Edward Tufte

Data visuals notes for my talks in 2017

(This article was first published on <b>Bluecology blog</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>Data visuals: notes for my talks in 2017<p>Supplementary notes …

Data Science

Think for yourself! Media literacy every day

Print<p>So you’ve been teaching the information skills curriculum for a decade now, and you know the difference between Big 6 and Super 3. You assign …

Media Literacy

What Is Mitch McConnell Thinking on Health Care?

Washington — After weeks of speculation and secret meetings, on Thursday Senate Republican leaders unveiled their version of the plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. On the surface, this bill and its optics are unbelievably bad. It cuts health benefits for millions of poor and …

Health Care

Visual literacy in English language teaching | World of Better Learning

Linguistics<p>Cambridge Papers #2: Visual literacy in English language teaching<p>Vanessa Pasini<p>Share on Facebook<p>Share on LinkedIn<p>Share on Twitter<p>Comment<p>In …

Information Architecture

What do you see? Teaching Visual Literacy Through Photography, Grades 6 – 12

<b>This July, we are offering a four-session professional development course through ASPDP for New York City Educators. To register for this class,</b> …

Information Architecture

Syllabus bites: Visual literacy - Visual texts

Each tab in this guide contains key questions to consider when analysing visual texts. Use it to complete the task in the final tab.<p>What is the …

Australian Universities

How to Make Better Infographics: Tell a Single Story

<b></b>A lot of people want to know how to make infographics. We’ve made over 4,000 infographics for tons of companies over the last decade, so we know a …

Infographics

45 Years Ago, NASA Launched An Infographic For Aliens Into Space

How do you explain life on Earth without using human language? With graphic design, of course.<p>In 1972, a journalist named Eric Burgess was touring an aerospace company with a group of fellow science correspondents when he had an unprecedented thought. The group had just gotten a glimpse of the</i> …

Information Design

Teaching Visual Literacy Through Photography

This exhibition features photographs and photobooks made by students of Aperture’s 2016/17 visual literacy program, <b>Aperture On Sight</b>. Over the course …

Information Architecture

The Ultimate Guide to Slopegraphs in Excel

I’m not going to lie to you, the first time I saw a Slopegraph I was completely underwhelmed, I thought “<i>it’s a line chart with only two points,</i> …

Data Visualization

A Step-by-Step Guide to Advanced Data Visualization in Excel 2010

As a reader of this blog, you probably know I use Microsoft Excel for a lot of my data visualization needs. Excel is easy to use, everyone has it, …

The 15-Minute Media Literacy Lesson Plan

As I was concluding my workshop presentation at a recent South Carolina School Librarians annual conference, a media specialist raised her hand to …

Information Architecture

Ultimate Data Visualization Book Guide

Are you looking for a great spring read that is also inspiring and educational? We have just the thing! We’ve collected a list of powerful data …

Infographics

Margin of error: How the Surface tops the iPad

In baseball, it doesn’t matter if you win by 14 runs or just one. A win is a win. Technology, however, is not exactly the same.Writing for CNBC, Todd …

Information Architecture

More ways of seeing: Paul Belford on George Nelson’s How to See

This book, intriguingly titled How to See, begins with the incredible, yet true assertion that 90% of people cannot see.I had the same issue myself …

Graphic Design

10 Books Performance Coaches Should Read This Year

While many people say that “readers are leaders,” sometimes important books slip through the cracks because the best information isn’t supported …

Coaching

Syllabus bites: Visual literacy - Advertisements

View these spoof advertisement examples then search the web for more.<p>Analyse how the composers have manipulated the images, words, captions and …

Australian Universities

10 key lessons I learned from reading 40 books last year

In 2016, I discovered the library by our new home. It's been amazing! I've been able to avoid buying books while being able to read them.<p>Finding the library coincided with a lot of travel across the world. Throw on top of that a lot of time assisting startups, VestedWorld's world-changing …

Information Architecture

Understanding Race and History Through Photography

Sarah Lewis’s career path started long before she became an assistant professor of art history and African-American studies at Harvard, or held curatorial positions at the Museum of Modern Art and the Tate Modern.<p>It began in 1926 with a simple question her grandfather Shadrach Emmanuel Lee asked in …

Photojournalism

Make Law More Accessable: Good Typography is Critical

An Interview with Alexandra Devendra<p><i>Can the legal system be more understandable for non-lawyers? Can legal documents be more legible? We talk with</i> …

Typography

Tiny Yorkie brings joy to 101-year-old Tufte Manor resident ...

"Do you want to go for a ride?" Yon asks.<p>The Yorkie, Bella, cocks her head, never taking her dark brown eyes off the elderly woman.<p>Yon is 101. Bella …

Information Architecture

Visualizing Node-Link Graphs

<i>An essay on how to make graphs of collaboration easier to understand. Topics include creating a visual graph language as well as utilizing the third</i> …

Data Visualization

ASCII art map of the World: the polar azimuthal equidistant projection

Sorry for the title. It sounds so smart, I could not resist… I would not know its meaning without the corresponding article in Wikipedia.<p>In my …

Information Design

Design for Fingers, Touch, and People, Part 1

Trust Data, Not Your Gut<p>We all fall prey to our biases when analyzing our observations—unless we’re very, very careful not to do so.<p>You almost …

Information Design

Universities should ban PowerPoint - now

Any university teacher who does not harbour a painful recollection of a failed lecture is a liar. On one such occasion, I felt early on that I had …

Education

Design is How it Works – iA

Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like. That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels …

Information Design

Announcing Winners of the 2016 UX Magazine Awards!

February 17, 2017Academic Program<b>Award description:</b><br>For as vast and influential as experience design has become, there are too few academic programs …

Information Design

Master the art of presenting: tell a story, keep it brief

Don’t assume an audience will listen, convince them that they must – and have the confidence to lead with your strongest point<p>Poor communication can be disastrous – literally. According to accident investigators it helped lead to the disintegration of the Space Shuttle Colombia as it re-entered the …

Storytelling

The Fine Art of Building “Crap Detectors&...

OK, so here we are just a couple of weeks into the Trump administration and facing a barrage of misinformation, lies, distortions, and “alternative …

University of Washington

Redesigning Mass.gov

<b>ADMISSION: FREE</b><p>DESIGN TEAM:<p><b>Harlan Weber<br>Director of Design & Service Innovation at Commonwealth of Massachusetts</b><p>Harlan Weber is a UX designer and …

Information Design