The Exceptional and the Everyday: 144 hours in Kiev: Visualizations We start with a visualization of all 13,208 images shared by 6,165 Instagram users in central part of Kiev during February 17-22, 2014. The images are organized by shared date/time, top to bottom and left to right. (We have added time stamps to each image - they are not part of normal Instagram interface). 38 Tools For Beautiful Data Visualisations As we enter the Big Data era, it becomes more important to properly expand our capacity to process information for analysis and communication purposes. In a business context, this is evident as good visualisation techniques can support statistical treatment of data, or even become an analysis technique. But also, can be used as a communication tool to report insights that inform decisions. Today there are plenty of tools out there that can be used to improve your data visualisation efforts at every level.
Use of Blur Backgrounds in Website Design: Beautiful Examples Together with wide screen photo backgrounds which are frequently used tools for website decorations, blur backgrounds have thoroughly settled and found their niche in modern website design. Although, at first glance, it is rather difficult to understand what could be so amazing and attractive in blur technique that instantly kills all the detail of spectacular shot or image. But as a matter of fact, it has a whole bunch of advantages that, on the contrary, helps to stress aesthetic side, and make your design sophisticated and elegant. In addition, such backgrounds are able to add readability to your titles and taglines, focus attention on specified elements, easily make foreground elements stand out, and finally contrast and highlight color schemes. Moreover such technique involves different interpretations; so you can freely experiment with various blur filters, making your site appearance smooth and stylish or vice versa noised and resonant. Reflection
A Primer On Infographics In The Classroom A Primer On Infographics In The Classroom by Pamela Rossow If you are a K-12 teacher or a college professor, you may be searching for new ways to promote digital literacy in your classroom. Or just plain literacy literacy, for that matter. Infographics can be useful teaching tools as they use so many elements of traditional “teaching”: the writing process, research, and planning, all while combining digital and traditional text forms.
Seven Gmail Add-ons That Make Email Suck Less Editor’s note: Sidian M.S. Jones is the founder of OpenSourceReligion.net and does graphic design for BookLamp.org. He has a forthcoming book called The Voice of Rolling Thunder. Applying Visual Storytelling to Website Designs Design Throughout history, storytelling has been an important communication tool - it’s how people connect with one another through means of entertainment, education, and even to instill moral values in one another. While the earliest forms of storytelling were parlayed through oral communications with gestures and expressions, the landscape for storytelling has shifted with the advent of digital technologies. The role of the visual message in our communication processes has transcended mediums, not only helping people relate to a theme but allowing us as designers to intertwine content in presentation.
» Beyond Tag Clouds: TagArcs for Wordpress Tag Visualization (part I) Beyond Tag Clouds: TagArcs for WordPress Tag Visualization Tag clouds are very useful to visualize the most frequently used tags on a website, e.g. a blog. This is done by steering attention through emphasized words whose font size, color or position stands out. But nothing can be found out about temporal relation of a tag's posts. For me this became evidently on my own tag cloud (see left) which still rates 'Lima' at the leading position whereas the related articles are more then three years old. More unfortunately is the missing relation to other tags. united.colors.of.black Older → Reblogged 8 months ago from fastdays-longnights (Originally from mineyoursourswhatever) 420,700 notes View comments Reblogged 9 months ago from a-t-o-m-i-c (Originally from tight---jeans) 32,676 notes View comments Reblogged 9 months ago from patchill (Originally from mortur) 177 notes View comments Reblogged 9 months ago from bullet-proof-idea (Originally from c--r--u--c--i--a--t--u--s) 16,312 notes View comments View Larger
46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom Infographics are interesting–a mash of (hopefully) easily-consumed visuals (so, symbols, shapes, and images) and added relevant character-based data (so, numbers, words, and brief sentences). The learning application for them is clear, with many academic standards–including the Common Core standards–requiring teachers to use a variety of media forms, charts, and other data for both information reading as well as general fluency. It’s curious they haven’t really “caught on” in schools considering how well they bridge both the old-form textbook habit of cramming tons of information into a small space, while also neatly overlapping with the dynamic and digital world.