Sketch Note The Grove | The Leaders of Visual Planning, Team Performance, and Graphic Facilitation for over 30 Years. Happiness ‘wave’ crests at retirement U. QUEENSLAND (AUS) — People are at their happiest at retirement age and their most miserable in their geriatric years, according to a new study that shows how happiness changes over a lifetime. The study also debunks the idea of the middle-age blues, blaming an over-representation of unhappy respondents in previous surveys. Collecting data from more than 60,000 people in Australia, Britain, and Germany, researchers found people were happiest as they entered retirement age (55-75), and most miserable close to death (80-90). For a representative 18-year-old with a happiness level of 7 on a 10-point scale, the peak happiness age was 65 in Australia, reaching 7.3, compared with Britain (7.2 at aged 70), and Germany (7 at 65). “We all strive toward happiness, but we wanted to find out at what point in life we actually reach this goal,” says Tony Beatton of Queensland University of Technology. “Life appears to simply get worse and worse in Germany after the age of 18,” says Beatton.
10 Best Data Visualization Projects of the Year – 2010 Data visualization and all things related continued its ascent this year with projects popping up all over the place. Some were good, and a lot were not so good. More than anything, I noticed a huge wave of big infographics this year. It was amusing at first, but then it kind of got out of hand when online education and insurance sites started to game the system. Although it's died down a lot ever since the new Digg launched. That's what stuck out in my mind initially as I thought about the top projects of the year. One of the major themes for 2010 was using data not just for analysis or business intelligence, but for telling stories. So here are the top 10 visualization projects of the year, listed from bottom to top. 10. Scott Manley of the Armagh Observatory visualized 30 years of asteroid discoveries. 9. Hannah Fairfield, former editor for The New York Times, and now graphics director for The Washington Post, had a look at gas prices versus miles driven per capita. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3.
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Graphic Facilitation, Visual Recording Think Global / Act Local & Communicate Digitally / Connect Analogue - A 360 Degree View of Thinque's Solutions Recently, we have had the privilege and fortune of connecting globally and locally with multinational organisations in a diverse range of markets. Technology combined with future-minded human connectedness and connection is making this possible. Recent projects we have been working on have included a national 'Thought Leadership and Social Media Marketing' roadshow for one of the world's leading financial services organisations, scenario planning with Australia's leading bank, a 'leadership styles' program with an American pharmaceutical company, employer branding advice for one of the world's thought leading HR companies, executive coaching with pharmaceutical leaders, and an international innovation roadshow with an American-Japanese printing and digital solutions provider. Given the depth, breadth and global nature of these programs, we thought it apt to visually demonstrate some of the services and solutions that we offer at Thinque.
Gapminder.org - For a fact based world view. Business Model You Graphic Facilitators As part of her wider research into the tools and methodologies used by the next generation of global leaders, Heidi Forbes Oste has started down the path of researching the value of “visual practice” (visual facilitation, graphic recording, mindmapping, sketch-noting, etc.) As a piece of her dissertation, Heidi’s research on the visual practice, although still in the early stages, focuses on how it supports leadership and global teams using social technologies. In this one-hour webinar with Alphachimp's Peter Durand, Heidi answered questions and gave insight into the broader trends at the intersection of social systems, collaborative technology, visual learning, innovation and global leadership. Video & Digital Sketchnotes at
gavinkeech: Polytopia Project Map GEN010 This iteration/generation of the Polytopia Project map (derived from notthisbody's conversation mapping +) was designed by utilising the raw information distributed to me in Australia, as it emerged in Italy, during the lead up to the Polytopia Presentation to be handed out (printed) at the TransVision 2010 conference. notthisbody, wildcat, spaceweaver and starwalker over the course of the weekend (back in the day), sent live voice recordings and ongoing 'generational conversation maps' of their discussions which consisted of distilled analysis of core values for what the Polytopia Project encompasses. Working along side them over the couple of days and integrating the highly distilled, yet raw information from their live analysis of terms, fundamental values of what the polytopia project stands for, was a great experience and one i was stoked to be involved with. The Polytopia Project map gen010 can be downloaded here … (PDF) (JPG)
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