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10 Tools for Infographics that every entrepreneur should know

One of the most important things we’ve been talking about in recent months is the importance of correctly presenting your ideas and proposals, from …

The Complete Guide for How to Marry Text and Images In Your Designs

<i>It’s everywhere: inspirational quotes on Instagram and funny quips on Facebook.</i> Website landing pages and online ads. From billboards to business …

Digital Design

Explaining graphic design to four-year-olds

I recently offered to talk at the local primary school, about my job (or at least part of my job). I expected to be speaking to the older kids, and …

Graphic Design

Businessfolk: how to get started drawing without having to draw anything! http://t.co/BX6euIxoxi

Choosing the Perfect Image for Your Presentation

A picture is worth a thousand words. A bad stock photo, sadly, is worth a thousand giggles. We’ve seen these “laugh out loud” tragedies strewn across …

Tutorials

11 top tools for creating infographics that rock

Studies have been published that reveal how powerful visuals and infographics can be, compared to written words.<p>Whether you want to effectively …

13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics

A study conducted at the Wharton School of Business found that:<p>50% of the audience were persuaded by a purely verbal presentation<p>67% of the audience …

Infographics

An Easy Guide to Cool Color Combos

Whether it’s neon, neutral, pastel or monochrome, color conveys the tone of your design and helps visually illustrate a story by evoking mood and …

5 Tools to Create Beautiful Infographics

Creating beautiful infographics cannot be accomplished without using the right tools and software. Photoshop is a great weapon of choice, but it …

6 Top SlideShare Blog Posts From 2014

Wow, what a year it's been! Not only did we have our best year yet on SlideShare (check out our Best of SlideShare 2014 deck if you haven't already), but we hit new heights here on the SlideShare Blog, too. From tips on using color in decks to making your presentation more memorable, our blog has …

Visual Thinking reading list

I’ve had a lot of people ask me for book recommendations so I am putting together this list of suggested reading on various topics. I will add to …

5 Steps to Creating a Powerful Infographic

People love infographics, and the statistics prove it: In the past five years, Google searches for “infographics” have increased 25X. Sharing an infographic can improve website traffic by 12%. Some analysts even claim that 100% of businesses can benefit from sharing an infographic.<p>But you can't …

Exploring the 7 Different Types of Data Stories - MediaShift

What makes a story truly data-driven? For one, the numbers aren’t caged in a sidebar graph. Instead, the data helps drive the narrative.<p>Data can help …

Data Visualization

7 lessons on Presentation Design from TED TALKS | Curly Films

TED TALKS was created in 1984 with a big mission in mind: to gather the most interesting people in the world, sharing their passion in about 18 minutes. TED stands today as the benchmark for the best presentations. Why? Because the best presentations entail a well-thought storytelling structure …

Top 5 infographic tools for marketers

How do you create infographics without design knowledge? Well, you don't have to be a rocket scientist! Here are 5 Infographic Tools for Marketers.

Data-driven documentary about war & peace

About the Project<p>The Fallen of World War II is an interactive documentary that examines the human cost of the second World War and the decline in …

Data-Driven

3 Simple Tips For Creative Data Visualization

It seems like every time I scroll through my social media newsfeeds, I come across at least one article extolling the power of big data. <b>Have you also</b> …

Infographics

These Guys Want to Build a Phone the Size of a Credit Card

It’s hard to say exactly when it happened, but the moment has almost certainly already arrived: It’s no longer cool to use a smartphone.<p>You could …

Top 9 Bookmarking Tools for Designers

We all find cool stuff online that we want to save for later – but we never remember it and most bookmarking systems on browsers become messy and …

20 Lessons The Avengers Can Teach You About Design

<b>Avengers: Age of Ultron</b> is currently the talk of the town, so let’s talk about this famous super-team. There are six distinct characters, each with …

Iron Man

50 High Quality Fonts Every Designer Must Download

There are so many free fonts all around the web these days and sometimes it makes me think is their any really point purchasing fonts. I’ve decide to …

The year in graphics

AD<p>From global celebrations like the Olympics to devastating tragedies like the Ebola crisis, Washington Post graphics provided a deeper look into the news of 2014.<p><b>SCROLL DOWN</b>

Ebola

Directly Labeling in Excel

It’s time to ditch the legend. You know – the legend, the key, the thing to the right of the graph that tells the reader what each piece of your …

Dieter Rams, 10 Principles of Good Design

In the late 1970s, industrial designer Dieter Rams was becoming concerned by the state of the world around him – “an impenetrable confusion of forms, …