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Top 11 Wonderful Tools for Designers To Create Infographics - I am programmer For all the importance we place on text, it’s an indisputable fact that images are processed in the brain faster than words. Hence the rise and rise of the infographic which, at its best, transforms complex information into graphics that are both easy to grasp and visually appealing. No wonder magazine readers and web visitors love them. Infographics not only cater to information but also to artistic sensibilities. Human emotions and feelings can be portrayed more easily through Infographics. As a result, they are used in a variety of contexts, such as humor, emotion, social awareness and so on.

Teaching Kids Skills For Deep Reading on Digital Devices Digital Tools There’s no doubt that the experience of reading online is different than reading in print, but does it affect comprehension? While several studies have found student comprehension and retention are lower on digital devices, could it be that students just need to learn the right tools to enhance their digital reading?

MBA Courses Mind Map Examples and Templates A simple mind map example shows MBA course plan created with Edraw mind map software. Based on this template, users can easily create their own course plans. MBA Courses Mind Map Examples The 36 best tools for data visualization It's often said that data is the new world currency, and the web is the exchange bureau through which it's traded. As consumers, we're positively swimming in data; it's everywhere from labels on food packaging design to World Health Organisation reports. As a result, for the designer it's becoming increasingly difficult to present data in a way that stands out from the mass of competing data streams. One of the best ways to get your message across is to use a visualization to quickly draw attention to the key messages, and by presenting data visually it's also possible to uncover surprising patterns and observations that wouldn't be apparent from looking at stats alone.

5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Make Infographics in PowerPoint [Free Templates] Despite the spattering of headlines that have popped up over the past couple years proclaiming "infographics are dead," infographics are, in fact, alive and well. We just checked -- they're totally healthy. I mean, there are a lot of them, but when marketers spend the time aligning the topic, content, and style of their infographics with the needs and preferences of their target audiences, they're still finding success.

The Importance of Not Knowing – Lingua Franca It’s graduation season, a time when we celebrate the academic accomplishments of students. At this moment when we are celebrating learning, I think it is important to remember the importance of not always knowing—a message I had the opportunity to share a few years ago at a high-school commencement in Cleveland. I wanted to share part of that speech here in hopes that it might be meaningful for some of this spring’s high-school graduates and students already in college. So, a few thoughts for those starting college:

The Tools Early-Stage Startups Actually Need to Understand Their Customers After 18 months of struggling to get traction with two product ideas, Segment started its turnaround. What followed was a two-year stretch of growth from four to 60 people, thousands of new customers and $44 million over several rounds of financing. What was the trigger for such a significant inflection point? In the lead up to the sea change, Co-founder and CEO Peter Reinhardt and the team at Segment started to heavily lean into qualitative feedback tools like live chat widget Olark. It was embedded on each page and everyone from the newest hire to the co-founders were constantly learning from everyone using their product.

Concise Learning™ - Mind Mapping Course (3-hour, 1-on-1 coaching session; $299) Overview Mind maps enhance your ability to make connections synergistically among widely disparate events, ideas, and information by providing a way to simultaneously see the "big picture" and the connections between ideas at the same time.

Excellent Tools for Creating Videos Without Installing Software Over the years I've published some lists and reviews of free tools for creating videos online. Quite a few of those tools have been for creating simple videos that are really just automated, audio slideshows. See Animoto for an example of this. There's nothing inherently wrong with having your students use those tools, but at some point you will want to take your video projects to the next level. These are the five tools that I recommend for creating and editing videos without installing any special software. Pixorial is the online video creation tool that I hear teachers talking about a lot lately. Beginner's Guide to TOTP Beginner's Guide to TOTP I’ve been a long-time fan of two-factor authentication, using Google Authenticator to represent “something I have” in addition to the password, which is “something I know.” So, of course, when GitHub added two-factor authentication, I immediately enabled it on my account. Last night, unable to sleep, I noticed an update to Google Authenticator in the App Store. This is an app that hasn’t been updated for several years, so I was curious to see what the improvements were. I opened the app, and all of my tokens had vanished.

Can reading make you smarter? When I was eight years old, I still couldn't read. I remember my teacher Mrs Browning walking over to my desk and asking me to read a few sentences from a Dick and Jane book. She pointed to a word. An Entrepreneur's Guide to Compliance Understanding your role in compliance and staying ahead of federal regulations is challenging, but it’s infinitely preferable to the fines and other costs associated with non-compliance. Creating a culture of compliance in your organization, even if it’s just you, isn’t something that you can deal with in the future, or assume is the domain of only larger organizations. In the current business climate, every organization, regardless of size, is held accountable for compliance, and regulators are examining compliance plans and policies more closely than ever. As an entrepreneur, what does compliance mean to you? There are a few things that you need to be cognizant of, and if a plan to ensure compliance is not already in place, creating one should be one of your first priorities. Mitigate your compliance risk with education.

Who invented mind mapping I've seen comments around the web that say that Tony Buzan didn't invent mind mapping. What he did, they say, was to take a quite well-known technique (going back many hundreds of years according to some sources), narrowed it down with his ten rules and 'invented' a name, which he then trademarked (but see below for more about the mark). He then marketed this very successfully through BBC programmes (which is where I first encountered it in the 1970s), books and lecture tours. I had heard of and used spider diagrams long before that, though. The fact that we don't hear much mention of "idea sunbursting", a similar technique apparently, but we do hear about Mind Mapping all the time is a tribute to his marketing skill and proselytizing.

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