A well-designed visual image can yield a much more powerful and memorable learning experience than a mere verbal or textual description.
How To Create Outstanding Modern Infographics In this tutorial you will learn that data doesn't have to be boring, it can be beautiful! Learn how to use various graph tools, illustration techniques and typography to make an accurate and inspiring infographic in Adobe Illustrator. Start by using the Rectangle Tool (M) to draw a shape. Give it a subtle radial gradient too. The entire design is based on a grid of four columns. To make the columns first select the rectangle and drag a guide onto the centre of the shape.
SBL Publications The Wired Scholar: Five Free Tools You May Not Know About The Internet has radically changed how information is stored, researched, and published. Work that was once done in a file catalog and in the midst of towering book shelves can now be done with a few keystrokes on a computer. Science and Health Infographics From The New York Times September 1, 2010 | Updated On Monday we kicked off “infographics week” on the blog. Yesterday we ran down some of the best infographics on NYTimes.com for teaching social studies, current events, politics, history and economics. Tomorrow we’ll provide a list for language arts and fine arts. Here, now, are Times infographics for teaching various topics in health and science. Many of them not only render complex information easy to understand, but are also lovely and elegant.
10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics Advertisement Who can resist a colourful, thoughtful venn diagram anyway? In terms of blogging success, infographics are far more likely to be shared than your average blog post. This means more eyeballs on your important information, more people rallying for your cause, more backlinks and more visits to your blog. In short, a quality infographic done well could be what your blog needs right now. Designing An Infographic
iPad Gems: Evernote, Papers, Instapaper Pro, OmniGraphSketcher, Penultimate + Art Authority Welcome to our latest edition of iPad Gems. This roundup looks at a collection of popular apps from the Mac and iPhone platforms that have made their iPad debuts with appropriate redesigns for the device’s larger screen, as well as a new offering that demonstrates the enhanced note-taking capabilities of the iPad. Though Instapaper Pro, Papers, and Penultimate received the highest ratings in this group, everything in this piece is worth a look; as always, some apps may be targeted at a more niche audience than others.
InfoGraphic Designs: Overview, Examples and Best Practices Information graphics or infographics are visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics are used where complex information needs to be explained quickly and clearly, such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing, and education. They are also used extensively as tools by computer scientists, mathematicians, and statisticians to ease the process of developing and communicating conceptual information.
What Is Revolutionary Media? 3 Key Ideas Old media is dying. It’s also oppressing people on the way out by throwing a temper tantrum as it dies, and it’s hurting everybody — especially those of us who want to be journalists in a sustainable career, and for anyone who wants to reach people. But new media kind of looks like a sweat shop! On July 1, Digiday published a study on the volume of publishing in modern online media. According to their figures, Huffington Post has 532 full time staff churning out 1,200 articles per day, with an additional 400 unpaid blog posts generated daily.